Australia’s richest person, Gina Rinehart, has sold a vast bundle of agricultural interests across the country and is close to finalising a deal for three other holdings.
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A festival celebrating the agricultural heritage of the Shire of Harvey has been cancelled due to the “uncertain” impacts of the latest COVID-19 variant Omicron.
A fine imposed on prominent WA farmer John Nicoletti for illegally clearing native vegetation has been increased tenfold to $25,000 after the State’s environmental regulator won a Supreme Court appeal.
The tremendous success of the WA grain industry rests on the shoulders of successive generations of determined farmers and scientists who worked together cooperatively.
Liquidators of Romeo Rebelo’s corporate flagship have seized control of related companies as part of a sweeping investigation into the affairs of the Jandakot-based fruit and vegetable exporter.
A study conducted by Western Australia's Curtin University has reinforced the need for farmers to embrace co-operation with the scientific community.
Record cattle prices have put a smile on farmers’ faces but caused angst for abattoirs and exporters, with much of Australia’s beef supply chain bracing for another turbulent year ahead.
Australia’s live cattle export industry is losing ground in South-East Asia as record prices prompt importers to seek more affordable options.
It was the magic number some said would never be possible but WA grain farmers and bulk exporter CBH Group are settling into the reality that a 20 million tonne crop could become “the norm” in years to come.
Discerning consumers are increasingly wanting to know the origins of their food, and a WA farmer butcher team is meeting that demand in the beef space.
September frosts cost farmers up to $750 million after wiping more than two million tonnes off WA’s record harvest, the Grains Industry Association of WA has revealed.
Red meat industry leaders have welcomed the signing of Australia’s free trade agreement with the United Kingdom, with the landmark deal set to facilitate a huge increase in tariff-free Aussie exports.
"Tearless" onions will go on sale in the UK for the first time from next week.
The chicken shortage isn’t just confined to KFC, with the share price of Ingham Group diving on news of supply chain issues stemming from worker shortages.
Farmers have urged calm amid supply chain concerns saying there is plenty of fresh produce available, while urging the competition watchdog to intervene.
The Shearing Contractors’ Association of Australia on Friday afternoon received a shipment of 3500 Rapid Antigen Tests from China to distribute to members trying to secure “as many as they can get”.
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Perth teacher Pauline Charman is encouraging students to embrace biotech with her social enterprise that sees young scientists learn about DNA barcoding.
The first Australian grain ship powered by biofuel is expected to set sail from Albany Port on Sunday through a history-making partnership between CBH Group and Oldendorff Carriers.
Farmers are finding it tougher than ever to take holidays this festive season, as labour shortages bite hard.
Spud King Tony Galati is gearing up to expand his multimillion dollar business empire after receiving approval to build a $15 million chicken farm near Lancelin.
Jimmy Wilson left the grain juggernaut with a significant golden handshake after revelations his ambitious cost-cutting measures across the $4 billion co-operative fell short of aspirations.
Most industries are reeling from an acute labour crunch, but there’s no shortage of four-legged workers giving WA’s sheep producers a much-needed hand on their farms.
The new boss of Australia’s biggest bulk grain exporter has urged governments to “recognise” the critical role agriculture plays and bolster investment in grain on rail in WA.
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