Grain

The Sprigg family of Narembeen plan to wrap up their seeding program today, including around 1800ha of field peas and lupins that they will not harvest.

The CBH Group has donated $153,000 to charities through the Harvest Mass Management Scheme for the 2014-15 season.

Giant farming co-operative CBH fears the State Government sell-off of Fremantle Port could have disastrous implications for its 4200 grain-growing members in WA and their multibillion-dollar a year export industry.

Research into the management of herbicide-resistant weeds has been given a $7.4 million boost, with the recent signing of a funding agreement between the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative.

Superfert Dongbu has gone into voluntary administration, leaving customers short of fertiliser at a crucial time in their seeding program.

Australian grain growers want to see the business case for relocating the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) out of Canberra, and in particular how it will benefit the grains industry.

It's been a magic start to the season for father and son team Dean and Bryce Sinclair, who farm in the Varley district east of Lake Grace.

Widespread rains over the weekend were welcomed by Darkan farmers Geoff and Michelle Gooding, whose property received just over 10mm.

A Chinese company has its first crop in the ground on the Ord River irrigation scheme.

Seeding is well under way for Boyup Brook farmers Paul and Jacquie Broockmann, after their third consecutive early and strong opening.

The Department of Agriculture and Food is encouraging grower groups to lead farm biosecurity education to safeguard the grains industry from potential production losses.

A lack of rain north of Perth over the past month has raised concerns for farmers over a false break to the season.

With most farmers now nervously waiting for much needed opening and follow up rains, there is some good news from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Canola growers now have access to a new, free online tool to maximise crop establishment and yield potential.

It's been a textbook start for much of the south-eastern Wheatbelt, but farmers right across the region are now anxiously waiting for follow-up rain.

Canola is already out of the ground in Southern Brook, with seeding beginning on the Dempster property on April 10.

For the first time in almost 70 years, the Marshall farming business in East Pingelly will not be growing wheat.

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