What has been flagged to be WA’s biggest grain harvest has started early and in earnest with a 55 tonne canola delivery at CBH’s Geraldton Port Terminal today.
Farmers are seeking urgent clarification over concerns new legislation could see volunteer firefighters fined millions or thrown in jail if something goes wrong on the frontline.
Eastern Wheatbelt growers devastated by frost after a promising starts to the season are starting to “come to terms” with the damage and consider their next moves.
Australia has regained its title as Indonesia’s biggest wheat supplier for the first time in three years,thanks to a combination of high freight rates and bumper crops.
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There is a new bulk grain exporter on the scene in WA after locally grown business AAAX signed a long-term port terminal services agreement with CBH Group.
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After an almost perfect grain-growing season, farmers have been hit by frosts and a dry spring, taking the shine off a bumper forecast.
A PhD student who conducted innovative trials on how to improve chickpea crop yields in Kununurra has been selected as one of four Australian delegates at the 2021 Bayer Youth Ag Summit.
Seesawing temperatures are causing headaches for farmers in the Geraldton Port Zone as thirsty crops battered by freezing temperatures contend with days above 30C.
Miling farmer Barry Large has been appointed the first WA chair of national advocacy group Grain Producers Australia, an organisation he helped set up more than 10 years ago.
Aspiring Perth Basin gas play Strike Energy has struck draft agreements with two companies as it eyes the use of green hydrogen as a feedstock at its proposed $2.3 billion urea project near Geraldton.
Frosts have wiped some potential from an otherwise strong season, but farmers are still confident about the year ahead.
The Hutt River Province north of Geraldton is unlikely to reopen to tourists after selling to a local farming family, with the ATO waiting in the wings to collect years of unpaid taxes.
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The Benedictine Monks are selling 8000ha of land, including their working farm, at historic New Norcia, expecting to fetch up to $40 million.
Widespread frosts have kicked WA grain farmers in the guts less than two months out from harvest, with the State’s likelihood of harvesting a record 20 million tonne grain crop potentially at risk.
Following a huge marketing campaign that targeted the metro area CBH has landed the 2000 workers it needs for the upcoming harvest.
WA grain growers are putting pressure on the Prime Minister to intervene in the sector’s woes by addressing the shortage of skilled workers.
CBH employees who refer people to take up casual jobs this harvest will walk away with their pockets a heavier after the bulk handler introduced a new cash incentive in a bid to bolster its workforce.
Australia’s Trade Minister says the WTO dispute process will take at least two years, but the principle is important.
The new expansion should help CBH’s efforts to drive down fertiliser costs.
A Canadian pension is the new owner of about $600m worth of prime farmland, most of which is in WA.
The stakes are high for Australia’s biggest rail operator Aurizon after taking on WA’s lucrative grain-on-rail freight contract months from what could be a record harvest.
Australia’s biggest co-operative has appointed Stewart Hart as its new chief financial officer.
A WA farm chemical manufacturer says a voluntary recall of two of its herbicides for controlling weeds in crops is 100 per cent complete.
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