The WA timber industry has welcomed the McGowan Government’s extension to the building bonus but wants the Federal Government to follow its lead.
Jack Burton has severed ties with the Yeeda Pastoral Company by selling shares and stepping down from the board, almost a year after resigning as CEO of the Kimberley pastoral empire.
As debate over the Fitzroy River rages, an environmental group is pointing to new research showing water extraction could affect a rare and endangered fish
The grain exporter has released a blueprint for better governance following a period of board infighting and turmoil that threatened to rip apart the co-op.
WA’s peak horticulture group has urged the State Government to act quickly in allowing Pacific workers into WA to help with the State’s fruit and vegetable harvest, to mitigate further crop losses.
Jenne Brammer and Cally Dupe
A dry spring means grain crops across WA have not been able to fill their potential, prompting a big downgrade in estimates for 2020.
Billionaire Andrew Forrest’s Harvest Road Group plans to announce a new chief executive within weeks, replacing Greg Harvey who has quit the business.
Farmers working to build up the Kimberley’s burgeoning cotton industry are confident they will survive despite China’s order to its mills not to buy from Australian producers.
Chinese spinning mills have been told to stop buying Australian cotton and the $2b-a-year industry could soon face hefty tariffs.
Annabel Hennessy and Sarah Ison
The Australian Government wants more answers from Chinese over the reason for its ban on barley shipments from CBH.
Farm workers from Vanuatu and Timor-Leste will be brought into WA to help bring in this year’s harvests, the State Government has revealed.
OatUp is the first ‘regeneratively’ branded oat milk product using WA oats grown by farmers committed to regenerative farming practices.
Here’s how Tiffany Davey, a 24-year-old from a farm in WA’s Wheatbelt, found ways to pass the time while drifting in the ocean thousands of kilometres from home.
A Toodyay farm, with links to WA live export pioneers Graham Daws and Mike Stanton, could fetch up to $14 million after hitting the market.
During the past five years there has been growing hype in the business world about the race to be WA’s first sulphate of potash producer.
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says it’s up to WA barley growers to diversify into new markets rather than expect a handout.
China is officially the world’s largest importer of agricultural products after importing a staggering $133.1 billion worth of agricultural products last year.
WA farmers are already eyeing new and second-hand harvesting equipment under the expanded instant asset write-off scheme.
Danielle Le Messurier
Oat rice and noodles grown by WA farmers and developed by Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre could be on Asian consumers’ plates within years.
EXCLUSIVE Cally Dupe
A new report has laid bare the role technology will play in boosting and protecting Australia’s agricultural industry.
A move 18-years ago to diversify into growing the iconic pink flower Everlastings is paying off for a Kojonup grain and sheep farm.
With 500 truck driving jobs going begging as harvest looms, WAFarmers and Competent Solutions have proposed a program to train up people to drive trucks solely from “paddock to bin” to get crops off.
EXCLUSIVE Shannon Verhagen
Australia’s 15 rural research and development corporations have joined forces to create an overarching body to make sure levy payers are getting bang for buck.
Growers says the Government’s move to attract Australians to the country to pick fruit and veg have come months too late to avoid shortages and price hikes.
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