Egypt has been a big buyer in part due to the diet which is supported by heavily subsidised bread.
Broadleaf weeds such as prickly lettuce and sowthistle are becoming increasing problems for lentil producers due to herbicide resistance.
With a big harvest expected this year the co-operative needed to put a lot of planning in to meet the various challenges it faced each year and put the "sprint and agility" back into the network.
Wasted cotton textiles will return to the ground where they were grown as part of an innovative waste reduction and soil health project.
A simple tweak to diets could markedly reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes in Australia and save billions in health care.
The grower receival fee and exporters port terminal shipping fee will each increase by $1.10 per tonne.
The latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey, released on Tuesday, has found WA farmer confidence remained close to last quarter's stellar level and at one of the top 10 readings in the survey's 20-year history.
Several reports have been made to DPIRD's PestFax service of Russian wheat aphids in crops in the Esperance district, as well as Mount Madden, Lake King, Mt Barker through to Borden and Williams.