A warm winter means WA grain crops look good, but there’s very little little moisture in the soil and rain is badly needed.
WA’s farmers are worried about safely harvesting their 2020 crops, amid pandemic-driven challenges in sourcing skilled seasonal labour from Europe to help drive their powerful and complicated headers.
Growers being encouraged to get involved with an irrigation study.
Milne Agrigroup will turn waste from its Mt Barker Free-Range Chicken business into an annual profit of about $1 million by tapping into the lucrative Asian market for chicken feet.
Pastoralists in the Kimberley and Pilbara are facing up to 400 per cent hikes in shire rates despite a review of the process to calculate the price jump yet to be finalised.
After a fierce bidding war, WA billionaire Andrew Forrest has emerged as the new owner of a Kimberley high-quality cattle station.
Robin Yeeda, 44, has pleaded not guilty to five child sex charges, which have sent shockwaves through WA’s northern pastoral community.
Elise van Aken and Cally Dupe
A huge farm in the Riverland is cutting its energy demand by two thirds – by setting up a huge Tesla battery in its yard.
Western Meat Processors Group is embarking on a $10 million expansion of its Cowaramup abattoir, creating 50 new jobs and potentially opening up lucrative new markets.
The sale of a string of John Deere dealerships in the Wheatbelt is nearing completion.
Farm services giant Nutrien Ag Solutions is developing a $30 million digital platform, claiming it will transform Australian agriculture.
Victorian farmers and fishers are set to get a $240 million funding injection to keep freight planes full with fresh produce to ship to overseas markets until the end of the year.
WA is set to receive a $1 billion export boost with the Federal Government underwriting flights carrying rock lobster and other agricultural products while international planes remain grounded.
An Aboriginal group has lost out on a bid for the cattle station, which is set to fetch more than $30 million, to wealthier pastoralists.
Red tape will be slashed to make it easier for farm forestry projects to start in the South West under a new Federal Government scheme aimed at creating jobs and meeting emission reduction targets.
After five long weeks, the live export carrier and its cargo of WA sheep have arrived safely at its end destination in the Middle East.
The court action is another twist in the bitter saga between Newdegate farmer and former CBH chair Wally Newman and Pingelly farmer and former director John Hassell.
The Federal Government’s first $100 million allocation from its Future Drought Fund has bypassed critical WA projects but the State Government has vowed to keep fighting for its fair share.
Bunnings will no longer stock timber from VicForests after the Federal Court last month ruled it was in breach of conservation laws.
CBH and Wide Open Agriculture will work together to determine the potential for WA to produce carbon neutral oats, barley and lupins.
Storm and hail damage have wiped out crops bound for Tony Galati’s Spud Shed outlets, forcing him to look elsewhere to meet demand.
WA’s $1.6 billion sheep industry will continue to be protected from wild dogs with the backing of a 10-year national plan and continued State Government funding.
The Federal Government has been ordered to pay $2.936 million in damages to the Brett Cattle Company for the 2011 decision to ban live cattle exports to Indonesia.
A Keith seed exporter prosecuted for using fake labels on seed shipments to Saudi Arabia is appealing his four year prison sentence, in a move likely to set a national standard for the offence.
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