Country Hour Western Australia
Country Hour for Wednesday 25 March, 201503/24/15
GM farmer ordered to disclose any financial help from PGA, Monsanto in landmark case. The Federal Agriculture Department has announced changes to how live export welfare is run under the system known as ESCAS. Cattle stations in the Northern Territory...
Country Hour for Tuesday 24 March, 2015
Chair of the coalition's backbench agricultural committee Dan Tehan would like to see multi peril crop insurance scheme incentives included in the Federal Government's agricultural white paper. Almost half the Agriculture Department's staff could...
Country Hour for Monday 23 March, 2015
All eyes are on the Western Australian Supreme Court this week as two farmers continue their long-running legal battle around genetically modified canola contamination. The Federal Government's ban on live exports of cattle to Indonesia in 2011 has...
Country Hour for Thursday 19 March, 2015
WA's wool production between July last year and February 2015 is down 7.2 per cent, which is tracking lower than the expectation which was forecast to be down four per cent. WA's new road compliance and enforcement legislation allows only certified...
Country Hour for Wednesday 18 March, 2015
New road compliance and enforcement regulations require approved webbing or tie-downs to secure loads. A strong competitive market place has forced grain trader Emerald Grain to restructure its business and one of the casualties is the closure of the...
Country Hour for Tuesday 17 March, 2015
The grains industry has united to make changes to the governing structure of the Grains Research and Development Corporation. Carnarvon banana growers meet to discuss compensation payouts. A review of the statutory authority, the Agricultural Produce...
Country Hour for Monday 16 March, 2015
The Western Australian town of Carnarvon is starting to clean up and assess the damage from Tropical Cyclone Olwyn. A decision on whether or not Carnarvon will be declared a natural disaster zone is discussed in State Cabinet. Although it may be...
Country Hour for Friday 13 March, 2015
- The latest on Tropical Cyclone Olwyn. - Australian agriculture is enjoying tariff cuts in some of our most important export markets, but industry says the government must do more about the enormous cost of so-called 'technical' trade barriers. - The...
Country Hour for Thursday 12 March, 2015
The government is resisting calls to shut down the booming live cattle trade to Vietnam, amid concern Australian cattle could be being subjected to horrific treatment. A Kimberley pastoral company will face court next month for alleged illegal...
Country Hour for Wednesday 11 March, 2015
A lawyer representing a WA sheep producer says the Department of Agriculture and Food WA is unnecessarily prosecuting farmers under the state's Animal Welfare Act. New Zealand's dairy industry is moving to assure customers milk powder products are...
Country Hour for Tuesday 10 March, 2015
A unique parcel of farming land in the eastern wheatbelt has been purchased by a Sydney based investor. Soil testing vital to get the most out of expensive fertiliser. The pressure will continue to mount for miners with economists warning the price of...
Country Hour for Monday 9 March, 2015
Wild dogs, one of the biggest concerns facing Western Australia's pastoral industry has been highlighted in Federal Parliament. A WA nickel exploration and development company is busy trying to bring three mines back into production. The Pilbara Heavy...
Country Hour for Friday 6 March, 2015
What started in the early 1970's as an event for the sheep and wool industries, the Wagin Woolarama now caters for all farming industries from pork and poultry to grain and machinery. An environmental group says the health of traditional land owners...
Country Hour for Thursday 5 March, 2015
Western Australia's co-operative grain handler the CBH Group has won the right for an exemption from the port access code of conduct for grain export terminals. The new multi-million dollar grain receival site at Albany won't be ready in time for this...
Country Hour for Wednesday 4 March, 2015
With less than four months to go until the state government's pastoral lease rollover, some stations' boundaries are still being negotiated. Some overseas investors are asking for clarity about the government's new foreign investment rules, and how...
Country Hour for Tuesday 3 March, 2015
The latest Outlook for Australian farm production and profitability for 2015 The Australian Greens are calling on the Federal Government to establish a national GM contamination insurance scheme A Mid West farmer has measured more than 230 millimetres...
Country Hour for Monday 2 March, 2015
The ACCC (competition watchdog) says a new voluntary code of conduct will give extra protection to supermarket suppliers. Australian gold production is at an 11 year high but falling prices are forcing miners to chase higher grade ores. Australia's...
Country Hour for Friday 27 February, 2015
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...
- Perth, WA