Agribusiness

Agree that we need to improve opportunity and outcome for our bush kids.
We also need to find a way to educate the city kids about what happens outside capital cities. The level of ignorance is astounding - I'm regularly surprised when people (adults) as me what certain vegetable plants look like! "How do pumpkins grow?"
If pastorals were fair dink-um about wild dogs there would be a ban on ownership of dogs north and east of the emu proof fence after all these dogs are not all dingo, some of you have yourselves to blame. Cell fencing will directly impact on kangaroos and emus migrating, especially in times of drought. If not they will be shot voiding these areas of these species. I question the self-centred thinking of a few otherwise known as back packer station owners who can't afford the lifestyle they pursue. With this sort of attitude you don't deserve to live there. It’s not farm land its bush land.
$400 billion should read $400 million
At a $114 per tonne i feel like we have been bent over & abused .They went out of their way to encourage oats . Disappointing really dosnt quite embrace the rage , anger or disbelief .
01/03/17 06:54 AM

General

  GM challenge 1 Comments 1
The Minister of Ag can use WA's Gene Technology Act 2006 to manage GM & GM-free crops for market reasons.
As >90% of WA conventional & organic farmers are GM-free, GM contamination threatens their premium GM-free European & local markets (worth $40/tonne for GM-free) that have zero tolerance for any GM.
Weak Dept of Ag segregation guidelines should be enacted in strong laws & a Farmer Protection Fund set up.
The fund would be financed from a levy of $1/kg on all GM seed sold, so farmers who suffer GM contamination & financial loss can apply for automatic compensation, without going to court.
20/04/17 06:38 AM
Time will judge if they can implement what growers are asking for.
Not what a director influenced survey last year came up with.
Hopefully it will be their last terms on the board and a better director election platform can be achieved with the network strategy being implemented.
We can only hope.

Livestock

Absolutely agreed.
Chinese demand for high-quality protein is increasing, as is demand from Indonesia with a rapidly expanding middle class that is consuming ever larger quantities of beef.
As the most proximate region to these markets, it is senseless not to be building the requisite infrastructure to maximise our export-earning potential.
Anthony Friday
CEO
Pilbara Regional Council

Machinery

Well done Steve,it is easy to see why Purchers have been so successful over 5 decades
23/03/17 10:46 PM

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The Minister of Ag can use WA's Gene Technology Act 2006 to manage GM & GM-free crops for market
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Time will judge if they can implement what growers are asking for. Not what a director
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Absolutely agreed. Chinese demand for high-quality protein is increasing, as is demand from
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