All hands on deck at Mukinbudin for better-than-expected crop
Farmers and researchers are battling to suppress outbreaks of fall armyworm in five parts of WA, with no “silver bullet” in sight.
While exports of Australia’s resources to China look safe for now, despite lingering trade tensions between the two countries, the local agriculture sector is likely to take the biggest hit.
A tale of two farms is playing out at the McCreery family’s properties east and west of Kalannie, where lucky rainfall on the west block made all the difference to yields.
It has been a stop-start harvest for many growers across the State, but Brookton farmer Murray Hall is looking for silver linings.
Two years ago, a conversation between an IT guy with a passion for brewing and a farmer with a passion for community development sparked a groundbreaking vision.
And new data shows less than 5 per cent of those positions have been filled through the State’s $3 million accommodation subsidy scheme.
Somewhere on the high seas between Italy and Australia, is the first batch of the world’s first regeneratively grown, carbon neutral oat milk, destined for WA’s shores.
This year’s eruption of colour signals a turning point in the superfood’s global market, which has been in oversupply since prices for the grain surged about five years ago.
A childhood on a broadacre farm with three brothers has helped to shape both the career and management style of one of CBH’s bosses.
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Historic changes to CBH’s board structure — set to be voted on by members at the annual general meeting early next year in Perth — have been largely welcomed by the co-operative’s grower members.
The WA Grain Industry’s monthly crop report has scaled up its estimates, after harvest shows yields are up to 20 per cent better than first forecast.
CBH’s board could look very different in 2022 if a raft of changes are approved by members at the annual general meeting in February.
A farming family from WA’s Mid West have launched their own range of cold-pressed canola oil, with the taste praised as vibrant, nutty and fresh.
Rainfall sweeping across the State has put a halt on harvest for many growers, while hail has wreaked havoc on some crops in the northern grainbelt.
A WA company has pressed pause on its plan to ship pine logs to China after rumours swirled that the economic powerhouse added timber to its growing list of blocked Australian products.
Rural Bank has crunched the numbers on the potential impact of Chinese bans on Australia lobster, wine and wheat, noting some sectors would struggle to find new markets.
The South Australian government has rejected bids by 11 councils to keep a ban on genetically-modified crops in their regions.
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The grains industry how lost its appeal to China’s barley tariffs, as the economic powerhouse launches a new onslaught against Australian agriculture
The State Government is still up to six months away from making its first official plea for Federal funding to upgrade WA’s shuttered Tier 3 lines.
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CBH is starting harvest with one of its lowest carryovers of old-season grain in two decades.
A dry winter and spring means the 2020 WA grain harvest will be lower than average, fortunately higher prices mean farmers still have cause to be positive
WA grain growers Bob Nixon and Gemma Walker will help oversee the spend of $114 million worth of grain levies and $60 million in government funds after joining the Grains Research Development board.
Aspiring kaolin miner signs agreement with grain handler to operate disused grain storage facilities in the Wheatbelt.
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