Australia’s Agriculture Minister has all but given up on trying to convince young and unemployed people to move to the bush for farming jobs.
WA live sheep export volumes fell almost 40 per cent last year to their lowest levels in recent history, amid tougher regulatory export requirements and rising sheep prices.
A new WA business is set to help broadacre farmers tap into the burgeoning global market for carbon offsets.
WA farmers are set to splash the cash on machinery this year amid soaring confidence and a suite of incentives.
The upgraded mill will use shorter lengths that have typically been wasted, and value add for the domestic market
An Aussie wine company had its iconic, luxury brand counterfeited by Chinese fraudsters who put cheap wine in fancy-looking bottles.
Farmers in one of WA’s premier food bowl regions are calling for new restrictions on their water licences to be overturned.
More than 100 safety notices have been dished out following an inspection blitz by WorkSafe of farms across the State, with foreign-owned regional properties found to be the worst offenders.
It could take up to a decade for WA’s $30 million commercial honey bee industry to fully recover from the impact of the recent bushfires near Gingin.
The State Government has backtracked on plans to build a road at Port Hedland which would have cut off access to a cattle exporting facility.
Third generation farmer Michael Brennan and wife Sue Middleton have privately sold their Wongan Hills farm and piggery business.
A legal showdown is looming between the State Government’s top lawyers and a high-profile farming advocate over animal cruelty charges levelled against former conservative politician Nigel Hallett.
WA cotton farmers are in a race against the clock to build the first cotton gin west of Queensland as their Northern Territory counterparts also inch closer to the goal.
WA crays are about to become a popular part of summer dining, after the industry revealed it was working on a plan to keep an affordable domestic supply flowing.
A number of WA farmers are embarking on paddock-to-plate ventures, while the provenance of food is becoming stronger in the eyes of consumers.
WA dairy farmers are outraged that Coles imported milk from South Australia during December because it could not source enough locally for its own brand product.
Tasmania's state-owned forestry company has agreed to put a hold on logging in the habitat of the critically endangered swift parrot pending a court outcome.
Australia’s peak seafood body says cheap rock lobsters and a plea to support local producers have helped fuel bumper Christmas sales.
China has reportedly increased its import quota for Australian wool this year, despite the ongoing trade war between the two countries leading to sanctions on a suite of local products.
WA’s 3900 grain farmers have cashed in on high commodity prices and delivered a bigger than expected crop valued at around $6 billion.
A new outbreak of a damaging exotic pest has rung alarm bells for the State’s horticulture growers.
Scientists are trialling crops that can resist a virulent strain of wheat rust with the potential to prevent billion-dollar losses in the agriculture industry.
About 16,000 tonnes of single use batteries are used annually in Australia, but recycling has not been commercially attractive.
The seasonal workers will travel to 10 farms across the State for work, with more arrivals due to help once they complete two weeks of hotel quarantine.
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