The West Midlands Group (WMG) has made the most of some extra time on its hands because of COVID-19 restrictions to undertake a long-standing plan to develop a podcast series called Paddock Chat for farmers in their region.
Western Australian pork producers have taken a 10-15 per cent hit on prices over the past week or so and there are fears it could drop further if WA's freezer capacity is reached.
Deutz Fahr is hoping to make a statement in the Australian market with the release of its new 5125G HD tractors.
"Inherent conflict of interest" in WoolPoll should be removed by taking responsibility for it from Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and having an independent panel run it, according to Kojonup woolgrower Steve McGuire.
The Elders store cattle sale at Boyanup last week featured about 1500 head, with a majority of the yarding sold liveweight by Elders selling duo Alec Williams and Pearce Watling, who auctioneered at his first store sale.
"I'm absolutely gutted, but it's a long way to harvest and hopefully someone will be able to find other markets, but it's a big hole to fill," Beverley grower Garry Miller said.
After several years of homebrewing, brothers Steven and Daniel Bailey and their father Geoff purchased the 10-acre block on the intersection of Park and West Swan Road late last year to realise their dream of building a brewery.
Recent research at Merredin and Wongan Hills has shown that high levels of crown rot can cause average yield losses of 19 per cent in bread wheats and 18pc in barley..
Looking at value-adding and working harder to develop new markets for WA barley will be critical after China imposed tariffs of up to 73.6 per cent on Australian exports of the grain, says WAFarmers grain section president Mic Fels.