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WA Rural Women’s Award winner announced
17 Mar 16 NORTHERN WA agriculture champion Kalyn Fletcher was named as WA’s 2016 Rural Women’s Award winner tonight.
DAFWA review a "waste of time"
17 Mar 16 PLANs for senior Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) staff to review their own department has been slammed as an "incestuous affair" by Labor Food and Agriculture shadow minister Mick Murray.
WA agriculture open for business: Redman
17 Mar 16 AGRICULTURE is increasingly becoming a focus of investment in WA, Regional Development Minister Terry Redman pointed out as he opened the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama on Friday.
CBH board rejects AGC’s advances
16 Mar 16 THE CBH board has unanimously rejected plans from Australian Grains Champion (AGC) to corporatise the grain co-operative.
CBH rejects AGC proposal
14 Mar 16 THE CBH board has voted unanimously today to reject the Australian Grains Champion (AGC) proposal.
Farm lobby surprised by Delaney change
14 Mar 16 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association president Tony Seabrook said Premier Colin Barnett's decision to move Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) director general Rob Delane to a new role within the Department of State Development came out of left field.
Repaired vessel back on high seas
13 Mar 16 WELLARD'S vessel, the M/V Ocean Swagman, is set to return to the high seas after being repaired off South America.
Darwin tour helps Hedland export push
12 Mar 16 THE Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has progressed its plans to upgrade the Port Hedland port to enable a live cattle export trade.
Peak bodies collaborate for lamb study
12 Mar 16 TWO of the sheep industry's peak bodies are collaborating on research to improve lamb survival and lift weaning rates.
TAFE changes risk degree
12 Mar 16 THE iconic CY O'Connor name with historic links to the Goldfields pipeline is about to disappear from TAFE campuses across the Wheatbelt.
Employers needed for Muresk placements
11 Mar 16 AGRICULTURE industry employers are needed to provide hands-on experience for a growing number of students keen to establish a career in the sector.
Growers can tackle global market: Harvey
11 Mar 16 WA growers can double their water use efficiency in the next decade and keep their slice of the international grains market.
Invite error mires Rangelands meeting
11 Mar 16 THE Department of Lands has apologised after an administration error failed to send timely invitations to Rangelands pastoralists last week, causing potentially hundreds of candidates to miss the important event in Perth.
AGC waives CBH break fee
10 Mar 16 AUSTRALIAN Grains Champion (AGC) has waived a $16 million break fee and exclusivity requirement on its CBH corporatisation proposal.
Cropping system needs longer-term view
10 Mar 16 LONG-term planning of crop rotations is the only way to maintain a profitable system in WA as growers contend with growing seed banks and depleting soil nutrition.
Glyphosate resistance a major threat
10 Mar 16 WEED resistance to glyphosate-based herbicides is the greatest present threat to world food production, according to international authority Stephen Powles.
Irrigation options help Mowanjum grow
10 Mar 16 By JACINTA BOLSENBROEK THE Mowanjum Pastoral Company, near Derby, has been granted an option to expand its irrigation activities which will allow it to dramatically expand its cattle numbers. The West Kimberley Aboriginal Corporation company plans to develop an irrigation precinct, feedlot and related infrastructure with the option for freehold tenure. The Mowanjum irrigation plan is part of th
Pastoral industry meets for beef update
10 Mar 16 INDUSTRY representatives are meeting in Karratha to discuss markets and opportunities for Northern beef enterprises and give pastoralists an update on the Department of Agriculture and Food's (DAFWA) Northern Beef Futures project. Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston officially opens the event today, announcing a State Government business improvement grants program is helping drive better bee
Joyce rejects super conflict call
09 Mar 16 AGRICULTURE and Water Minister Barnaby Joyce has rejected suggestions his calls for increased superannuation contributions to local agricultural investments conflicts with his warnings against corporatising the WA farmer-owned grains co-op CBH.
Protestor laws could trap farmers: Mazza
09 Mar 16 WA farmers preventing mining companies or bank access to their properties could get caught up in laws aimed at giving police power over protestors, fears Shooters and Fishers Party MLC Rick Mazza.
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The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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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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