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Grower talks about new canola hybrid
ROD Birch of Catalina Farms, Marchagee talks with new Pioneer seeds area manager for Central WA, Erinn McCartney, about canola hybrids 43Y23 RR and new 43Y29 RR.
Fishers hold their breath on late season
14 Jul 18
GORGE Rock farmer Geoffrey Fisher has been flat out spraying recently, trying to get as much done before much-needed rain arrived.
Researchers identify gene resistance
12 Jul 18
WHEAT researchers have discovered a combination of genes that provide resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in WA varieties.
Digging deeper on deep ripping trials
12 Jul 18
INITIAL observations from trials comparing deep ripping treatments will be included in the information presented at Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) open forums in the...
Value of chaff carts put to the test
05 Jul 18
CHAFF carts have been doing a great job in the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds and are finding a valuable niche, particularly in mixed farming enterprises in western and...
Mobile research labs to drive grains research capacity
04 Jul 18
WA grains research has gone up a gear with the acquisition of two mobile research laboratories to accelerate production gains.
Family farm thrives through generations
01 Jul 18
EVERYBODY remembers grandad saying his goal as a farmer was to leave the land in a better state than when he found it.
Programs reduced in face of dry start
01 Jul 18
WHILE many growers in north and central parts of the WA grainbelt are enjoying a wet start to winter, farmers in the south of the State are battling one of the driest starts to the...
No benefit says desk proponent
29 Jun 18
AUSTRALIAN farmers have not benefitted as a whole from 10 years of deregulation in the wheat industry.
CBH moves to cut supply chain fees
29 Jun 18
GROWERS will soon reap the rewards of CBH Group’s recent cost cutting regime, after the co-operative announced a 13 per cent reduction in supply chain fees for the up-coming harvest.
End of seeding needs celebrating
25 Jun 18
IT WAS a moment for farmer Shaun Westlake to celebrate, after finishing his seeding program two weeks ago at Calingiri.
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...
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See how was at the annual event on April 22.
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
Absolutely ludicrous that this is even a thing. Should organic farmers be liable if their farms
GM inquiry likely to conclude next year
GM crops are a dud. They are stalled, with GM seed markets saturated, and failure to deliver on
CropLife welcomes benefits of GM crops
Not sure in what universe Wilson think the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is "an
Wilson opposes Ley's bill
Lock new APL chair
16 Jul 18
AUSTRALIA Pork Limited (APL) has a new director and board chairman in David Lock.
Gerald returns to the ag industry
08 Jul 18
PROMINENT former WA agribusiness and livestock identity Gerald Wetherall has returned to the rural industry with...
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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