Beers were flowing and steaks were sizzling at country pubs on Monday, as WA’s hospitality sector had its first glimpse of life after COVID-19.
Cally Dupe and Caitlyn Rintoul
Green machinery juggernaut AFGRI Equipment has unveiled plans to spend $1.2 million building a dealership and service centre at Narrogin.
Cally Dupe and Kellie Balaam
A whopping 300 tonnes of WA chilled lamb worth about $5 million will be flown to the Middle East during the next eight weeks in a boon for the State’s agriculture industry.
After a nearly seven-week COVID-19 enforced separation, WA’s regional borders have been relaxed — allowing travel between some of the regions.
Cally Dupe, Josh Zimmerman and Caitlyn Rintoul
Trevor Badger is still smiling despite being booted from the CBH board last Friday in a grower member vote.
Miling farmers Tony and Paul White are bracing for about $100,000 to be wiped off their forecast income from this year’s cropping program following China’s barley tariff blow and the fall in prices.
CBH chairman Simon Stead says he was surprised a vote to oust board member Trevor Badger went down to the wire.
Bannister Downs Dairy packages have been recognised with two gold awards in the 2020 Australasian Packaging Innovation and Design Awards.
The West Australian can reveal the $1.5 billion Australian barley industry is likely to be crippled by China’s decision to officially impose tariffs from tomorrow.
Booze buses are back on the horizon for WA, according to Police Minister Michelle Roberts who has warned of a crackdown on those capitalising on the easing of intrastate borders for a local holiday.
There’s nothing to stop former CBH board member Trevor Badger standing for election in a different seat on the CBH board, and supporters have urged him to do so.
Chinese authorities have warned they could slap tariffs of up to 80 per cent on Australian barley, dealing a huge blow to WA farmers
Dorper Lamb has launched its leather boot range, handcrafted from Dorper lamb skins.
Rare reporting of grain stocks by Australia’s two major exporters has revealed a tight domestic situation, with a rapid shipping pace sending wheat flying out the door.
WA’s peak farming lobby group has been drawn into the bitter stoush between CBH and board member Trevor Badger.
Two longstanding bugbears of WA business — complicated government procurement rules and tortuous environmental assessments — are being tackled in a twin attack on red tape.
Jackie Farmer doesn’t know exactly what is driving the unprecedented demand for the CWA of WA’s renowned cookbook, but she knows orders are coming in hot and fast.
“The new brand is great news for people already living in rural and regional Australia, as well as those who want to make the tree change.”
At the time of print on Tuesday, a deep low-pressure system was approaching the south-west corner of the State and residents were being urged to prepare for strong winds that could reach 125km/h.
“Although the Country Footy Championships, due to be held in July, have been cancelled because of COVID-19, Nutrien Ag Solutions will continue to support the league.”
The new Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock, which is titled ASEL 3.0, has proposed that northern hemisphere summer remain from May 1 to October 31.
“If we are to stop farm exits and hardship, then retailers need to increase the price of their store brand retail fresh milk to $1.50 per litre.”
Brisbane Lions legend Jonathan Brown, who hails from a proud Victorian milk producing family, has been unveiled as Dairy Australia’s new industry ambassador.
Despite a tough year in 2019, WA farm values have risen by 28.2 per cent thanks to strong grain prices, low interest rates and previous good growing seasons.
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