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Perth, WA

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English


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WA Country Hour

8/17/2018
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Scientists unlock the genome for wheat and more red tape for Western Australian farmers ahead of this years' harvest

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/16/2018
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Extensive testing has finally proven tomato and potato psyllids in Western Australia are free of the CLSO bacteria associated with the 'zebra chip' disease, and the mango industry celebrates a 71 per cent increase in the value of their crop.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/15/2018
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The Australian pork industry is in crisis with a major oversupply of pig numbers on the domestic market driving prices for famrer below the cost of production, and producers are now been warned of potential cartel conduct.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/14/2018
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The new chair of Australian Pork Limited David Lock says the industry is in crisis and is urging farmers to seek financial advice to determine whether or not they can afford to stay in the industry.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/13/2018
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It is not often that you get good grain prices and yields in the one season, but 2018 is shaping up that way for many WA farmers. Despite a dry start, crops around the majority of the state are now up and away and the continued drought in the east is sending prices sky high.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/10/2018
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It is only the beginning of the stud ram selling season across the country and already a couple of Western Australian merino studs have received some very impressive prices for their sires.

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WA Country Hour

8/9/2018
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WA based grain handler and marketer Bunge Australia has decided not to follow CBH, and will not be introducing a new segregation for barley that has had a pre-harvest application of glyphosate.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/8/2018
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At the top of the list of exciting opportunities in the resources sector for Western Australia right now is battery minerals, things like graphite, lithium, nickel and cobalt. But it's not the only sector enjoying a relatively bright spot, gold is still making good money, and then there's oil and gas. Looking further ahead though some analysts believe it's worth keeping an eye on diamond exploration in WA's Kimberley.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/7/2018
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Consistent winter rainfall has created perfect growing conditions for many WA farmers and an unprecedented demand for nitrogen top-up fertilisers this season. Demand for nitrogen has been approximately 50 per cent higher than expected during July and August this year compared with the average of the last five years.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/6/2018
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The ACCC is taking Australian seed business Seednet to court over allegations it mislead farmers about the performance of its 'Compass' barley variety. The Commission has commenced Federal Court proceedings against Seednet's affiliate agribusiness company, Landmark. Seednet is alleged to have known claims about the variety's straw strength and increased resistance to leaf rust were incorrect, but failed to amend its fact sheets.

Duration:00:55:04

Western Australia Country Hour

8/3/2018
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The livestock export industry is incensed by comments made by the federal agriculture minister this week. David Littleproud got stuck in to the exporters, saying this industry is always saying how it's the world leader in live exports and now is the time to prove it and show they haven't been taking us for mugs the whole time.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/2/2018
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Western Australia has won two of the top six awards at the Australian wine industries 'night of nights,'' the Halliday Wine Companion Awards. This year for the first time in the awards history, a white wine took out the title of Wine of the Year and it came from the Great Southern's Duke's vineyard.

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Western Australia Country Hour

8/1/2018
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A new state lamb record has been set at this week's Muchea sheep market, with a pen of lambs selling for $205 a head. In NSW the records continue to tumble at the livestock markets, with lambs breaking the $300 ceiling at Forbes yesterday. West Wyalong farmer Graeme Spackman sold a line of around 400 cross bred lambs for $300.60 per head.

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Western Australia Country Hour

7/31/2018
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A major oil and gas project off WA's Kimberley coast reached a huge milestone yesterday, after Inpex started gas production at its project in the Browse Basin. Ickthys is one of two new LNG projects starting up this year, with Shell also preparing to rev up its Prelude floating LNG plant in 2018.

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Western Australia Country Hour

7/30/2018
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Australia's first heavy rare earths mine has recently started production in northern WA. The $56-million pilot plant at Browns Range in the East Kimberley will be the first producer of dysprosium outside China.

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Western Australia Country Hour

7/27/2018
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The state's main grain handler the CBH Group has decided to segregate any barley that has been declared as crop topped with glyphosate this season. The South East Premium Wheat Growers Association has welcomed the decision saying its a move the grower group has been calling for since the permits were introduced in November 2016.

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Western Australia Country Hour

7/26/2018
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Mincor Resources has poured its first gold bar at it's Widgemooltha project, about an hour south west of Kalgoorlie.

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Western Australia Country Hour

7/25/2018
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The National Farmers Federation says the United States decision to provide $12 billion in new subsidies to US farmers is a real slap in the face to drought stricken Australian farmers.

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Western Australia Country Hour

7/24/2018
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The National Australia Bank has bowed to pressure from the public, customers and government to improve its lending practices in the agribusiness sector.

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Western Australia Country Hour

7/23/2018
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Fremantle based livestock exporter Wellard has put an offer in writing to the client in the Middle East to export a shipment of sheep to the region. Wellard said the shipment is conditional on using one of its ships, crew, stockmen and onboard processes. The offer has not been accepted or rejected at this stage. Wellard also says it won't be bullied by Animals Australia, which has written to Wellard saying it will take legal action if Wellard attempts to export sheep at this time.

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