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RSPCA inquiry report delayed until May
31 Mar 16 THE WA Legislative Council has been given six extra weeks to report on its controversial inquiry into the RSPCA, despite Labor and Greens MPs objecting to the extension.
Nicoletti ready for big crop after sale
30 Mar 16 ONCE WA's biggest grain grower, a reinvigorated John Nicoletti is ready to put "a big crop" in the ground again this season. In three weeks he plans to be airseeding the Eastern Wheatbelt farms of the 68,000 hectare empire he is selling and leasing back for 10 years.
Review delays a risk to complex sales
30 Mar 16 UNLESS the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIBR) speeds up its approvals process, there is a risk complex agriculture property deals will fall through because of the delay.
R&D the key to future farming success
29 Mar 16 A one per cent profit increase is the key to good farming and Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is driving the future of these gains.
Nalder picks up Ag portfolio
29 Mar 16 AS widely speculated, Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston has been sacked in todays Cabinet reshuffle and replaced by Transport Minister Dean Nalder.
'Zanda' silver for Wes
28 Mar 16 PRECISION SoilTech technical manager and AgConnectWA committee member Wes Lefroy has been announced the runner-up for the 2016 Zanda McDonald Award at the Platinum Primary Producers (PPP) Conference in Wellington, New Zealand.
Government puts axe to rural education
27 Mar 16 THE State Government has been called into question over its willingness to promote rural education.
Food security aids global peace: UWA
26 Mar 16 GREATER global stability was an expected benefit of agricultural science meeting the challenges of feeding the world in a warming and drying climate.
The Nationals want two extra State MPs
26 Mar 16 THE Nationals WA want to add two extra MPs to State parliament to ease the demands on regional MPs dealing with expanding electorates.
Monola canola delivers big premiums
25 Mar 16 A WILLINGNESS to think outside the box is giving Wagin farmers Ross and Carol Goldsmith more profitable returns from their oilseed break crop.
CBH targets 100 bins in major upgrade
24 Mar 16 FUTURE investment by CBH Group in its WA grain receivals and accumulation sites network will target 100 of its current 202 sites.
Govt misses fracking safeguard chance
24 Mar 16 AN opportunity for the State Government to engender public confidence in its administration of so-called fracking for gas in the Midwest, has been lost.
Pastoral land reforms havebecome public brawl: PGA
24 Mar 16 THE Pastoral Lands Board (PLB) issue has become a public brawl, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) president Tony Seabrook.
World record $30,000 'smoked' hay bale
24 Mar 16 THE South West town of Harvey played host to what is expected to be listed as a world record auction last Friday night.
AGC looks at options after CBH rebuff
23 Mar 16 AUSTRALIAN Grains Champion (AGC) is reconsidering its options as CBH moves towards an internal structural review, fed by grower input.
Bayer sees gloomy GM picture in Europe
23 Mar 16 BAYER board member Kemal Malik has painted a gloomy picture about the state of play in Europe for genetically modified (GM) cropping and the technology's future.
Family fun on offer at Wagin Woolorama
23 Mar 16 FOR a fun family day out with all sorts of different activities to see and do, the recent Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama was the place to be.
Industry criticism grows as food declared safe by Minister
23 Mar 16 AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Ken Baston reaffirmed WA's reputation for safe food, in response to claims WA's biosecurity is being threatened by a government staff freeze which has prevented it from hiring key staff.
Get GRDC insights from the ground up
22 Mar 16 PROMINENT farming identities are taking part in an elite series of events throughout the country hosted by Fairfax Media in collaboration with the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
Updates deliver key dairy knowledge
18 Mar 16 THREE recent Dairy Industry Updates have provided WA dairy farmers the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in industry products and services, and gave attendees insights into the operations of the Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) and WAFarmers are working to benefit members.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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PGA launches live ex campaign
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.
Liberals vow to keep college doors open
28 Aug 18
PARENTS campaigning to save Moora Residential College (MRC) have cautiously welcomed WA Liberals’ announcement it will keep the facility open if it wins the next State election.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
Bayer’s $88b Monsanto merger bites Aussie cotton R&D
Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
NZ crop tech firm eyes ASX listing
China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
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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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