Is it that CBH is an easy target and whipping boy, or is it that growers genuinely feel a sense of ownership with some wanting their voices to be heard in shaping its future?
WAFarmers’ grains section has been asked what our position is on the proposed governance reforms set to be voted on at next week’s CBH annual general meeting.
Just to hold an event like Woolorama in these COVID times is a credit to the committee and the community who are working against so many variables.
Pingelly farmer and WA Grains Group member Ray Marshall has penned a few thoughts about the future challenges facing WA’s $6 billion grain industry, as he announces plans to retire from farm advocacy.
Public servants at the Water Corporation have been given a leave pass after the botched purchase of technology from China flushed $1 million in taxpayer funds down the drain, writes Paul Murray.
Australia is hurtling towards a farm labour workforce crisis so instead of deporting the partying backpackers, we should be sending them to work.
A quick swerve to the left and I narrowly avoid a flying ball of green, sticky, and incredibly smelly alpaca spit.
Cally DupeCountryman Editor
The Federal Government is investing heavily in better roads as part of its $110 billion infrastructure rollout across Australia. These works will save lives and avoid trauma, writes Michael McCormack.
Feedback at our Statewide grower meetings and through a comprehensive grower survey that captured views on potential governance improvements has shaped the outcomes, writes CBH chair Simon Stead.
Newdegate farmer Bob Iffla pens an open letter to CBH chair Simon Stead about proposed changes to the board.
While exporters, big business and government try to find a way out of the deteriorating and bitter trade war with China, there is one area of complete agreement — we must diversify.
The fuel refining industry can’t be allowed to just sputter out. Australia needs to get serious about energy security.
Australian producers have always been up for a challenge but agtech is going to play a big role in addressing those challenges moving forward.
Last week, the Federal Government sent a message loud and clear — Australia does not need more humanities graduates. The problem is, we do. Here’s why.
Meilin ChewFinance News Presenter
As the needle started to rise on the community panic meter when COVID-19 hit, there was a calming voice from the Australian agriculture sector.
Agriculture has been underpinning the economic position of this State, and along with our mining sector has saved the WA economy from disastrous collapse.
In a period of heightened global uncertainty, the last thing WA agriculture needs is another Akubra-wearing, faux-Barnaby Joyce, writes Alannah MacTiernan.
It’s very disappointing to see Shadow Minister Steve Thomas doing agriculture such a disservice by portraying farmers in last week’s Countryman, writes Joanne Fowler.
There’s lots to like about leaving the city to work in the bush
Jenna ClarkeAssistant Editor
As the CBH board undertakes a governance review a female director has some sage advice for colleagues, writes Cally Dupe.
We have had two decisions linked to live exports, starting when the Federal Court determined Joe Ludwig had broken the law when he banned the live cattle trade to Indonesia in 2011.
Everyone loves a bargain, but don’t be fooled by deals on new tractors that look too good to be true.
One of the great failures of World War I was the handling of the subsequent peace by the Western allies after their comprehensive victory over the German-led central powers.
Zach Relph reflects upon his nearly two-year stint at Countryman.
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