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Premier Colin Barnett is under pressure from within his own party to end uncertainty around the future of the potato industry amid warnings that his inaction is putting growers at risk.

Margaret Day can’t believe her eyes as her husband Tom reaches up to touch the bananas growing on their Carnarvon plantation.

A WA horticulture giant has bought properties in the Wheatbelt where more than 240,000 almond trees were planted in the hope of creating one of the nation’s biggest orchards.

Spud Shed owner plans to give away up to 100 tonnes of spuds despite losing first round of his legal battle.

The peak lobby group for vegetable growers has rejected claims by Treasurer Mike Nahan that there is widespread industry support for the sale of WA’s biggest wholesale produce markets.

One of Australia’s biggest vegetable growers, Nick Tana, has joined the battle for ownership of WA’s dominant wholesale produce markets.

American food giant PepsiCo is shutting its Smith’s chips factory in Canning Vale, putting up to 300 people out of work and slashing a fifth of potato sales from WA farmers.

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