Shadow Minister for Agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon says the Federal Government is about to withdraw funding for a program that educates school children about rural industries.
ON the day State Treasurer Ben Wyatt handed down his first budget, Premier Mark McGowan’s website proclaimed the budget included “a big investment in the Wheatbelt, with a focus on projects that (would) create jobs and opportunities for locals as well as improve important services such as health and education”.
THIS year is certainly shaping up to be a year of significant uncertainty for the WA agricultural industry.
Opinion: The CEO of the WA Rural Financial Counselling Service says the use of receivers often leaves both farmers and the banks worse off financially.
AS Australians we have a deeply ingrained sense of fairness that hard work should lead to just rewards and that everyone should play by the same set of rules.
MANY farmers around Western Australia are in a state of doubt with the current situation and unstable nature of the live sheep trade.
NFF President Fiona Simson says Australia's farmers are motivated to leave behind stronger communities, healthier environments and a more sustained world.
Young farmers are enthusiastically embracing this technology, but for the old timers, we can see where it is leading – to a diminishing rural population as the AVs take over.