New mobile towers could be built along major regional transport corridors, in bushfire-prone areas, or in towns with a low population density under a proposal to overhaul the Mobile Blackspot Program.
The Regional Investment Corporation has delivered on its promise to help WA farmers access its affordable loans, with the recent appointment of WA business development manager Steve McDougall.
WA dairy farmers have lashed processors’ prices for the approaching milk season, after new Federal Government regulations revealed the standard minimum farmgate milk prices for the first time.
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has renewed savage attacks on big supermarkets over milk prices, accusing Woolworths of token gimmicks instead of helping farmers.
A timely report showing Australia’s farmers are among the least subsidised in the world has blown holes in China’s decision to slap tariffs of up to 80 per cent on Australian barley imports.
Breaking into a graduate job can be a tough gig but a group of students will be given a head start on the competition when they take part in the first Ag4U Career Pipeline Program next month.
An expected winter supply contraction will underpin strong sheep and lamb prices in the coming months as the national flock starts to recover.
The traditional fire management practices of Aboriginal Australians will become part of WA’s efforts to reduce bushfire risks following the creation of a traditional fire programs co-ordinator role.
An Australian charity focused on providing support to outback communities has launched a campaign to celebrate the nation's farmers, who have battled a torrid past year.
With 2.5km to go in the 42.19km journey, Scott Guerini felt as if he was dragging his family’s tractor down Koolyanobbing-Southern Cross Road as his exhausted legs fatigued.
A new plan to counter militant vegan activism could lead thousands of Perth children to step out of the classroom and into the farmyard.
A story published in Countryman exposing the exclusion of WA pastoralists from Federal drought funding has scooped two Seven West Media reporters a top gong in this year’s Rural Media Awards.
The Federal Government has knocked back a live exporter’s application for an exemption to ship 56,000 sheep to the Middle East during a three month trade ban that started yesterday.
Emily Brett became a lead litigant in the class action against the Commonwealth with her husband Dougal in 2014, but she this week heard the court’s verdict without him by her side.
Cally Dupe and Madura McCormack
Woolworths to extend dairy levy support for 12 months and introduce new $5m fund to help with on-farm efficiency
The State Government and WA's peak agriculture bodies are ramping up efforts to drastically reduce on-farm deaths in the wake of an urgent farm safety summit.
A Northampton couple caught illegally hunting feral pigs on a farm have each copped $400 fines.
Spend time around the any of the people that make WA’s three major agricultural machinery field days happen, and one of the first things you’ll notice is their positive attitudes.
The first day of the biggest storm of the decade will be one to remember, but one many farmers would like to forget.
Beers were flowing and steaks were sizzling at country pubs on Monday, as WA’s hospitality sector had its first glimpse of life after COVID-19.
Cally Dupe and Caitlyn Rintoul
Green machinery juggernaut AFGRI Equipment has unveiled plans to spend $1.2 million building a dealership and service centre at Narrogin.
Cally Dupe and Kellie Balaam
A whopping 300 tonnes of WA chilled lamb worth about $5 million will be flown to the Middle East during the next eight weeks in a boon for the State’s agriculture industry.
After a nearly seven-week COVID-19 enforced separation, WA’s regional borders have been relaxed — allowing travel between some of the regions.
Cally Dupe, Josh Zimmerman and Caitlyn Rintoul
Trevor Badger is still smiling despite being booted from the CBH board last Friday in a grower member vote.
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