Records which had stood the test of time set as far back as 1950 have been smashed, with the Bureau of Meteorology’s winter 2020 summary painting a bleak picture for farmers.
Women from across the State came together last week to network, provide support and talk all things agriculture at Women in Farming Enterprises’ Regional Rendezvous.
Farmers who have campaigned for 14 years for grain to be moved by rail say they are encouraged by the State’s announcement, and welcome the prospect of safer regional roads.
Nyabing bred Poll Merino rams were in demand at the Hobley family’s annual Wiringa Park sale as prices reached $7500 on September 17.
An Ongerup-bred Poll Merino ram found competitive bidding between local and Victorian interests, pushing the price to a stud record top-price of $4600.
A Quairading meat sheep stud that added its intended Perth Royal Show sale team to its annual on-farm ram sale last Friday, set a stud record $19,200 top-price.
A new pilot project investigating the feasibility of using diquat for crop-topping barley has been launched in WA to potentially reduce growers’ reliance on glyphosate for weed seed control.
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Harvey farmer Graeme Moore has devoted his life to agriculture.
The John Deere Operations Centre has evolved to become a central tool for Australian farmers and operators to unlock the power of precision agriculture and optimise machinery performance.
Advanced connectivity, remote monitoring capabilities and additional power are among the features the recently launched Case IH AFS Connect Magnum.
Ten students are getting hands-on experience on the boards in Wellstead at a shearing camp designed to fill labour shortages and drive Indigenous employment.
Claremont Showground will come alive this weekend for the start of a five-day Spring Farm Fair.
He’s the iconic, 2.7m tall dog greeting visitors to Dowerin with a friendly paw, but until now, Rusty has been an eligible bachelor.
York farmer Rhys Turton has beaten former CBH chair Wally Newman and Grains Research Development Corporation contractor Julianne Hill for a seat on the GrainGrowers board.
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.
Seafood and maritime industries from across the globe have called for action to ensure workers stuck at sea for extended periods because of the pandemic can go home.
Prices have regained ground since China slapped hefty tariffs on Australian barley in May, and are now trading above their long-term average.
The State Government is preparing a business case to secure nearly $500 million to potentially reopen three of WA’s mothballed Tier 3 grain train lines.
China produces 90 per cent of global eucalyptus oil, but a small Wheatbelt business is enjoying strong demand for a genuine Australian product, and is about to convert its waste into income.
A plan to deliver better connectivity in WA’s grainbelt by laying 4700kms of fibre optic cable in the State’s railway easements, is moving to the capital raising stage.
Global demand for wool has dived with the pandemic, hurting farmers and wiping millions from the State’s export earnings this year.
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