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DFES fire levy management under review
09 Feb 17 TRANSPARENCY concerns about the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) controlling and allocating Emergency Services Levy (ESL) funds are being revisited.
Extra $277m for seizing the opportunity
09 Feb 17 THE Nationals WA will push for more agriculture spending, including $277m for its pivotal Seizing the Opportunity in Agriculture program, under new plans it will take to the March election.
Nats outline next bold ag plan
09 Feb 17 THE Nationals WA will today announce another bold plan for the agricultural sector, including a $35 million research investment for grower groups.
Water for Food plan to get more funds
09 Feb 17 THE Nationals WA have promised to expand the $40 million Water for Food program and an $87m increase in funding for infrastructure, innovation grants and groundwater investigations.
Good results unlikely to repeat in 2017
08 Feb 17 FOR many farmers 2016 will go down as one of the more memorable and most rewarding in their careers.
Lower value pulses hard to move
08 Feb 17 WHILE the pulse industry has generated headlines with the rampant success of the chickpea and lentil sectors in the past two years, faba bean prices have fallen off the edge of a cliff.
Rural women inspired to be change agents
08 Feb 17 MANY believe "you are what you eat" and research presented at the Women in Agriculture Soil and Food Health conference in the Great Southern on January 28 drove home that message.
$1.8m gross for quality Boyanup offering
08 Feb 17 LANDMARK agents and staff deserve a bonus after the marathon task of drafting, penning and weighing more than 1600 mostly excellent quality cattle at the Boyanup store sale last Friday.
Elders win reflects culture and staff
08 Feb 17 ELDERS Bunbury has been crowned this year's "Western Zone" branch of the year, narrowly missing out on claiming top honours nationally.
Ethanol demand keeps sorghum up
08 Feb 17 SORGHUM continues to trade at a premium to white grain, such as barley and wheat, in the lead-up to the southern Queensland sorghum harvest.
Joint venture offloads Allied Mills arm
08 Feb 17 GRAINCORP and Cargill Australia will sell their joint venture business Allied Mills to Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) in a deal valuing the business at $455 million, including net debt and inventory of $125 million.
Poultry part of regenerative farm plan
08 Feb 17 THE humble chicken is set to play a key role in farming operations by rejuvenating and fertilising pastures.
Lack of investment under scrutiny
07 Feb 17 THE percentage of wool levies being spent on marketing compared to research and development is under scrutiny as wool production fails to recover during a time of high returns.
Ruralco upbeat with earnings
07 Feb 17 RURALCO is tipping strong lamb market activity in 2017 and beyond after reporting a lift in first quarter earnings fuelled by a helpful season, increased live cattle exports and a healthy wool market.
ACCC puts focus on ag-related activity
06 Feb 17 AGRICULTURE-related complaints and enquiries to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) jumped 15 per cent in the second half of 2016 compared to in the first half.
The high cost of Canberra
05 Feb 17 FROM the very safe perspective of WA, it is not hard to be astounded by the reaction of those citizens of the United States who didn't like the decision of the American electors in the presidential election.
New features broaden use of CLAAS Axion
04 Feb 17 IT's nothing new in Europe.
Chaff cart another tool in farming box
03 Feb 17 AS well as being a successful weapon against weed numbers, chaff carts could be a boon for mixed farmers for sheep feed and potentially helping fill the late-autumn feed gap.
Changing face of gear at Boyup Brook
03 Feb 17 By KEN WILSON TECHNOLOGY is changing everything. Just ask AFGRI Equipment and John Deere dealer Boyup Brook branch manager Darren Newbey. For years, a tractor with a power rating around 96kW (130hp) did the job on most farms in the district. But now the dealership is a full product line branch, including selling class nine headers, self-propelled boomsprayers and 4WD tractors up to 373kW-plus
Wheat research set to open breeding door
02 Feb 17 BREAKTHROUGH research by the University of WA could open up more opportunities for finding drought tolerant wheat varieties. Plant geneticist and plant breeder Guijun Yan, from UWA's School of Agriculture and Environment and Institute of Agriculture, led the world-first research to develop climate ready crops that are adapted to water stress.
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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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PGA launches live ex campaign
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
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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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