The court action is another twist in the bitter saga between Newdegate farmer and former CBH chair Wally Newman and Pingelly farmer and former director John Hassell.
“Collie has done a lot for the State over the years and we want to make sure we give something back.”
The drying of the Gairdner Community Dam for the first time in history was a clear signal it was time for farmers in a normally high-rainfall area to ask for help.
The Federal Government’s first $100 million allocation from its Future Drought Fund has bypassed critical WA projects but the State Government has vowed to keep fighting for its fair share.
The WA Nationals have endorsed sitting Upper House members Colin de Grussa and Martin Aldridge for next year’s State election but the pair will trade places on the party’s Agricultural region ticket.
Countryman can today reveal the scope of CBH’s planned upgrades to the Hyden, Brookton and Dale receival sites originally scheduled to be completed by harvest.
EXCLUSIVE Cally Dupe
Grower Group Alliance has tripled its staff numbers and moved headquarters through a $4.8 million collaboration with Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Foreign investors own 13.86 million hectares or 18.3 per cent of WA’s agricultural land, and almost a quarter of the State’s water entitlements.
A decision on whether the operators of a Pilbara cattle station will be charged with animal cruelty should be known in August, after COVID-19 delayed action from the State Solicitor.
The Federal Government has been ordered to pay $2.936 million in damages to the Brett Cattle Company for the 2011 decision to ban live cattle exports to Indonesia.
Perth has experienced wild winds, flying roofs and thousands of homes without power.
Daryna Zadvirna, Jake Dietsch and Aaron Kirby
Cranbrook farmer Rob Johnson said he believed the WA Government should step in and reinstate the farm water rebate scheme, which was scrapped mid-last year.
The latest skirmish in a five-year legal battle between irrigators and the State Government has gone in favour of Kununurra farmers.
Peter de Kruijff and Cally Dupe
CBH veteran Will Piercey has been appointed the new manager of the grain handler’s Albany Port Zone and will make the move from Perth to the Great Southern to take up the role.
WA grain growers have raised $150,000 for nine charities by donating 436 tonnes of grain from overloaded trucks last harvest, pushing the eight-year total to more than $1.5 million.
The WA Government’s election commitment to end puppy farms probably won't be realised this term, with the opposition saying the legislation is “messy” in its current form.
Australia’s dairy industry is set for an energy efficiency overhaul, with $10 million up for grabs to upgrade equipment and help slash energy consumption.
WA’s biggest livestock saleyard will open to vendors for the first time in three months next week in line with easing COVID-19 restrictions.
New legislation protecting WA farmers from trespassers will be introduced today, with fines jumping to a maximum of $24,000.
Jenne Brammer, Sarah Ison
Dry conditions have meant farmers have had to vastly reduce sheep numbers, which means a challenging time ahead of the State’s processors, who need volume.
WA sheepmeat exports reached record values in 2019, according to the latest sheep industry snapshot from Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
The move to Phase Four and Five restrictions has cleared the way for major events such as Skyworks and the Perth Royal Show to run as normal, with decisions on both expected by the end of the month.
A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the South West, with residents from Mandurah to Walpole urged to secure their properties ahead of this afternoon’s lashing.
The coronavirus-afflicted Al Kuwait livestock ship has begun its delayed departure from Western Australia, carrying about 35,000 sheep to the Middle East.
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