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Grains research hangs in the balance
24 Jun 17 . In an interview with the Farm Weekly,
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
GRDC looks to investment opportunities
19 Jun 17 with growers provided valuable feedback on GRDC’s investments, structure and research and development focus. While the dry start to the
cropping season was at the top of growers’ minds, other issues raised included a desire for the GRDC to increase
Rural health services are given a boost
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
Scholarships to progress grain leaders
02 Jun 17 A NEW scholarship program, to be launched this week by CBH, Grower Group Alliance (GGA) and Leadership
, will promote the development of leadership skills in grain growing communities. CBH chief executive Andy Crane said the collaboration offered
Still counting the flood cost
14 Jun 17 as affected shires await approval from Main Roads
to start repair work. Under the
Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA), local governments are unable to claim most of the costs associated with using their own workforce to
Steep learning curve for One Nation Senator
18 Jun 17 WHEN things went haywire for former
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 students in national wool challenge
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
College of Agriculture
Market pushes sheep and wool prices
02 Jun 17 the Department of Agriculture and Food
in 2016 there were 13.
million sheep and lambs in
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 focus at transport meeting
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
Tour gives closer look at FMD
05 Jun 17 BIOSECURITY was the focus of a recent tour to Nepal for a trio of
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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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
I went to the State barrier fence coastal - end yesterday - and was appalled at the state of
Wild dogs on funding schemes’ radar
The days of DAFWA having the bulk of GRDC funding in WA are long gone, they can't even
Grains research hangs in the balance
In a domestic market situation I can see why this would be supported but in a 90% export market
Wheat wars continue
Regional development bank could boost agricultural super investment
27 Jun 17
A RURAL and regional development bank – that would act independent of government to avoid politicisation and help...
Agrium expands its tech base
23 Jun 17
LANDMARK’S Canadian farm services and crop products parent Agrium Inc has bought another Australian venture, the...
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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