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Perth, WA

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English


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Western Australia Country Hour

4/18/2019
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Farmers needing rain for a good crop season could really use an 'autumn break'.

Duration:00:55:11

Western Australia Country Hour

4/17/2019
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Fisheries minister Dave Kelly has unveiled a $7 million plan to build a marine finfish nursery in Geraldton.

Duration:00:55:12

Western Australia Country Hour

4/16/2019
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Farmers on the state's south coast already trucking in water to keep stock alive are anxious their bills could skyrocket as state-owned supplier Water Corporation moves to enact a rate restructure.

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Western Australia Country Hour

4/15/2019
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When Tim Carmody's four children all decided they wanted to work in agriculture he realised he needed to make some changes. Four years ago the family purchased Prenti Downs cattle station, and it's proving itself to be a great addition to the family business.

Duration:00:55:10

Western Australia Country Hour

4/12/2019
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The flooding and heavy rain earlier this year in north west Queensland saw around 20 million hectares underwater, saw hundreds of thousands of cattle die and brought an industry to its knees.

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Western Australia Country Hour

4/11/2019
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The Federal Government has named WA as the location for a future battery industries cooperative research centre. The CRC comes with a $25 million kitty and has State Government backing. Eight other research institutions are involved and 48 miners are on the books to contribute.

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Western Australia Country Hour

4/10/2019
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Parts of the agricultural sector have questioned why one of the biggest players in Australian agriculture received $100 million investment from the Federal Government last year and they want to know when industry might see some benefit from that money.

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Western Australia Country Hour

4/9/2019
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The state's first potash mine is a step closer this week, getting the environmental tick of approval. Kalium Lakes' Beyondie sulphate of potash project near Newman in the Pilbara has been approved by the state's Environmental Protection Authority.

Duration:00:55:10

Western Australia Country Hour

4/8/2019
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Tensions are simmering after a series of coordinated protests by animal rights groups across the country. This morning animal activists chained themselves to equipment at two abattoirs in southern Queensland and New South Wales.

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Western Australia Country Hour

4/5/2019
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Western Australia's biggest broadacre farmer John Nicoletti has finalised the sale of his lease and free hold interest in his family's 200, 000 hectare portfolio, for a sale price upwards of $60 million. The buyer is SALIC, the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company, owned by the public investment fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This purchase is SALIC's first agricultural investment in Australia.

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Western Australia Country Hour

4/4/2019
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Hundreds of Australian cattle have died in a Federal Government backed export deal with Sri Lanka which local farmers say has left them broke and in some cases suicidal.

Duration:00:55:13

Western Australia Country Hour

4/3/2019
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It has been an intense summer for natural disasters across the country. Fires, floods and cyclones have lashed a largely drought-parched landscape And this year's Federal Budget reflects how expensive it can be to clean up after these disasters.

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Western Australia Country Hour

4/2/2019
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Andrew Forrest's Fortescue Metals Group has given the green light to its second major iron ore mine development in just 12 months, promising to deliver 3,000 jobs during construction.

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Western Australia Country Hour

4/1/2019
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An East Kimberley Aboriginal Corporation has signed a deal with the Kimberley's largest pastoral company to develop a new cattle operation near Kununurra. It is hoped the deal between Yeeda Pastoral Company and MG Corporation will be an example to other indigenous communities, trying to build capacity in the agricultural industry.

Duration:00:55:09

Western Australia Country Hour

3/29/2019
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Farmers can expect a boost to drought assistance in next week's Federal Budget, but it will be up to the states to provide rate relief, Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said.

Duration:00:55:13

Western Australia Country Hour

3/28/2019
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A jury has awarded $US81 million ($114 million) to a man who said his use of weed killer Roundup caused his cancer, in the latest legal setback for pharmaceutical company Bayer AG, which is facing thousands of similar lawsuits.

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Western Australia Country Hour

3/27/2019
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Pastoralists in Western Australia's Pilbara region have had their first look at damage caused by tropical cyclone Veronica. Michael Thompson from Munda Station said it is still too early to put a number on how many cattle are lost, but he has never seen so much water in his life.

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Western Australia Country Hour

3/26/2019
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The State Government is turning the spotlight on salinity, announcing a consultative review and $400,000 to develop a new salinity map for the state, the first since the year 2000.

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Western Australia Country Hour

3/25/2019
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The coronial inquest into 2015 Esperance bushfires has begun. The hearing, which is set down for five days, will call over 20 witnesses to help establish what happened on that November day just over three years ago.

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Western Australia Country Hour

3/22/2019
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Four men have been charged after a shooting incident on a remote pastoral station that resulted in the death of five pet horses, and $2.2 million has been allocated to test using dehumidification technology to reduce heat stress on livestock export ships.

Duration:00:55:12