Country Hour Western Australia
Country Hour for Friday 29 August, 201408/29/14
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...
The WA Country Hour for Thursday, August 21st 2014
Hear from the Minister for Regional Development, Terry Redman, who's slammed a decision by the Premier to allow Chevron to reneg on a deal to set up a work camp in Onslow, we cross to the ABARES regional outlook conference in Albany and we hear about...
WA Country Hour for Wednesday August 20, 2014
Hear WA beef producers' reactions to the news of a serious shake up at Meat and Livestock Australia, we cross to the Future Opportunities For Beef conference in Busselton and a wrap of the data from 550 grain growers across the state, when we talk to...
Country Hour for Tuesday 19th August 2014
After months of negotiating so-called 'safeguards' it looks as though Australia and India may have struck a deal on uranium exports, we hear about how the "queen of apples", the Pink Lady, is expanding her rein into Asia and northern producers react...
Country Hour for Monday August 18 2014
Meat and Livestock Australia announces a major shakeup and job losses, a new species of dung beetle to be released this week in the Great Southern and a resources company announces it's found a new oil province off the WA coast.
Country Hour for Friday 15th August, 2014
Social licence to farm was a major topic discussed at the 107th Pastoralists and Graziers' Association convention in Perth today The world's largest producer of Indian sandalwood has announced the name of the company which signed a multi-million...
Country Hour for Thursday 14 August, 2014
Farmers will have to wait another two months before they see a report examining the state-owned grain freight network, and the future of tier three rail lines The United States Department of Agriculture has released its latest crop predictions and...
Country Hour for Wednesday 13 August, 2014
The WA Meat Industry Authority is exploring ways to improve operations at its livestock saleyards in Muchea One of the state’s biggest livestock transporters says cows leaping from moving trucks is ‘very rare’ Grain markets are yet to factor in the...
Country Hour for Tuesday 12 August, 2014
Broadcast from the Agricultural Women Wheatbelt East (AWWE) Group's forum themed "Your Farm, Your Future, Your Self." Frosts in parts of South-East Australia have been so strong they're having an unprecedented effect on grain crops. It's taken several...
Country Hour for Monday 11th August, 2014
A new study suggests the type of proteins contained in milk can affect how easily it's digested Australian dairy exporters have moved from watching Russia, to watching Europe. A very familiar name has cropped up in Marble Bar’s missing record books...
Country Hour for Friday 8th August, 2014
In response to sanctions imposed on it from other countries, Russia has retaliated with a ban on food imports from a range of western nations - including Australia There's concern that Australian live cattle exports bound for Russia could end up on...
Country Hour for Thursday 7 August, 2014
By next month WA fruit and vegetable producers will be able to air freight their products direct from Perth to Bali The Federal Government says it's responding to concerns about the might of the big supermarkets with the release of a draft Food and...
WA Country Hour for Wednesday 6th August, 2014
The state's main grain handler, the CBH Group, has shelved plans to set up a grain grower co-opertative on the east coast and invest in grain storage and rail infrastructure The final day of the annual diggers and dealers mining forum is wrapping up...
Country Hour for Tuesday 5 August, 2014
The state's largest red meat processor has officially signed the billion dollar deal with a major Chinese meat importer Market volatility is holding back sheep production in WA, according to chair of the Sheep Industry leadership Council The Gold...
Country Hour for Monday 4 August, 2014
The 22nd annual Diggers and Dealers mining forum kicked off this morning in Kalgoorlie Boulder and the sentiment hasn't been as subdued as some were expecting The Federal Government's Green Army is now recruiting, with the first conservation projects...
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