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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.