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THE long-term future of grains research and development remains unclear as the State government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) continue to battle over how research and development will be delivered in Western Australia. 24 Jun 17 . In an interview with the Farm Weekly, WA Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan was critical of GRDC’s on-the-ground spend in the State and the importance of local autonomy in making research investment decisions. “We believe when you look
THE Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will consider a broader spectrum of investment opportunities and be more aggressive in regards to its investments following the business’ realignment, according to GRDC chairman John Woods. 19 Jun 17  with growers provided valuable feedback on GRDC’s investments, structure and research and development focus. While the dry start to the WA cropping season was at the top of growers’ minds, other issues raised included a desire for the GRDC to increase
IT is not always easy for people living in rural Western Australian to access adequate health care, but thanks to two of Australia’s longest running organisations, services are set to improve. 01 Jun 17 IT is not always easy for people living in rural Western Australian to access adequate health care, but thanks to two of Australia’s longest running organisations, services are set to improve. The Commercial Travellers’ Association of WA (CTA) last
A NEW scholarship program, to be launched this week by CBH, Grower Group Alliance (GGA) and Leadership WA, will promote the development of leadership skills in grain growing communities. 02 Jun 17 A NEW scholarship program, to be launched this week by CBH, Grower Group Alliance (GGA) and Leadership WA, will promote the development of leadership skills in grain growing communities. CBH chief executive Andy Crane said the collaboration offered
IT has been four months since floods wreaked havoc on the State’s south coast and there’s still a long road to recovery for the shires of Ravensthorpe and Lake Grace. 14 Jun 17  as affected shires await approval from Main Roads WA to start repair work. Under the WA Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA), local governments are unable to claim most of the costs associated with using their own workforce to
WHEN things went haywire for former WA One Nation turned independent Senator Rod Culleton in Canberra, it flicked the switch on a rare political opportunity for his knock-about brother-in-law Peter Georgiou. 18 Jun 17 WHEN things went haywire for former WA One Nation turned independent Senator Rod Culleton in Canberra, it flicked the switch on a rare political opportunity for his knock-about brother-in-law Peter Georgiou. Having run second on the WA One Nation
STUDENTS from five Western Australian education establishments came away from last weekend’s National Merino Challenge (NMC) in Melbourne with new contacts and a greater understanding of the wool industry. 03 Jun 17 STUDENTS from five Western Australian education establishments came away from last weekend’s National Merino Challenge (NMC) in Melbourne with new contacts and a greater understanding of the wool industry. Teams from three WA College of Agriculture
HAS there ever been a better time to be involved in the sheep and wool industry? 02 Jun 17  the Department of Agriculture and Food WA in 2016 there were 13.8 million sheep and lambs in WA being run by 5000 sheep producers with about 80 per cent of these producers managing a flock of more than 500 sheep. The sheep and wool industry is a vital
PRODUCTIVITY will be under the spotlight at the Livestock and Rural Transport Association of Western Australia’s (LRTAWA) 37th annual conference on Bunbury on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, 2017. 25 Jun 17 PRODUCTIVITY will be under the spotlight at the Livestock and Rural Transport Association of Western Australia’s (LRTAWA) 37th annual conference on Bunbury on Friday, June 30 and Saturday, July 1, 2017. The conference will highlight WA company
BIOSECURITY was the focus of a recent tour to Nepal for a trio of WA women who were given the opportunity to examine the impacts of foot and mouth disease (FMD) on the local farming communities. 05 Jun 17 BIOSECURITY was the focus of a recent tour to Nepal for a trio of WA women who were given the opportunity to examine the impacts of foot and mouth disease (FMD) on the local farming communities. Grower Group Alliance chairwoman, Facey Group
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I went to the State barrier fence coastal - end yesterday - and was appalled at the state of
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The days of DAFWA having the bulk of GRDC funding in WA are long gone, they can't even
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In a domestic market situation I can see why this would be supported but in a 90% export market
A RURAL and regional development bank – that would act independent of government to avoid politicisation and help hold the big four banks to account on farm lending - has been recommended in a new report aimed at stimulating debate about the lack of agricultural investment in local superannuation funds.27 Jun 17 A RURAL and regional development bank – that would act independent of government to avoid politicisation and help...
LANDMARK’S Canadian farm services and crop products parent Agrium Inc has bought another Australian venture, the Starpharma Holdings agrichemical business.23 Jun 17 LANDMARK’S Canadian farm services and crop products parent Agrium Inc has bought another Australian venture, the...