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MacTiernan sets her agenda
29 Mar 17 WA's new Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan has outlined her agenda for key sectors in farming and agriculture, including a future northern research institution and rebuilding the Department of Agriculture and Food.
Lucknow Farms 2.5yo ewes sell to $185
29 Mar 17 THERE was a time when every Wheatbelt clearing sale started by selling the sheep, and after noting the prices received at the Lucknow Farms sale, Hines Hill, last week, it can be seen why they have persisted with their Merinos.
Frustration eased with new feed drum
29 Mar 17 IT'S the classic farmer-led product. When Esperance farmer and iPaddock founder Mic Fels reached a level of frustration with his draper front, direct heading canola and lupins, he called Merredin manufacturer Laurie Phillips, Phillbourne, and asked him if he could make a better feed drum. It had to be easily retro-fitted to his draper and built as simple and as strong as possible.
Hidden treasure unearthed at Paynedale
29 Mar 17 A HIDDEN treasure trove in the South West is about to be revealed by the Primaries selling team when they offer at auction an impressive collection of antiques and collectables, including many authentic items from the United Kingdom, at the clearing sale of P & J Smith, Paynedale.
Australian protein a wheat trump card
28 Mar 17 CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks, according to a visiting American agri-economist.
Sowing window is yield key
28 Mar 17 CHOOSING the optimal sowing time for wheat according to variety can go a long way in boosting yield potential in frost prone environments.
On-farm storage trend augers well
28 Mar 17 ANDREW Venning, of farm machinery manufacturer Vennings, South Australia, said the shift towards more sophisticated on-farm storage systems meant demand for large-scale grain moving equipment was also on the rise.
Harvey Beef launches Rangelands brand
24 Mar 17 HARVEY Beef and the Kimberley and Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KCPA) have today announced they have partnered to deliver an exclusive new beef range.
Forrest: new China beef trade deal “game changing”
24 Mar 17 BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck between Australia and China today is a “game changing announcement” for the local sector.
Elders celebrates another solid year
24 Mar 17 ELDERS’ annual real estate awards at Crown Perth on Saturday night provided a perfect forum to highlight company successes at the midway point of its financial year and especially for its real estate division.
Lobby groups welcome MacTiernan posting
24 Mar 17 THE State’s leading agricultural lobby groups have welcomed the appointment of Alannah MacTiernan as the new Agriculture and Food Minister.
Mia takes control of The Nationals
24 Mar 17 CENTRAL Wheatbelt MLA Mia Davies is the first female leader of The Nationals WA.
Planning the key for paddock renovation
24 Mar 17 BEEF producers thinking about renovating paddocks with perennial pastures have been warned to plan ahead.
Heightened season for wheat disease
23 Mar 17 WHEAT growers have been advised to review the latest disease rating of their chosen variety due to a heightened disease risk this season from widespread summer rainfall.
The ‘people game’ lives on
23 Mar 17 GERALDTON machinery dealer Steve Purcher, Purcher International, reinforced the “people game’ at last week’s Autumn Update.
Alannah takes agriculture
23 Mar 17 THE State's leading agricultural lobby groups have welcomed the appointment of Alannah MacTiernan as the new Agriculture and Food Minister.
Australian protein a wheat trump card
23 Mar 17 CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks, according to a visiting American agri-economist.
Davies takes control of The Nationals
23 Mar 17 CENTRAL Wheatbelt MLA Mia Davies is the first female leader of The Nationals WA.
Former president takes over the reins
22 Mar 17 THE Isolated Children's Parents' Association WA (ICPA WA) saw a changing of the guard at its annual conference last week.
Year 7 concerns still real say parents
22 Mar 17 IT was obvious at last week's ICPA WA conference that the move of Year 7s into secondary school is still a major concern for regional parents.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
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
I'm one of the people who want marijuana to be legalized, some city have been approved it but
Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
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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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