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The 2016 seeding program is done and dusted for Koorda farmers Gary and Pam Greaves.

WA trials have demonstrated that the use of precision seeding technology could substantially cut canola growers’ upfront seed costs without reducing crop yields.

In an industry first, farmers can now sell their grain using a single, live, grain-contracting platform on their smart phone.

While farmers are always reluctant to give early predictions regarding the outcome of a season, many of those in the Esperance region are saying this one is shaping up to be the best they have seen …

Margarita serradella crops are feeding sheep and the soil on the Brookton property of Colin and Anna Butcher

A new herbicide, Factor, has given farmers the upper hand in controlling annual ryegrass.

CSBP confirms talks with Elders to distribute fertiliser products.

GM canola seed bags, containing a small amount of seed, have been found blowing along a road in Goomalling.

Almost nine out of 10 WA grain growers support a formal review of the structure and governance of CBH, according to the results of an independent survey commissioned by the co-operative.

Rains continued throughout the Wheatbelt over the past week, as one of the earliest starts to seeding in recent memory continues to gather momentum.

CBH plans to build a new site in the Narngulu area, 12km south-east of Geraldton as part of its $750 million network optimisation strategy.

GrainCorp chief executive Mark Palmquist has urged WA farmers to look beyond a scare campaign about the company as they weigh up corporatising CBH.

Wheatbelt Shires say any grain receival site and freight route changes will have an impact on road spending.

A global wave of interest in the magic properties of pulses is pushing up prices across a range of legumes

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