Country Hour Western Australia
Country Hour for Thursday 18 September, 201409/18/14
How to satisfy and further increase China's growing appetite for oats has been the focus of a forum in Perth. An experimental quinoa crop near Morawa is about to be harvested as part of a state-wide-trial. The Winemakers Federation says its campaign...
Country Hour for Wednesday 17 September, 2014
Pastoralists in the Murchison region say they're running out of funding for wild dog bounties. The City of Bunbury passed a motion to call on the WA Local Government Association to lobby the State Government for more money for pest control. The WA...
Country Hour for Tuesday 16 September, 2014
The state's main bulk handler CBH has had a busy time preparing for the impending deliveries as the 2014-15 grain harvest gets to an earlier than usual start A Chinese company has bought a cattle station in the Northern Territory for $11.5 million...
Country Hour for Monday 15 September, 2014
It is only mid September, but believe it or not, some farmers have started to harvest their oilseed and grain crops The Australian dollar is at its lowest in six months and agricultural exporters are rubbing their hands together Australia is returning...
Country Hour for Friday 12 September, 2014
At the WA Nationals state conference last weekend, the party voted to call on the Minister for Agriculture and Food to relax restrictions on genetically modified crops in WA Biodynamic labels are found on everything from milk to wine bottles, but it's...
Country Hour for Thursday 11 September 2014
The Federal Government says it's cutting back red tape for the live export industry Northern Australia's cattle industry continues to recover from the wide-ranging effects of the ban on live exports back in 2011 We visit a barramundi farm in northern...
Country Hour for Wednesday 10 September, 2014
Conflicts of interest, an 'embarrassing' system of levy collections and a lack of accountability are just some of the criticisms of the current beef levy system, outlined in a Senate report The Australian grain industry is seeing the next wave of...
Country Hour for Tuesday 9th September, 2014
The Australian Livestock Exporters' Council has confirmed it has approached former Labor leader Simon Crean to be its next Chairman An economist says the Australian dollar will stay strong for some time, the slump in the iron price won't lead to a...
Country Hour for Monday 8 September, 2014
Substantial rain has come too late for some northern grain growers but for some crops the rain will do untold good Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has revealed there'll be different port access rules for different users Rural and resources...
Country Hour for Friday 5 September, 2014
Western Australia has featured heavily in a parliamentary report recommending ways to develop Northern Australia. The Australian mango industry is on track for one of its best seasons ever. Despite pleas from milk processors for farmers to produce...
Country Hour for Thursday 4 September, 2014
Plans to develop Northern Australia are taking shape, with the tabling today of a joint parliamentary report. A new lobby group the Kimberley Cattlemen's Association could only be months away as it gains support from pastoralists in the north. The...
Country Hour for Wednesday 3 September, 2014
The Federal Government is celebrating the repeal of the mining tax, which it says drove off investment. The Department of Agriculture and Food WA is running rice trials in the Kimberley's Ord Valley and it's getting promising results. The Senate has...
Country Hour for Tuesday 2 September, 2014
One of Australia's wealthiest men wants Australian farmers to get serious about protecting the integrity of their clean, green product in the Chinese marketplace. Roebuck Plains Station just outside of Broome has been legally transferred to the native...
Country Hour for Monday 1 September, 2014
The state's main grain handler and marketer the CBH Group says many growers are set to receive a $4.55 per tonne rebate against their storage and handling charges this harvest. At the start of August, most of the country's grain growing regions were...
Country Hour for Friday 29 August, 2014
The Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries of WA, which represents wholesalers, is keen to purchase the Perth Market Authority. The government's report into the Renewable Energy Target has been released. A free-range egg farmer says consumers are...
Country Hour for Thursday 28 August, 2014
Broadcast from day two of the Dowerin Machinery Field Days. Australia's most advanced trial of carbon capture and storage technology has hit a ten year milestone. The State Government is seeking to strengthen trade ties with Indonesia through a...
Country Hour for Wednesday 27 August, 2014
Special broadcast from the 50th Dowerin Machinery Field Days. A trial of unmanned helicopters with sophisticated imaging technology has been successful in detecting pest weeds in dense forest. Rural people connecting to the high speed broadband will...
Country hour for Tuesday 26 August 2014
WA Farmers new CEO, new milk label for dairy producers in WA to return investment for growers, checking in on Twiggy's beef investment, a new shearing shed for Scaddan, the biggest fleece, ag versus mining dollars
Country Hour for Monday 25 August, 2014
The pork industry has applauded the RSPCA's proposal to make it illegal not to report animal abuse on farms. The RSCPA wants a greater commitment from wool growers to end the need for mulesing. The head of one of the world's largest wool groups is...
The WA Country Hour for Friday, 22 August 2014
The debate over ag-gag laws to lock activists off farms took another turn today with the RSPCA weighing in; we learn about a tree shortage hampering jujube growth in WA and we hear from the first Australian to ever win the gruelling 1000km Mongol...
- Perth, WA