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Leyonhjelm: effects test “irredeemably flawed”
17 Aug 17 FARMERS say passing legislation to implement an ‘effects test’ to help curtail anti-competitive conduct by major supermarkets in the retail supply chain is a “watershed moment”.
Curtin University to offer Agribusiness degree at Muresk
17 Aug 17 AN Associate Degree in Agribusiness will be offered Muresk Institute from 2019.
Ag college to host milestone reunion
16 Aug 17 THE WA College of Agriculture – Denmark has played a crucial role in educating young people, particularly those in the South West, about agriculture and guiding them into farm industry careers.
Turning unproductive land into profit
16 Aug 17 FOR 40 years Ian Walsh has been working on turning unproductive farm land into profitable grazing and cropping country.
These eggs are not in the one basket
15 Aug 17 WESTERN Australian farmers are often reminded of the benefits of business diversification, particularly during dry seasons such as 2017.
Forum takes stock of season
15 Aug 17 MORE than 40 representatives from across government, industry and rural communities gathered in Perth last Friday to discuss the dry season across parts of the Wheatbelt.
Update highlights winning varieties
15 Aug 17 IT was a heart-warming turn out on a cool morning for the WA Pasture and Livestock Update in Kellerberrin recently.
Hub to tackle cropping challenges
15 Aug 17 A NEW $5 million Crop Research Hub is set to be established in Western Australia in a bid to bolster crop productivity and reduce the affect of disease nationwide.
Imaging specialists focus on Techspo
14 Aug 17 PERTH-based Stratus Imaging has been confirmed as a feature exhibitor at the Southern Dirt Techspo in Katanning on September 12-14.
CBH trials a new blockchain network
14 Aug 17 BUSINESS could soon be done differently through the CBH Group as the bulk handler begins a new trial, exploring the potential for blockchain technology within the agriculture industry.
A case of ‘Back to the Future’ in Pingelly
14 Aug 17 COULD it be a case of ‘Back to the Future’? That is the almost inescapable conclusion you draw after visiting The University of WA’s (UWA) ‘Ridgefield’ farm at Pingelly.
Duo making a mark in the ag industry
14 Aug 17 TWO young guns from the Wheatbelt have been handpicked by one of WA’s most experienced leaders in the export industry to join the team at Harmony Agriculture and Food Company (HAAFCO), as it sets out to make it mark on the livestock industry.
Chinese processors happy with WA wool
08 Aug 17 A MARKET for Western Australian wool is assured well into the future if Chinese investment in its processing and garment manufacture is anything to go by.
Co-op is meeting future demand for food
08 Aug 17 AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan attended the Northern Crop Research Alliance field day at the Kimberley Research Station in Kununurra on Friday and saw first-hand the large scale crop research program undertaken by the Northern Australian Crop Research Alliance (NACRA).
Lack of self-promotion a major problem
08 Aug 17 WOMEN have a vital role to play in bridging the disconnect between Australian farmers and their city counterparts, according to ABC journalist and Landline presenter Pip Courtney.
All smiles for Landmark’s top performers
07 Aug 17 LANDMARK Harcourts Kojonup sales representative David Jannings has been named the company’s top WA performer in rural sales for 2016/17, taking out the gold achievement award for overall sales (rural).
Award for high animal welfare standards
07 Aug 17 THE Mount Barker Regional Saleyards has won a national award that recognises excellence in animal welfare.
Bird's eye view on herbicide issues
07 Aug 17 ADVANCEMENTS in drone technology could hold the key to affordably combating the State’s wild radish herbicide resistance issues.
Brand Australia hard to find in China
07 Aug 17 IT is not just Western Australian businessman Andrew Forrest who wants to see Australian food exports to Asia prominently promoted as Australian.
Rooting out insects from pasture, crops
07 Aug 17 PROTECTING pasture and crops from damaging insect pests is the focus of a new research initiative which could be a godsend to farmers battling root-eating grubs and beetles.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
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
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
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
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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