The family of a Mid West farmer killed in a fatal crash have raised questions over his death, blaming persistent power outages as the reason he was out driving his ute at night.
Federal Minister for Industrial Relations Michaelia Cash will intervene in the long-running industrial dispute at Fremantle Port, which is putting a stranglehold on the WA economy.
Danielle Le Messurier, Lanai Scarr, Jenne Brammer
WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan has not ruled out revealing the location of a recently detected case of bovine Johne’s disease, despite her own department refusing to do so.
An extra $2.5 million Federal Government funding boon will allow the State’s inaugural drought hub to expand its focus to not only drought resilience.
WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan says the long-awaited State Barrier Fence extension will be finished within two years after striking an agreement with native title holders.
Some of WA’s biggest agribusinesses are mobilising their own workforces to help plug a major labour shortage over the current bumper grain harvest.
The promise of a bumper harvest has kept cyclone Seroja-affected farmers busy over the past six months, but local governments are concerned shortages of labour and accommodation will delay recovery.
The domino effect of the debacle pealed into the grainbelt last week, when $50 million of farm machinery was diverted to ports over east after the ships carrying it were unable to unload.
Stella Squiers, 13, took out the top spot in the 13-18 years group, sharing the limelight with her cousin Zarah, 15, who placed second and her sister Danika, who placed third.
A Wheatbelt farmer has copped a $30,000 fine for illegally clearing native vegetation on his property, after it was detected on satellite imagery obtained from the European Space Agency.
Australia’s flagship natural resource management program is being placed under the microscope for the second time to determine how it can be most effective.
It could take 200 trips, millions of dollars and weeks to get crucial farm machinery to WA farms in time for harvest after they were caught up in an industrial action dispute at Fremantle Port.
Instead of being unloaded and taken to the WA farms which desperately need them, 42 harvesters, machinery and parts are en route to Melbourne after three ships were unable to unload in Perth.
Owners of a livestock transport business allegedly caught up in a major cattle rustling bust have entered ‘not guilty’ pleas in court this week.
“It’s small farm businesses who are caught up in this and their whole livelihood is relying on getting this equipment onto the farm.
The couple — both from Wagin farming families — now not only have a passion for sheep and cropping but also for the unique flora and fauna in their backyard.
Celebrating in the face of adversity, Kojonup everlasting farmer Jen Warburton is using the story of her battle with multiple sclerosis and now breast cancer to inspire change.
Perth businessman John Cranston has paid the highest price netted for any WA ram in at least two decades.
Volunteer firefighters concerned that new safety laws meant they could be imprisoned if something went wrong on a fire ground have been promised they will not be “adversely affected” by the changes.
“Never in my 35 years have we seen crop loses of 70-80 per cent over a five-month period.”
From the moment cattle come off the truck, to when the meat product gets packed in a box and sent to domestic and international customers, Ms Smith is assuring quality every step of the way.
Andrew Forrest’s diversified agri-food company Harvest Road has bolstered its leadership team with two key hires.
The production marks an important milestone, with Kalium being the first of a handful of WA aspiring companies to produce the high-value fertiliser.
Jenne Brammer and Stuart McKinnon
The Mingenew Midwest Expo board has made the group’s biggest single-cause donation in the event’s 38-year history with the handing over of a $50,000 cheque to the Lord Mayor’s Distress fund.
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