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Growers dig into soil health discussion
22 Jun 18 SOIL health and soil carbon have become farming buzz words, with farmers taking a bigger interest into the science behind their soils in recent years.
New members on CBH advisory council
22 Jun 18 THE CBH Group has announced the newest members of its Growers’ Advisory Council (GAC), with three fresh faces to join the team from July.
Northern Wheatbelt farmers score from rain
22 Jun 18 LAST Sunday night’s rain band was a win for mostly northern Wheatbelt grain growers as the system failed to deliver substantial rain over areas planted to crop.
Turners' trials aim to beat soil acidity
22 Jun 18 SOIL acidity has been a major issue affecting part of Glen Morrell farm.
CBH cost cutting venture in full swing
21 Jun 18 THE STATE’S peak farming organisations have backed the CBH Group’s implementation of a drastic cost cutting program, as the co-operative attempts to close the gap between the cost of production in WA and its key competitors in the Black Sea region.
Muresk gets SMART with farm technology
21 Jun 18 MURESK Institute has unveiled WA’s first demonstration SMART Farm at its inaugural Farm Smart Showcase.
New IT ideas need better communication
21 Jun 18 DESPITE big advances in agricultural technology, more conversation is needed for ag-tech experts to gain a greater understanding of what farmers need to enhance their businesses.
The brief on sheep and beef
21 Jun 18 CHAIR of the 2018 WoolPoll panel, South Australian Merino breeder Sydney Lawrie has urged fellow producers to have their say when voting opens on September 17.
All onwards for Harley’s farming ambition
20 Jun 18 WITH a drive for hard work and responsibility, Harley Pittard has finally made his way up the ‘farming food chain’.
Braden looks ahead to precision ag career
20 Jun 18 EXCITING times are on the horizon for young gun Braden Hayes as his final semester of university is about to wrap up with a job prospect already in sight.
Herbicides a hot topic at UWA showcase
20 Jun 18 POSTGRADUATE Yaseen Khalil, from The University of WA’s (UWA) School of Agriculture and Environment presented the findings of his thesis, on interaction of pre-emergent herbicides and crop residues in WA’s no-tillage systems, at the Institute of Agriculture’s Frontiers in Agriculture showcase recently.
Conditions push farmers to grow more barley
18 Jun 18 A RECORD 1.6 million hectares of barley is tipped to be planted in WA this season, as market and seasonal conditions prompt growers to replace canola with the well-priced cereal crop.
Historic containerised grain shipment
18 Jun 18 CHINESE customers are due to receive 250 tonnes of WA-grown field peas this week, after the first commercial containerised shipment of grain was exported out of Esperance
Rain a welcome relief for many WA growers
18 Jun 18 IT’S been a welcoming wet start for growers across the State with significant rain events over the past three weeks.
SoP project gets mining lease
18 Jun 18 TWO mining leases granted two weeks ago have firmed up an 18-month time frame for a start to local production of premium Sulphate of Potash (SoP) fertiliser.
LPA to conduct random audits from July
15 Jun 18 LIVESTOCK producers can expect to be randomly selected for their Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) audit from July 2018, when the first of about 2000 random on-farm audits will be carried out nationally.
State defunds sheep industry projects
15 Jun 18 IT’S the end of the line for the Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) project and the Sheep Alliance of WA (SAWA) after four years of State government funding dries up at the end of June.
Grains group defends live export
15 Jun 18 THERE’s more at stake with the banning of live sheep exports than what politicians and city dwellers think, according to the WA Grains Group (WAGG).
Wild dogs spotted west of Watheroo
15 Jun 18 A WILD dog has been shot after terrorising sheep flocks during the start of the lambing season north of Moora.
Modern day shepherd to present at LambEx 2018
13 Jun 18 Modern day shepherd and acclaimed author from the Lake District in Northern England, James Rebanks, will be a key note speaker at LambEx 2018 in Perth from August 5-7.
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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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