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Perth, WA

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English


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Western Australian Country Hour

6/18/2018
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A new initiative to combat the risk of food-borne illness from rockmelons has been launched and WA grower Carol Metcalf said this new wave of auditing will be good for the industry.

Duration:00:55:03

Western Australian Country Hour

6/17/2018
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A Western Australian sheep has just given birth to five lambs and even some politicians are upset with a supermarket that's stocking a plant based mince product in the meat section.

Duration:00:55:00

Western Australian Country Hour

6/14/2018
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An Australian Border Force operation in Carnarvon this week has found one Malaysian national working contrary to to their visa conditions

Duration:00:55:03

Western Australian Country Hour

6/13/2018
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The state's main grain handler the CBH Group has written to its suppliers asking them to reduce their prices and service rates by at least 20 per cent saying these savings need to be made because WA grain growers face increasing international competition in markets such as Russia and Ukraine

Duration:00:55:03

Western Australian Country Hour

6/12/2018
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The State Government has declared that farmers in WA's south, who are facing stock feed shortages and wind erosion, don't qualify for government assistance.

Duration:00:55:04

Western Australian Country Hour

6/11/2018
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The nervous wait for rain through autumn has been highlighted in the latest quarterly Rabobank rural confidence survey, with WA farmer confident levels hitting a five year low. Thankfully there has been good rainfall for most regions since the survey.

Duration:00:55:04

Western Australian Country Hour

6/10/2018
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The Grains Industry Association of WA's latest crop planting report reveals the state has planted a record amount of barley this season

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Western Australian Country Hour

6/7/2018
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Australia seems headed for an extreme shortage of mining engineering graduates and the drought has pushed slaughter rates to their highest level in two years, with 150,000 head of cattle killed nationwide last week

Duration:00:55:02

Western Australian Country Hour

6/6/2018
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The peak advisory board representing the state's transport industry says a professional truck driver shortage has reached tipping point and after two years of preparations field peas from the Esperance region are on their way to China

Duration:00:54:58

Western Australian Country Hour

6/5/2018
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Part two of a two part series on salinity in Western Australia. In this episode some some of the work being done on farms to address salinity and make saline land productive.

Duration:00:54:58

Western Australian Country Hour

6/4/2018
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A special feature Country Hour on salinity, which is back on the political radar after a damning report released by the WA Auditor General. The report has warned without some level of intervention farmers in WA could lose around a quarter of fertile, productive farmland to salinity in the next 50 to 100 years.

Duration:00:54:58

Western Australian Country Hour

6/3/2018
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WA now its first hemp processing machine which could kick-start the state's hemp industry. And researchers are hoping a gene editing tool used on plants could soon help fight the battle against pests such as feral cats.

Duration:00:54:58

Western Australian Country Hour

5/31/2018
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A criminal investigation into Australia's largest exporter of sheep and why other states could soon be placing orders for Western Australia's feed grain.

Duration:00:54:59

Western Australian Country Hour

5/30/2018
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Regular discounting of fruit and vegies by supermarkets competing with Aldi is putting a serious squeeze on WA growers, but it could get worse when Costco arrives. And a wheatbelt shire wants to charge farmers if they damage roads with heavy machinery.

Duration:00:54:59

Western Australian Country Hour

5/29/2018
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An oversupply of pork is being blamed for a decision by WA's biggest pig producer to shelve a $21 million piggery and could a community based, not-for-profit organisation provide affordable, fast and reliable broadband to WA's grain belt?

Duration:00:54:59

Western Australian Country Hour

5/28/2018
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Pig farmers are battling through a market crash showing no sign of easing and turning old coal mine sites into fruit and vegetable farms

Duration:00:54:58

Country Hour for Monday 28 May, 2018

5/28/2018
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An Aboriginal corporation wants to establish its own beef brand and supply chain In the northern agricultural region, farmers are rejoicing in the wet weather which has finally brought a break to the season The Fortescue Metals Group has given the green light for the development of the Eliwana mine and rail project in Western Australia's Pilbara region A Chinese owned iron ore explorer says it wants to revive plans for new port and infrastructure developments in WA's Midwest region Grain...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Friday 25 May, 2018

5/25/2018
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A number of serious fires continue to burn in Western Australia's Great Southern region Firefighters who've travelled to battle blazes in Western Australia's Great Southern are expected to be required for several days Farmers in the Hyden area have been disappointed with the rain they received from a promising cold front overnight Farmers in WA's south west are concerned they could soon be forced to pay new fees for water licences and permit assessments From the end of the next financial...

Duration:00:54:58

Country Hour for Thursday 24 May, 2018

5/24/2018
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A strong cold front is expected to cross Western Australia bringing much needed rain. Rod Messina, a farmer at Mullewa, has just finished dry seeding his entire cropping program and now the wait for rain Dylan Hirsch farms 30 kilometres south of Perenjori and has taken out an insurance policy for rain. He hopes the rain comes and he doesn't have to make a claim A former live export industry manager has avoided an immediate prison term for falsifying Commonwealth documents which allowed a...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Wednesday 23 May, 2018

5/23/2018
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Australia's largest cattle company AACo, has announced it will mothball its abattoir outside of Darwin Sophie Downs Station near Halls Creek sends up to 200 cattle to Darwin for slaughter towards the end of every season and is disappointed with AACo's decision to close its abattoir Jack Burton from the Kimberly Meat Company, located halfway between Broome and Derby, said AACo's decision is and indictment on corporatisation and a lesson "that too big might not be too good sometimes" He said...

Duration:00:54:42