This year’s widespread rainfall is a “great opportunity” for the State’s farmers to prepare for and prevent destocking the next time a drought hits, according to a leading water scientist.
A spate of COVID-19 outbreaks on freight vessels destined for Fremantle has sent jitters through WA’s agricultural supply chain.
Jenne Brammer, Cally Dupe & Peter Law
Former WA Pork Producers Association boss Russell Cox has lost his legal battle to recoup more than $100,000 in what he claimed were “unpaid wages” the group owed him.
Adam Poulsen & Jenne Brammer
Applications for the national Drought Resilience Mentoring Program are now open to farmers or rural professionals interested in connecting with others.
Live export shipping operator Wellard claims Commonwealth Bank and other banks have effectively become a moral arbiter, refusing to do business with legitimate, legal businesses.
Research has found Australia's wine exporters are already feeling the brunt of new tariffs imposed by China.
A five year, $4.9 million hub in north Queensland will work to transform the productivity of aquaculture species farmed in the region.
The 40-year contracts involve plantations of various sizes and species — many of them maritime pines — on farms.
Tom Shanahan & Shannon Verhagen
COVID-19 lockdowns have forced the Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia to cancel what would have been its 50th anniversary national conference in Queensland next week.
WA’s peak vegetable advocacy group will embark on a national search for a new chief executive following the resignation of John Shannon.
All 12 of WA’s water deficiencies have been revoked after widespread rainfall replenished stocks across the State, breaking for many what had been a three-year drought.
A new “boot camp” aimed at attracting recruits to WA’s farm machinery sector has been hailed a huge success following a trial run at Muresk Institute.
The State’s heavy-hitting export businesses will be competing to win prizes at the WA Export Awards when winners are announced in September.
State Government representatives have embarked on a regional roadshow designed to nut out how to spend $200 million of Federal and State funds earmarked to improve agricultural transport in WA.
Brianna Peake has been appointed to Lotterywest board, with WA Premier Mark McGowan saying she will make a “valuable contribution” to the government-owned lottery.
And without earmarks or tags, there are concerns over whether they will ever be found.
Researchers at UWA’s Institute of Agriculture have had their most productive year since 2007 in what has been hailed a “difficult yet extraordinary” 12 months.
From birthdays, anniversaries and memorials to baby announcements, weddings and even proposals, the metal letters on the sign are rearranged every couple of days to commemorate important dates.
A South West beef farm manager exploring the path to carbon neutrality hopes early adoption of the practices will offer lucrative market advantages in the years ahead.
A mummified pig foetus, live squirrels and freeze-dried quails are amongst some of the strangest items biosecurity officers have intercepted during the past few years.
The Cunderdin, Merredin, Mukinbudin, Narembeen, Northam, and Quairading branches will add to the company’s 14 existing locations, from Geraldton in the north to Esperance in the south.
Australia’s top scientists and biosecurity experts are joining forces with growers to fight one of the country’s “most prolific” pests capable of “devouring” a wide range of crops.
Some of WA’s most well-known pastoral and farming families have joined a national push for immediate safety improvements at level crossings in regional areas.
EXCLUSIVE Cally Dupe
A single bottle of 1951 Penfolds Grange has sold for a record $122,001 in an online auction.
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