Country Hour Western Australia
Country Hour for Friday 27 February, 201502/26/15
Storms hit Wheatbelt and Eastern region, particularly in Kondinin and Kalgoorlie
Country Hour for Thursday 26 February, 2015
Significant thunderstorms earlier this week have seen rain fall in the Gascoyne River catchment. In the state's south west, farmers are picking up the pieces following one of the worst bushfires in the state's history. The Prime Minister Tony Abbott...
Country Hour for Tuesday 24 February, 2015
Grain handler CBH Group has rejected suggestions the board is divided and lacks focus and vision. Western Australia's largest grain conference 2015 Crop Updates starts in Perth. Animal welfare advocates are upset about changes to the way the...
Country Hour for Monday 23 February, 2015
The Australian Agricultural Company officially opened its $91 million abattoir near Darwin on the weekend. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has instructed the owners of a popular cattle mustering and tourist helicopter to immediately ground the...
Country Hour for Friday 20 February, 2015
Agribusiness bank Rabobank says after two good back to back seasons WA farmers have a bit of a spring in their step. Irrigators have told a senate committee if power prices keep rising the impact on the horticulture industry will be devastating. One...
Country Hour for Thursday 19 February, 2015
Farm lobby group WAFarmers is determined to breathe new life into its membership and has its sights set on signing up the next generation of farmers and farm related workers. The closure of tier three rail lines, which move grain from country receival...
Country Hour for Wednesday 18 February, 2015
The long awaited State Government response to the parliamentary committee report into the management of WA's freight rail network has been meet with a chorus of disappointment. A proposed high pressure processing facility could see a huge reduction in...
Country Hour, Tuesday 17 February, 2015
The votes have been counted and the results are official two familiar faces and one new one have been elected to the CBH board. Cattle producers caught up in trade restrictions after a positive test for bovine johnes disease say they're losing...
Country Hour for Monday 16 February, 2015
Legune cattle station on the Northern Territory and Western Australia border looks set to be home to one of the world's largest prawn farms. An independent arbitrator has cleared the way for grain handler CBH and Brookfield Rail to negotiate the terms...
Country Hour for Friday 13 February, 2015
The founder of China's largest international property website says Australia's tightening of foreign investment rules will act as a deterrent to investors. Miners and farmers are enjoying the lowest shipping freight costs in almost thirty years. The...
Country Hour for Wednesday 11 February, 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced tighter restrictions on foreign investment in farmland will be in place from next month. After two and a half years on care and maintenance, the Ravensthorpe-based Mt Cattlin mine could be just months away from...
Country Hour for Tuesday 10 February, 2015
New research reveals grain growers in Western Australia are overwhelmingly supportive of foreign investment. Rural lender Rabobank says there are five major factors which will determine the kind of year Australian agriculture will have in 2015....
Country Hour for Monday 9 February, 2015
Tony Abbott has declared the Liberal leadership ructions are "behind us" after he survived a crucial vote in the party room this morning. Ridges iron ore mine in the state's Kimberley has shut its gates and placed the site on care and maintenance. A...
Country Hour for Friday 6 February, 2015
The Cooperative Bulk Handling director elections are underway, with eight WA grain growers vying for three seats on the CBH Board. Water projects across the entire state of WA are set to benefit from 24 point five million dollars of Royalties for...
Country Hour for Thursday 5 February, 2015
Many farmers in the state's south west are assessing damage to property as the Northcliffe bushfires continue into a sixth day. The Boddington fire has interrupted the milling of gold and copper at Newmont's Boddington Gold Mine. A 3.8 metre saltwater...
Country Hour for Wednesday 4 February, 2015
One of WA's largest dairy farms is set to shut down today as conditions around the Northcliffe bushfire worsen. The new CEO of the WA Meat Industry Authority says he wants the Muchea Livestock Centre to be seen as a world class facility, that works...
Country Hour for Tuesday 3 February, 2015
The state's main grain handler the CBH Group says this year's harvest is officially over and the 13.52 million tonnes is a great result off the back of last year's record harvest of 15.8 million tonnes. The National Farmers' Federation is pleased that...
Country Hour for Monday 2 February, 2015
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has addressed the National Press Club, to announce his signature Paid Parental Leave scheme is "off the table." The Prime Minister has indicated the long-awaited national register for foreign investment in agricultural land...
Country Hour for Friday 30 January, 2015
The Minister for Environment says his Department has made a major breakthrough in feral cat control in regional Western Australia. A hot chip vending machine dusted off in a backyard shed. A short but severe storm in the town of Gascoyne Junction...
Country Hour for Thursday 29 January, 2015
After the turmoil of 2014 which culminated in the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority is looking at a fresh start appointing a new CEO. The State Opposition Leader has reiterated his position on...
- Perth, WA