Farmers who exhibit livestock at Perth Royal Show have labelled Zempilas’ proposal to move the historic event an “unrealistic” pie in the sky idea.
Bob Garnant & Charlotte Elton
Agriculture lobby groups have lashed back at false claims that an increase in the shearing award rate is a quick fix for wool shed staff shortages resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Nationals are ‘open’ to preferencing Labor over the Liberals at the WA election, according to a party candidate as the rift between the conservative parties deepens.
Liberal leader Zak Kirkup has promised $900 million to lessen the ‘horrific death toll’ on regional roads - a plan he argued would save 2100 people from being killed or injured over the next decade.
Firefighters are battling a big blaze in Gingin after dry lightning caused multiple fires to start in the region.
Cherry growers have hit back at Chinese media after it cast shade on the beloved Aussie product. The industry says customers can’t get enough.
A hobby farm has been razed by a bushfire east of Perth, with the shire president saying it is horrible the lovely couple who own it have lost everything.
Rebecca Le May
A new WA business is set to help broadacre farmers tap into the burgeoning global market for carbon offsets.
WA farmers are set to splash the cash on machinery this year amid soaring confidence and a suite of incentives.
Labor are calling on Scott Morrison to sack Nationals MP George Christensen from chair of the trade and investment committee after he made a series of anti-China statements on social media.
The WA Liberals on Monday announced a new “conservative approach” to the $1 billion-a-year regional development fund coined by the Nationals WA during the 2008 election
State opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has urged the Nationals to work with him on Royalties for Regions, but the Liberals’ proposal has drawn an angry reaction from their former coalition partner.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas has offered an ‘alternative home’ to the Perth Royal Show, as organisers claim they’re being pushed out of Claremont.
A pair of well-known WA sheep farmers have installed a large-scale desalination unit to drought-proof their farm after one of their driest winters on record.
The number of companies aiming to cash in on WA’s fertiliser boom is growing with an oil and gas junior unveiling plans to develop a urea plant at Narngulu, near Geraldton.
Cally Dupe & Sean Smith
A bulk livestock carrier caught travelling through Australian waters with a huge hole in its hull has been banned from our shores for two years — the longest ban ever handed out.
Tiffanie Turnbull & Geoff Vivian
The pair — who grew up on mixed cropping and sheep operations in the Great Southern town — began jamming in between working on their family farms.
Shannon Verhagen & Lily Hoffmann
Farmers in one of WA’s premier food bowl regions are calling for new restrictions on their water licences to be overturned.
More than 100 safety notices have been dished out following an inspection blitz by WorkSafe of farms across the State, with foreign-owned regional properties found to be the worst offenders.
It could take up to a decade for WA’s $30 million commercial honey bee industry to fully recover from the impact of the recent bushfires near Gingin.
The State Government has backtracked on plans to build a road at Port Hedland which would have cut off access to a cattle exporting facility.
Third generation farmer Michael Brennan and wife Sue Middleton have privately sold their Wongan Hills farm and piggery business.
A legal showdown is looming between the State Government’s top lawyers and a high-profile farming advocate over animal cruelty charges levelled against former conservative politician Nigel Hallett.
Bunbury port has produced a record trade result for the month of December after exceeding 1.8 million tonnes in exports for the first time in its history.
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