WA’s grain farmers won’t start planting their crops until next month, but heavy widespread rains have delivered a major confidence boost for the season ahead.
The move means Tasmania and Kangaroo Island will be the only Australian areas with moratoriums still in place.
James O'Doherty and Cally Dupe
Grain growers controlling Australia’s biggest co-operative have voted against improvements to its governance structure, which would have led to the biggest board shake-up in its 88-year history.
The Australian Grain Industry Conference will present its free AGIC Asia conference on March 3 in a virtual format translated into three languages.
Their towering beauty is hard to miss, but a team of researchers is trying to quantify exactly what Australia’s 40-plus pieces of silo art mean to regional communities.
Those organising WA’s biggest grains conference breathed a sigh of relief as the last patron shuffled in the door on Monday morning after doubts about whether the event would go ahead.
Farmers are being urged to take a “double-knock” approach to Capeweed control following the discovery of the world’s first glyphosate-resistant strain in the Great Southern.
Two outstanding achievers from the Australian grains industry, both based in WA, have received prestigious awards during the State’s premier grains research forum.
Researchers this week began to develop plant-based meat and drinks, as well as gluten-free pasta and noodles, after Wide Open Agriculture signed a Research Services Agreement with Curtin University.
Australia has boosted its wheat harvest outlook to an all-time high, offering potential respite to a global market that is trading near the strongest level in more than six years.
While WA grain farmers aren’t expected to start seeding crops until April, the weekend’s showers are anticipated to get weeds up early and deliver critical subsoil moisture for the season ahead.
Hopes that tractor drivers could be flown in from New Zealand to help fill 1500 seeding jobs have been all but snuffed out, with just a fraction of the State’s grain growers registering interest.
One of the State’s biggest stockfeed mills will open in Cuballing this year, with the $30 million project expected to create 25 jobs and pump out 180,000 tonnes of livestock pellets a year.
Like many growers across the State, Williams hay and grain farmer Mark Fowler’s yields were higher than anticipated, considering the below-average rainfall in the region.
The State Government has committed $1.5 million to a “visionary” project involving a drilling exploration program to locate suitable groundwater for desalination trials in the grain-belt.
Summer grain harvest has never looked so easy — at least for those watching from the pool.
A below-average rainfall year has not stopped WA farmers from delivering their fourth-biggest harvest to CBH.
The aspiring sulphate of potash producer has been given conditional approval to develop its project near Wiluna, with the Environment Minister set to make a final decision.
WA grain growers desperate for labour may have to fork out $4000 a head for a charter plane of tractor drivers from New Zealand, as the $6 billion industry stands 1500 workers short for seeding.
The Derby Fertilizers and Petrochemical Complex wants to be in production before Vikas Rambal’s proposed $4.5b plant in Karratha.
CBH has invested in one of the world’s most high-tech chemical residue detection machines to ramp up its maximum residue limit testing
EXCLUSIVE Cally Dupe
WA malt barley could soon be used to make beer after CBH Group struck a deal to export 35,000 tonnes of the grain to Mexico.
The House family, of Gnowangerup, have had a homecoming harvest with the return of the younger generation to the farm.
CBH’s two top board bosses have retained their seats after going unchallenged in the recent member director elections.
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