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Call for farmers to be more transparent
18 Jul 16 FARMERS must become more open about their production systems and communicate directly with consumers.
Glyphosate extension provides some relief
18 Jul 16 AUSTRALIA'S oilseed industry leaders have welcomed the European Union's decision to extend approval for the use of the herbicide glyphosate for 18 months.
AWI seeks slice of Vietnam market
17 Jul 16 AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation's marketing subsidiary The Woolmark Company has set an ambitious target to absorb three per cent of Vietnam's $27 billion textile export market within four years.
Beef processor cutbacks shift up a gear
17 Jul 16 AS cattle prices consolidate recent gains, the run of beef processing plant shift cutbacks appear to have stepped up a gear with slaughter numbers across the eastern seaboard about 20 per cent down year-on-year.
Best mates see bright future in cattle
17 Jul 16 YOUNG duo Jai Thomas, 14, and Byron Blevin, 15, see long-lasting friendship and a world of possibilities in agriculture.
Farm passion key to success for Mari
17 Jul 16 PASSION for farming is a trait that Mari Takla admires in the farmers she works with, but it is also an attribute that this young lawyer has in spades.
Coalition win attributed to rural seats
16 Jul 16 AT the 2013 federal election landslide that deposed of the Labor government after six years, the Coalition won 17 seats to claim office with 11 being country electorates.
Storage plans are needed for farm silos
16 Jul 16 WITH increasing demand for larger capacity on-farm grain silos, farmers need to ensure design and storage management is on-song.
Trade agreement opportunities
16 Jul 16 THE China and Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) offers "real and important" opportunities to Australian farmers, but both countries have to overcome challenges to reap the rewards.
Aphid pressure expected during spring
15 Jul 16 SPRING aphid pressure is expected to be strong this season as the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) ask farmers to step up their crop inspections in light of the Russian wheat aphid (RWA) outbreak in South Australia and Victoria.
Fire history maps to help Rangelands
15 Jul 16 RANGELANDS residents have access to new fire history mapping technology to improve fire management decisions and planning. Multiple partners have collaborated to enable the extension of a fire history map across the Rangelands.
Record grain harvest predicted for WA
15 Jul 16 THERE'S some big predictions being made about this year's harvest, with a Grain Industry Association of WA (GIWA) report last week estimating a 17.25 million tonne haul.
Wet weather no barrier to chickpeas
15 Jul 16 WET WEATHER may have limited chickpea plantings in some areas, but Pulse Australia chairman Peter Wilson said the rain had set up for a year that could dwarf previous chickpea production records.
CBH lime business has impact
14 Jul 16 LOCAL transport carriers are furious at CBH's decision to stockpile lime at its Narrakine and Lake Grace sites, saying it will significantly hurt their business and could reduce their ability to cart at harvest.
New life members inducted into WACFL
14 Jul 16 TWO new life members were inducted into the WA Country Football League (WACFL) hall of fame at the launch of the 2016 Landmark Country Football Championships last week.
Sigh of relief at Ferguson report
14 Jul 16 FOR Western Australians in bushfire-prone regions, or who are members of the bushfire community, there was a sigh of relief when we finally learned the findings of the Ferguson Inquiry into the Yarloop bushfire, and examined Euan Ferguson's recommendations.
WA dairies fare well on national stage
14 Jul 16 FOUR WA Dairy farms are named in the top 100 best milk producers in Australia.
Uncontracted dairies dumped
13 Jul 16 MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not wanted.
The guard changes at renewed AgConnectWA
13 Jul 16 SOILS researcher Wes Lefroy is the new president of AgConnectWA, the young farmers' arm of WAFarmers.
International focus needed for grains industry
13 Jul 16 AUSTRALIA's grain industry will fall behind overseas competitors unless it has an international body to promote it, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) economic and business manager Ross Kingwell has warned.
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Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
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
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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