Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan says farm industries could do more to attract local workers, as seasonal workers dry up amid COVID travel restrictions.
The live export industry is helping the regulator with an investigation into allegations Australian cattle are being brutally slaughtered in Indonesia.
The new Grains Australia board should be announced this week, and there will be a big push to get the new organisation to base its headquarters in WA, the biggest grain-producing State.
Mitch Tuffley shared these photos showing the extent of the earthworks carried out by Mother Nature.
As Perth was hammered with an afternoon shower, the State’s Mid West witnessed a different weather event.
Perth’s strawberry growers are calling on families to come and pick their own fruit earlier this year, to put a dent in thousands of tonnes set to rot because there isn’t the manpower for harvest.
A Kukerin farmer who lost his CBH membership after not delivering enough tonnes says the grain marketer is being “very corporate” by offering bigger growers higher prices to price-match with Bunge.
A petition calling for an inquiry into Main Roads’ management of regional signage is likely to have attracted more than 2000 signatures when it is collated this week.
Cliff Graham believes little has changed in the three years since poor road signage contributed to an accident that killed a Tom Price couple and jailed his boss for four years.
Ten WA dairies have been named the cream of the crop in Dairy Australia’s 2020 Milk Quality Awards.
Helen Woodhams is the newest CBH director.
Farming industries are lobbying WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan to urgently broker a deal to allow international workers into the State.
Lake Grace police have made an intriguing find, uncovering a stash of mystery guns and ammunition in bush on a farm near Pingrup.
WA’s Muresk Institute will be bolstered by construction of a $7.5 million specialist centre for agricultural mechanisation and a $500,000 new shearing learning space.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced $12 million to bolster mental health services as the nation continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.
The first wool sale for nearly a month failed to spark enthusiasm from buyers, with the Eastern Market Indicator instead experiencing its biggest weekly fall since April.
The names of hundreds of former staff and students from one of WA’s big agricultural colleges have been immortalised on a new gazebo in Denmark.
Cementing his legacy as a giant in the industry, late politician and agricultural scientist Ray Owen has been posthumously inducted into the WA Agricultural Hall of Fame.
A Donnybrook farming couple fleeced out of $19,000 after falling for an online machinery scam have had a somewhat happy ending to their story.
This week’s heavy rains have potentially poured tens of millions of dollars into the value of WA’s annual grain haul, after breaking a multi-year dry spell in parts of WA’s south coast and Wheatbelt.
In Manypeaks, Rob Potter used a boat to check stock in paddocks after more than 125mm fell in two days.
Six years after entering the WA market to break CBH’s stranglehold on grain receivals, Bunge has racked up local losses of more than $35 million.
A severe weather warning has been issued for the south coast of WA, with heavy rainfall expected to cause flash flooding over the next two days.
Pilbara pastoralist, miner and chopper pilot Brent Smoothy is selling the sublease and cattle on Sylvania Station near Newman to concentrate on his multiple other businesses.
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