CBH heavyweight Mick Daw has opened up about the “myriad” reasons the co-operative increased freight rates so much this year.
Farmers delivering grain to CBH’s three most expensive receival sites say they are disappointed but willing to fork out the “astronomical” fees to keep the bins open.
A deep dive into CBH Group’s flagged freight rates has revealed the cost of delivering grain to some sites has increased 71 per cent. Here’s how much each bin will cost to deliver to this harvest.
Farmers, who are in the midst of harvesting their biggest-ever crop, must have their first vaccine by December 31 to be allowed onto CBH delivery sites., under a State Government mandate
The 10-year plan will guide on-ground action and research to conserve and enhance WA’s soils.
Sunny skies and warm days have Mid West farmers steamrolling through their harvest programs, with many now crossing the halfway point and yields exceeding expectations.
Cally Dupe & Shannon Verhagen
Nearly half of WA’s record-breaking harvest is in the bin, with CBH Group reporting more than 9Mt of deliveries received so far.
The fledgling potash producer says its royalty payments could jump from 73¢ to $50 a tonne under changes being considered by a WA Government review
Headers are rolling in the paddocks and farmers are rolling in the profits, as a perfect storm of bumper yields and exceptional prices push the expected value of the WA grain harvest to more than $8bn.
“I looked in my mirrors and there was flames shooting out the right-hand side of the header.”
Frost research heavyweight Ben Biddulph has been promoted into a senior government position after being named WA’s first chief primary industries scientist.
GrainGrowers Limited has big plans to bolster the amount of machinery safety information at farmers’ fingertips after being awarded a hefty farm safety grant.
The extra time spent on the road is costing companies thousands, thrown freight deadlines into disarray and sparked concerns over the welfare of drivers.
The State’s biggest grain handler has assured growers it will “not shy away” from the fact and face the “big task” in front of it head on.
The battle for the 2021 Australian Young Farmer Challenge crown came down to the wire, with WA’s team narrowly missing out on the top spot after a valiant effort.
Shannon Verhagen & Luke McPherson
With a La Nina weather event officially comfirmed, the forecast of a wet summer for much of Australia could send soaring cattle and grain prices higher according to NAB.
Oil content of the grain delivered across CBH’s receival network has been averaging about 47 per cent.
The head of one of Australia’s major agricultural lenders says there is little “respite” ahead for farmers grappling with “skyrocketing” fertiliser prices.
Aspiring CBH directors are dusting off their resumes and preparing to face the co-operative’s first ever Candidate Assessment Panel.
EXCLUSIVE Cally Dupe
CBH’s Tammin site is nearly at capacity for barley just weeks into harvest, with the grain handler telling growers it will close for barley segregations in the next few days.
An independent audit identified “track issues” along the West Toodyay to Miling rail line last year, long before it was damaged by flooding in February and closed three months later.
EXCLUSIVE, Cally Dupe
The family of late Merredin farmer Jordan Lynch have received an unforgettable helping hand, with the small Wheatbelt community coming together to harvest their crops in a mammoth group effort.
“Our fundamental driver is that we want to help farmers manage their carbon footprint, we want to harness the multiple benefits that can come from strategic tree planting.”
AFRGI marketing and small ag manager Jacques Coetzee said he was incredibly proud of staff that went above and beyond to get growers their machines “as soon as possible”.
EXCLUSIVE, Shannon Verhagen
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