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Chaos over potential EU glyphosate ban
10 Nov 17 THE FUTURE of the world’s most popular herbicide, glyphosate, is on tenterhooks in Europe after the European Union (EU) parliament passed a resolution to phase it out by 2022 due to safety concerns.
Dinner recognises lamb carcase winners
10 Nov 17 THE Brunswick show committee held a combined dinner and lamb carcase trophy presentation at the Brunswick showgrounds last Friday night.
Esperance on track for bin burster
10 Nov 17 WHILE many farmers across the WA grainbelt brace themselves for a below-average season, growers in the Esperance Zone are gearing up for a record breaker.
Reda eyes Australia to secure supply
10 Nov 17 AN exclusive long-term contract has whet the appetite of a European fabric maker who is appealing to the very best Australian superfine woolgrowers to partner with them to help feed the growing demand for luxury and active wear fabrics.
Mechanical know-how a bonus in Narrogin
09 Nov 17 THERE’S no place like home for young Narrogin farmer Dylan White.
Subway serves it up to feed the needy
09 Nov 17 THERE was a strong rural connection when the Subway store at Hawaiian’s Bassendean Shopping Village was part of the Subway Helps Fight Hunger in Australia ‘Live Feed’ promotion last Friday.
Rare hearse rolls up at Heavy Horse Festival
09 Nov 17 A RARE horse-drawn hearse was the highlight of the LiveLighter Heavy Horse Festival in Northam recently.
Industry anger over welfare changes
06 Nov 17 WHEN farmers pick up the phone or drop into the Farm Weekly office to express anger or highlight concerns about an issue that is affecting them – it’s time to take them seriously.
Late rain a hay-cutting dampener
06 Nov 17 OCTOBER rains have been welcomed by many graingrowers across WA, but for hay growers the wet has caused more harm than good.
Mixed reaction to emergency levy report
06 Nov 17 THE wait for an announcement on a rural bush fire service in WA continues as the State government considers the recommendations of the Economic Regulation Authority’s (ERA) final report into the emergency services levy, tabled in parliament last week.
Paul’s new Spray-Air Nitro delivers him from his “solitary”
06 Nov 17 EYRE Peninsula grain grower Paul Bammann, South Australia, spends a lot of time spraying – a task he calls “solitary confinement’’.
Thirty-year milestone for wether program
06 Nov 17 WHEN you’re on a good thing stick to it could be the slogan Albany woolgrower Fred Weight farms by.
‘Little brother’ header in the spotlight
05 Nov 17 IT must be the genetic ‘rev head’ in all of us. That’s the only psychological answer I can up with as to why power dominates conversations and stories, particularly on headers and tractors.
Bid to boost trade with Thailand
05 Nov 17 A DELEGATION of Thai government officials, investors and farmers has toured the State, exploring opportunities to boost the trade of WA-produced live cattle and grain into Thailand.
App helps monitor soil at Nokanning
04 Nov 17 TECHNOLOGICAL advancement is making life easier for Nokanning farmer Mick Caughey.
Community spirit helps out dairy farmer
04 Nov 17 MATES helping a mate needing a hand had Busselton’s farming, football and business communities working together in a demonstration of community spirit last weekend.
Industry has bright future: AWI candidate
04 Nov 17 AS a commercial woolgrower, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) director election candidate James Morgan believes he has a closer affinity to the average wool levy payer than some of his peers.
Rain delays harvest in many areas
04 Nov 17 CONTINUOUS rain across the Wheatbelt throughout September and October has led to the slowest start to grain deliveries through the CBH network for the past six years.
Reefinator hits ton with tonne of rocks
04 Nov 17 ROCKS Gone has achieved a major milestone with more than 100 Reefinator machines in operation in WA.
Media-shy bacteria plays starring role
03 Nov 17 BE warned, this is not a sexy story. But it could make you money, so read on.
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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.
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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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