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Perth, WA

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Western Australia Country Hour

10/17/2018
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Harvest 2018 has officially kicked off with a truckload of canola delivered to CBH's Geraldton terminal. It is the first delivery of what the Grains Industry Association of WA expect could be a near 15-million-tonne crop.

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Western Australia Country Hour

10/16/2018
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Australian Farmer of the Year 2018 sees family founders of Huon Aquaculture take first top gong for seafood.

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Western Australia Country Hour

10/15/2018
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The federal agriculture minister has slammed Coles, saying the company is 'lazy, or at best being slippery' in the way it is passing on money to drought affected farmers.

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Western Australia Country Hour

10/12/2018
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Tasmanian seafood giant Huon Aquaculture plans to set up a 24, 000 tonne fish farm off the Abrolhos Islands near Geraldton.

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Western Australia Country Hour

10/11/2018
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China Focus: WA food and agribusiness export opportunities into China. With a huge middle class of 300 million people there are opportunities for WA producers in China, but there are also many challenges.

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Western Australia Country Hour

10/10/2018
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The regulator, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, has issued a "show cause notice" to ILE, International Livestock Export. The ABC understands the regulator is considering at worst case cancelling or suspending ILE's licence due to its association with Emanuel Exports, which had its licence cancelled earlier this year. ILE is the south east Asian cattle trading arm of the Emanuel Group.

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Western Australia Country Hour

10/9/2018
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The first item on the agenda for discussion at the WA No Till Farmers Association board meeting was the ABC Four Corners investigation into the safety of glyphosate, the active active ingredient in the product Round Up, the world's number one weed killer.

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WA Country Hour

10/8/2018
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'We've got the APVMA which is a government regulator and they've done a review in 2016 on glyphosate and they concurred that the safety of glyphosate, if used as per the label, is safe to humans and the environment. The APVMA has done the work and it's science based.' But have WA farmers been lulled into a false sense of security? We'll preview tonight's Four Corners episode that takes a close look at some of the tactics used by Monsanto's to protect the reputation of its money making...

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Western Australian Country Hour

10/5/2018
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Farmers get an early look at new GM canola varieties, farmers using 2-4-d weed killers face tougher regulations and Australia to capitalise on future gas demand from China.

Duration:00:54:57

WA Country Hour

10/4/2018
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WA farmers are doing the sums on sending hay over to the east. A new Western Australian grower owned grain, cattle and sheep co-operative could be up and running by start of next year.

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WA Country Hour

10/3/2018
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The Australian Honeybee Industry Council is questioning the science behind a new report that claims 20 per cent of Australian honey is adulterated. Australian olive oil producers are being told they should be marketing based on where the olives are grown.

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WA Country Hour

10/1/2018
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CBH announces one of its highest rebates for farmers - $10.50 / tonne. This comes after a year of cost cutting and redundancies. Today, we'll ask CBH Group CEO Jimmy Wilson how they've managed it. One of the farmers that presented to the Banking Royal Commission says the inquiry should be recommending financial compensation to victims.

Duration:00:55:04

Western Australia Country Hour

9/28/2018
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A study released by Rabobank found, across the country, farmers are putting more money into things like on farm storage systems. They are doing that as the industry is looking beyond bulk handlers to transport and ship grain.

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Western Australia Country Hour

9/27/2018
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A new grain handler is planning to enter the Western Australian market. David Ellett is the director of Farm to Ship and his plan is to establish an on farm storage to port system in the Albany port zone for the 2019/2020 harvest.

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Western Australia Country Hour

9/26/2018
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The Oakajee port and rail proposal to develop a deep water port in Geraldton, and a rail line to take iron ore from the mid-west to the port and ship to China has resurfaced. Chinese company Aust Sino says it has backers and is considering developing Oakajee. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said she welcomed any ideas and proposals for the Oakajee Port, but makes it crystal clear the project does have its challenges and any developer keen to take it on will have to have deep...

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Western Australia Country Hour

9/25/2018
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Shadow agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon is sticking to his plan to phase out the live sheep trade if Labor wins power at the next election, and is in Perth today to continue transition talks with key industry stakeholders.

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Western Australia Country Hour

9/20/2018
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The supermarkets have announced an increase the price of their own brand milk by 10 cents a litre, and Australia's first commercial caesium mine was officially opened yesterday about 40km north of Norseman.

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Western Australia Country Hour

9/19/2018
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With growing numbers to ban live exports, what would Australia actually look like without this trade? What would Australia look like if nearly 1 million head of cattle and 1.8 million head of sheep were not allowed onto ships? ABC Rural has been investigating this question and played out the hypothetical situation to see how people and animals would be affected both here and overseas.

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Western Australia Country Hour

9/18/2018
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The weekend frost appears to have been as bad as the 2016 frost for at least some farmers in WA's agricultural region. Lindsay Tuckwell has three farms at Kondinin, about 280 kilometers south east of Perth. In 2016 she lost about 80 per cent of her crop to frost and although a full assessment of the weekend frost is still a week or so away, she's convinced the damage could be very similar.

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Western Australia Country Hour

9/17/2018
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Strawberry growers around Australia are ordering and installing metal detectors to scan all fruit before it leaves farms in a bid to reassure markets their fruit does not contain needles. It comes in the wake of a series of needle contamination incidents, the latest involving strawberries grown on a farm near Gingin. Neil Handasyde is the president of Strawberry Growers Association of WA, he says the industry has received overwhelming support from the WA public, but he says WA growers need...

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