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Farmland value growth slows
28 May 15 GRAZING and cropping land led a marginal rise in the median value of WA farmland last year, shows a report based on farm sales data launched yesterday.
Growers still in limbo over Superfert contract supply
28 May 15 FIFTY WA growers are still to find out if fertiliser contracts with Superfert Dongbu will be honoured, despite a creditors meeting being held on Monday.
WA push for GRDC headquarters
28 May 15 THE WA Nationals want Northam to be the base for the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
WA farmland value growth slows
27 May 15 GRAZING and cropping land led a marginal rise in the median value of WA farmland last year, shows a report based on farm sales data launched today.
Fix non-wetting soils for weed control
27 May 15 ARGUABLY the four biggest issues facing WA farmers, in no particular order are weeds, non-wetting sands, soil pH and costs.
Online classes provide farming lessons
27 May 15 AUSTRALIAN students will be able to learn more about the nation's important agriculture sector, with the release of a new range of online resources.
Farmers encouraged to action on farm concessional loans
24 May 15 DESPITE lots of encouragement, there has been little action when it comes to WA's concessional loans schemes, according to Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) president Tony Seabrook.
WA dairy producers smile at gold medals
24 May 15 BROWNES Dairy, Balcatta and Mundella Foods, Mundijong, shared honours as WA's main gold-medal winners at last Thursday's Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) annual awards for excellence.
Garlicks and lamb a winning combo
23 May 15 BADGEBUP farmer Nathan Garlick and his family have been recognised for their innovative attitude to prime lamb production.
Moving to Merinos for a wool boost
23 May 15 WITH the winter months closing in, many people are reaching for their wool clothing and bedding to keep them warm.
New DAFWA headquarters pulled in Budget
23 May 15 THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) hasn't fared well in this year's State Budget with plans for a new headquarters pulled and more staff cuts coming.
Power hike to hit dairies
23 May 15 SOUTH West and South Coast dairy farmers relying on centre-pivot irrigators to grow feed for their herds could face a hike of more than $1100 a month in their power bills after July.
Beef steers hit 338c/kg at Boyanup
22 May 15 JUST when you thought cattle prices couldn't go any higher, beef steers hit 338 cents a kilogram at last Friday's Elders Boyanup sale.
Beef steers to 303c/kg at Manjimup
22 May 15 "A MIXED quality yarding" was an apt description for the 174 cattle penned in the combined agents sale at Manjimup last week, with processing types dominating the pens.
Serena Park Angus dispersal hits $2320
22 May 15 A LONG history of selective breeding and a good reputation gave buyers confidence as they bid to a $2320 top price for cows with calves at foot at the Serena Park Angus herd dispersal last week.
Redman confident in RfR
22 May 15 REGIONAL Development Minister Terry Redman is confident Royalties for Regions (RfR) is here to stay.
Wickepin steak sandwich wows judges
21 May 15 One is located in a glitzy casino complex, the other in the heart of sheep country, but both The Merrywell and The Wickepin Hotel share the distinction of serving up the State's best steak sandwiches.
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Farm vehicles hit with rising CTP costs
21 May 15 LAST week's State Budget will heap extra costs at the farmgate, according to WA's farm lobby groups.
Port sell-off upsets farm lobby group
21 May 15 THE Barnett Government unveiled its ambitious plans to sell-off a number of public assets to help pay for WA's rising debt in last week's State Budget.
Wool price rally ends with 18c/kg drop
21 May 15 A RED hot WA wool market came off the boil last Thursday with the Western Market Indicator (WMI) retreating 18 cents a kilogram, compared to slides of 7 and 9c/kg in Sydney and Melbourne.
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Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
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THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.
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