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Country Hour Western Australia

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Perth, WA

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Country Hour for Friday 16 February, 2018

2/16/2018
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WA seed potato growers are not surprised by the export market access to Indonesia now approved for Victorian and South Australian growers 14.275 million tonnes, that's officially how much grain was produced in Western Australia last harvest according to the Grains Industry Association of WA Peter Carberry, from the International Crops Research Institute for semi-arid tropics in Hyderbad, India said recent tariffs imposed on legumes and field peas to India is an effort to assist small Indian...

Duration:00:54:43

Country Hour for Thursday 15 February, 2018

2/15/2018
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Talks between federal politicians are expected to continue behind closed doors in Canberra today amid uncertainty over the future of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan Pilbara gold miner Artemis Resources has teamed up with the CSIRO to research the unique gold deposits being found around Karratha A flow through share scheme for mineral exploration is one step closer after legislation passed the lower house of Federal Parliament this week Australian farmers are closely watching so called "right...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Wednesday 14 February, 2018

2/14/2018
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Researchers have discovered fungicide resistance to both types of the common and destructive barley disease net blotch A quick look across the country's grain growing regions and you'll see Western Australia is best placed as far as the outlook for crops goes this season Summerland House Farm at Alstonville in NSW is a popular tourist destination and it also provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities in its cafe and avocado, macadamia and cucumber business. It's also...

Duration:00:54:43

Country Hour for Tuesday 13 February, 2018

2/13/2018
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Over the past few weeks we've been hearing reports from both farmers and police, of sheep rustling in our state's grazing regions. In the Yilgarn, Janis Unkovich says she's had a water trough stolen from a paddock, set well back from the road Western Rock Lobster prices have remained fairly flat this year despite strong demand from China in the lead up to Chinese New Year celebrations Pressure is increasingly mounting on federal Labor ahead of a crucial vote that will shape the future of the...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Monday 12 February, 2018

2/12/2018
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Some large farm businesses in WA are buying power 'straight off the grid' and quoting up to 30 per cent or $50, 000 savings on their bills The annual country show was once the highlight of the year for small communities across regional Australia, but along with declining populations in the regions, it's faded away. But now after 60 years the tiny Wheatbelt town of Darkan, around 600 kilometres south of Perth, has revived the tradition This time last year the communities of Hopetoun and...

Duration:00:54:43

Country Hour for Friday 9 February, 2018

2/9/2018
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A Pilbara cattle station is fed up with poachers killing cattle and kangaroos on the station, and leaving them dead in the paddocks An Australian wine producer has released bottles of wine with labels that actually speak to consumers. It's all thanks to a computerised miracle called Augmented Reality Aussie Helpers is now in Western Australia. For the last sixteen years the charity organisation has helped those in need in Rural Australia, but mostly in the eastern states 84 year old former...

Duration:00:54:43

Country Hour for Thursday 8 February,, 2018

2/8/2018
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More sheep have been stolen in the state's Great Southern, this time $6,000 dollars worth of merino lambs have been stolen from a property in Bendering, about 20 kilometres north of Kondinin Esperance's only abattoir is back up and running again. The Shark Lake facility,10 kilometres north of Esperance, was placed into administration a year ago. Six months ago it was purchased by Central Agri Group and on Tuesday, the facility received the AQIS tick of approval China is often the country...

Duration:00:54:43

Country Hour for Wednesday 7 February, 2018

2/7/2018
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Some South West apple growers are concerned the major supermarkets may soon stop selling a key apple variety, the fuji A Federal Parliamentary inquiry into Australia's main chemical regulator will examine the time it takes for chemicals to be approved The floods were so significant that northern WA roads were closed and one Western Australian trucking company has had to add 1000 kilometres to its runs this week, with a detour through South Australia Managing director of Market Economics...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Tuesday 6 February, 2018

2/6/2018
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Four candidates have put up their hands for a chance to take a seat at the board of the state's main grain handler and marketer the CBH Group Some Western Australian farmers are getting concerned they could soon be forced to contribute to a new levy fund, which they believe is pointless. An Upper House standing committee is looking at ways farmers could be compensated for economic losses caused by contamination from genetically modified crop material Egg farmers are welcoming the certainty...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Monday 5 February, 2018

2/5/2018
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A rural real estate agent thinks changes to foreign investment laws will put an end to private, or "off market" sales between landholders and overseas buyers With Chinese New Year looming, brokers are bracing for a quiet run of sales into Australia's largest wool export market A ten year trial at Kununurra Research Station shows longans grow really well in the Ord Valley in WA's Kimberley region Mango supply from the north will start diminishing and be replaced by the last and most...

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Country Hour for Friday 2 February, 2018

2/2/2018
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The state's main grain handler the CBH Group had more grain flowing through the system than it first anticipated for season 2017/2018, with a total delivery of 13.23 million tonnes Fruit and vegetable growers have been offered more time and support as industry continues to roll out a new quality assurance scheme aimed at standardising supply into the country's major supermarkets Manjimup grower Vic Grozotis said he is looking forward to the HARPS information session, but he doesn't believe...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Thursday 1 February, 2018

2/1/2018
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If you want to sell some Australian farm land you will have to demonstrate you have given local buyers a chance to purchase it under new foreign ownership rules There have been some big spray drift events in NSW this season involving phenoxy chemicals used to kill weeds, the major one being 24D There's been a diagnosis of kikuyu poisoning in cattle on a property in the Great Southern, and that's prompted the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development to issue a warning to...

Duration:00:54:42

Country Hour for Wednesday 31 January, 2018

1/31/2018
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Despite a huge rally in the wheatbelt town of Moora, with close to 500 angry locals, parents and students, the State Government remains determined to close the Moora Residential College at the end of the year Wine and wool are tipped to lead the way in a year of forecasted growth across the farm sector Sheep producers want to get their hands on the latest research into a mystery condition called red clover syndrome, but getting access to that information is proving difficult Western...

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Country Hour for Tuesday 30 January, 2018

1/30/2018
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Authorities are yet to reveal how many properties, if any, were damaged by a bushfire that threatened the South West town of Augusta Moves to establish a directly-elected representative body for the grass-fed cattle industry may have suffered a blow with the recent shock withdrawal of the peak industry council, but the process will continue In a win for animal welfare the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator has agreed to allow bigger B-Doubles from Western Australia to cross the South...

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Country Hour for Monday 29 January, 2018

1/29/2018
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The communities of Esperance and Southern Cross will have to wait to find out how the closure of Cleveland Cliffs iron ore mine will impact their towns Supporters and families with children at the college are determined to safeguard its future, despite the State Government's plans to close the college as part of budget repair Plenty of rain falling in the Kimberley with figures of between 200 and 300 millimetres for some locations Wheatbelt police are investigating the theft of around $30,...

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Country Hour for Friday 26 January, 2018

1/26/2018
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Western Australia is shaping up as the place to invest if you're in the market for agricultural real estate in 2018 The Kenyan Government's decision to place a temporary ban on the export of avocadoes is working in the favour of local producers Charles Sturt University researchers have found that giving the lamb a chance to aged a little bit is just the ticket to making it more tender and appealing The native superfood Gubinge, also known as Kakadu plum, is a staple bushfood for indigenous...

Duration:00:54:44

Country Hour for Thursday 25 January,, 2018

1/25/2018
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Wellard chief executive Mauro Balzarini's move out of farming is complete, with the sale of The Grange at Dongara, just south of Geraldton, for $32 million WAFarmers has welcomed news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will go ahead The East Kimberley Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the beef, cotton and seafood industries would be the big winners from the TPP The American short-seller, which likened Quintis' business model to a Ponzi scheme, a fraudulent investment operation, now...

Duration:00:53:51

Country Hour for Wednesday 24 January, 2018

1/24/2018
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Egg producers have to accept that some progress has to be made on welfare standards for poultry and need to open their minds to the possibility of introducing lower stocking densities and furnished cages. That's the message from Agricultural Minister Alannah MacTiernan, who met yesterday with leaders from the poultry industry and animal welfare groups Egg Farmers of Australia, which represents 85 per cent of all Australian egg producers said the changes suggested by the minister would cost...

Duration:00:54:03

Country Hour for Tuesday 23 January, 2018

1/23/2018
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WA milk processor Harvey Fresh will not renew its contract with the state's largest milk producer Lactanz Dairies, based at Scott River in the south-west, because it can not accommodate Lactanz's growth plan It's been confirmed that the federal government and the company that was supposed to set up a new milk price index have parted ways NFF chief executive Tony Mahar outlines the priorities for the year ahead, including lobbying the government to finalise new free trade agreements in Asia...

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Country Hour for Monday 22 January, 2018

1/22/2018
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The directors of the embattled sandalwood company Quintis have called in administrators, leaving shareholders and Kimberley growers stunned WA avocado growers on track with plans to become the biggest avocado industry in the country Celebrity chefs are turning classrooms into culinary schools in a bid to de-mystify the country's second most popular meat, pork The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is trialling 22 new wine grape varieties at the Harvey Agricultural...

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