CBH’s first female grower director Natalie Browning is continuing to smash glass ceilings after becoming the first Australian elected to the International Co-operative Alliance’s Asia Pacific Board.
WA’s bin-bursting grain harvest has officially reached the halfway point, with CBH reporting 12.6 million tonnes of grain in the bin this week as the bumper season causes shipping and bin records to topple.
Cally Dupe, Shannon Verhagen and Adam Poulsen
The burgeoning Ord Valley cotton industry is a step closer to realising its potential following the State Government’s approval of development in an area home to a rare plant species.
There’s not enough truckies to cart grain to the bins in some areas, but farmers aren’t letting that slow down their harvest programs.
Onslow residents should be on the look out for any unusual birds following the removal of a house crow from the town.
One of Australia’s most potentially hazardous hitchhiker pests has been discovered by a biosecurity sniffer dog during routine surveillance on an imported truck at the Brisbane Port.
Andrew and Nicola Forrest have emerged as the buyers of the highly sought after New Norcia farm, worth an estimated $40 million, marking the first time the property has changed hands in 175 years.
Esperance and Northam will receive rapid-response water-bombing aircraft to protect record harvest
A pair of farm brothers from Mullewa Andrew and Rod Messina have found low-key fame as the stars of the front cover of this year’s WA Crop Sowing Guide.
CBH heavyweight Mick Daw has opened up about the “myriad” reasons the co-operative increased freight rates so much this year.
Farmers delivering grain to CBH’s three most expensive receival sites say they are disappointed but willing to fork out the “astronomical” fees to keep the bins open.
A deep dive into CBH Group’s flagged freight rates has revealed the cost of delivering grain to some sites has increased 71 per cent. Here’s how much each bin will cost to deliver to this harvest.
Farmers, who are in the midst of harvesting their biggest-ever crop, must have their first vaccine by December 31 to be allowed onto CBH delivery sites., under a State Government mandate
The 10-year plan will guide on-ground action and research to conserve and enhance WA’s soils.
Sunny skies and warm days have Mid West farmers steamrolling through their harvest programs, with many now crossing the halfway point and yields exceeding expectations.
Cally Dupe & Shannon Verhagen
Nearly half of WA’s record-breaking harvest is in the bin, with CBH Group reporting more than 9Mt of deliveries received so far.
The fledgling potash producer says its royalty payments could jump from 73¢ to $50 a tonne under changes being considered by a WA Government review
Headers are rolling in the paddocks and farmers are rolling in the profits, as a perfect storm of bumper yields and exceptional prices push the expected value of the WA grain harvest to more than $8bn.
“I looked in my mirrors and there was flames shooting out the right-hand side of the header.”
Frost research heavyweight Ben Biddulph has been promoted into a senior government position after being named WA’s first chief primary industries scientist.
GrainGrowers Limited has big plans to bolster the amount of machinery safety information at farmers’ fingertips after being awarded a hefty farm safety grant.
The extra time spent on the road is costing companies thousands, thrown freight deadlines into disarray and sparked concerns over the welfare of drivers.
The State’s biggest grain handler has assured growers it will “not shy away” from the fact and face the “big task” in front of it head on.
The battle for the 2021 Australian Young Farmer Challenge crown came down to the wire, with WA’s team narrowly missing out on the top spot after a valiant effort.
Shannon Verhagen & Luke McPherson
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