Country Hour Western Australia
Country Hour for Monday 12 October, 201510/11/15
Members of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association are worried about the planned abolition of the Pastoral Lands Board Strong demand and a weakening Australian dollar will see cattle prices remain high in the coming months They're not as high...
Country Hour for Friday 9 October 2015
-Australia's largest private land holder S. Kidman and Co says it's on track to be announcing its successful buyer next month. -Nickel mining in WA has been in strife for the last four years or more. -It's pretty hard to find West Australian grown...
Country Hour for Thursday 8 October 2015
-Monsanto, the multinational chemical and biotech company, has announced a global restructure and major cost cutting. -Harvest should be a couple of weeks off for most in the Great Southern region but a farmer in Gardiner, 160 km east of Albany, has...
Country Hour for Wednesday 7 October 2015
- A West Australian farmer who lost his organic certification after genetically modified canola seeds blew onto his property, is taking his legal stoush to the High Court. - Trade Minister Andrew Robb says he was a bit frustrated by the reluctance of...
Country Hour for Tuesday 6 October, 2015
* The Trans-pacific partnership has officially been signed - what are the implications for agriculture and mining
Country Hour for Monday 5 October 2015
-Growers north of Geraldton have over the weekend sent in their first load of wheat to the CBH Facilities in Geraldton. -Germany has become the latest country in Europe to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops. -In the US city of Atlanta,...
Country Hour for Friday 2 October 2015
- For the first time in history, Chinese consumers can purchase West Australian citrus from their local supermarket. - If you've headed into the supermarket lately, one of the first things you will have seen is punnet after punnet of strawberries. And...
Country Hour for Thursday 1 October 2015
-The cost of transporting grain on rail from farm to port will increase by an average of six per cent this grain harvest. -Nationals MP Kevin Hogan has been charged with the job of putting together a plan to enhance agricultural co-operatives in...
Country Hour for Wednesday 30 2015
-WA potato growers are "shell-shocked" today after being informed that after 30 years in business the Smith's Snackfood Company will close the doors on its Canning Vale crisp manufacturing plant in next year. -The Indonesian Government has released...
Country Hour for Tuesday 29 September 2015
-One of Australia's largest livestock exporters Wellard says harsher penalties, including the suspension of an export licence, need to be applied to those exporters found to be disregarding ESCAS rules and regulations. -With his first-ever muster...
Country Hour for Monday 28 September 2015
-Representatives from Aboriginal language groups have gathered in the Pilbara, to express concerns about the protection of their heritage and the future of remote communities. -As the Victorian government makes a lone push for the introduction of...
Country Hour for Friday 25 September 2015
- A new partnership between rural lobby group WAFarmers and Chinese company Lifeland will see local milk and honey exported to China, with the first shipment due to leave in December. -Australia and China will form a new biosecurity partnership to try...
Country Hour for Thursday 25 September 2015
- South Australian hosted a special national broadcast which focussed on the question "What will farming look like in another 70 years time" in celebration of Country Hour's 70th birthday. -The Australian Livestock Exporters Council has said it will...
Country Hour for Wednesday 23 September 2015
-Whilst cattle producers wait for Indonesia's announcement of permits for the fourth quarter... A Pilbara cattle producer says an annual permit system would improve food security, as well as financial certainty, for Indonesia and Australia....
Country Hour for Tuesday 22 September 2015
-As grain harvest draws near, it's a good time to take stock of the 2015 season, which has been a mixed bag across the state. -The creation of drought resistance wheat is almost mission impossible, according to one of Australia's largest plant...
Country Hour for Monday 21 September 2015
-Senior regionally focused ministers kept their portfolios in the weekend's federal cabinet shakeup... But eyebrows were raised at other appointments - A seven kilometre horse fence in being built in Western Australia's Kimberley -Around the world...
Country Hour for Friday 18 September 2015
-Western Australia's grain harvest is underway in the northern agricultural zone. -Global wheat production has to increase from 700,000 to a billion tonnes to feed the world's population by 2050. -In the east Kimberley a bulk grains handler is...
Country Hour for Thursday 17 September, 2015
Rural lobby group the Pastoralists and Graziers Association is holding its annual convention in Perth today, and the first session has been focused on a rather long list of challenges for the industry An irrigated agriculture project in the remote...
Country Hour for Wednesday 16 September 2015
-The National Farmers Federation says that if the Chinese free trade agreement isn't ratified, $18 billion dollars will be lost over the next decade. -Processors are in disbelief at the price of organic grain this season. -Australian organic...
Country Hour for Tuesday 15 September 2015
- The Liberals and the Nationals have now struck a new coalition agreement, formally binding the parties together in government. - Horticulture exporters are hoping to get better access to China, after a new agreement signed with the Chinese...
- Perth, WA