Nationals WA members have reinforced their belief in the importance of climate action action ahead of COP26, despite hesitancy from their Federal counterparts.
Tom Shanahan & Sarah Ison
The fine china has been brought out for the occasion, with the historic hall in the heart of the farming district opening its doors for a celebratory afternoon tea.
An outback fashion label has paid tribute to one of Kununurra’s trailblazers, naming a shirt in her honour as part of a campaign celebrating rural Australia.
The University of Western Australia is bringing back its specialised Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree for the first time in a decade.
The mortality rate in Australia’s live sheep trade has plummeted to just 0.2 per cent, with industry leaders saying it is proof the yearly moratorium should be shortened.
After a big lull in activity, the State Government plans to start final consultation on pastoral land reforms in coming months.
WA-based Indian sandalwood grower Quintis is set to produce higher quality oil with a lower carbon footprint, after commissioning a new production line at its Albany distillation facility.
The family of a Mid West farmer killed in a fatal crash have raised questions over his death, blaming persistent power outages as the reason he was out driving his ute at night.
Federal Minister for Industrial Relations Michaelia Cash will intervene in the long-running industrial dispute at Fremantle Port, which is putting a stranglehold on the WA economy.
Danielle Le Messurier, Lanai Scarr, Jenne Brammer
WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan has not ruled out revealing the location of a recently detected case of bovine Johne’s disease, despite her own department refusing to do so.
An extra $2.5 million Federal Government funding boon will allow the State’s inaugural drought hub to expand its focus to not only drought resilience.
WA Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan says the long-awaited State Barrier Fence extension will be finished within two years after striking an agreement with native title holders.
Some of WA’s biggest agribusinesses are mobilising their own workforces to help plug a major labour shortage over the current bumper grain harvest.
The promise of a bumper harvest has kept cyclone Seroja-affected farmers busy over the past six months, but local governments are concerned shortages of labour and accommodation will delay recovery.
The domino effect of the debacle pealed into the grainbelt last week, when $50 million of farm machinery was diverted to ports over east after the ships carrying it were unable to unload.
Stella Squiers, 13, took out the top spot in the 13-18 years group, sharing the limelight with her cousin Zarah, 15, who placed second and her sister Danika, who placed third.
A Wheatbelt farmer has copped a $30,000 fine for illegally clearing native vegetation on his property, after it was detected on satellite imagery obtained from the European Space Agency.
Australia’s flagship natural resource management program is being placed under the microscope for the second time to determine how it can be most effective.
It could take 200 trips, millions of dollars and weeks to get crucial farm machinery to WA farms in time for harvest after they were caught up in an industrial action dispute at Fremantle Port.
Instead of being unloaded and taken to the WA farms which desperately need them, 42 harvesters, machinery and parts are en route to Melbourne after three ships were unable to unload in Perth.
Owners of a livestock transport business allegedly caught up in a major cattle rustling bust have entered ‘not guilty’ pleas in court this week.
“It’s small farm businesses who are caught up in this and their whole livelihood is relying on getting this equipment onto the farm.
The couple — both from Wagin farming families — now not only have a passion for sheep and cropping but also for the unique flora and fauna in their backyard.
Celebrating in the face of adversity, Kojonup everlasting farmer Jen Warburton is using the story of her battle with multiple sclerosis and now breast cancer to inspire change.
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