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  1. CCC dodges WA potato wars

    CCC dodges WA potato wars

    The Corruption and Crime Commission will not become embroiled in WA's potato wars after deciding a complaint against a former executive at the State Government's industry regulator is too minor for it to investigate.

  2. Barnett to chop potato regulator

    Barnett to chop potato regulator

    WA’s archaic Potato Marketing Corp to be abolished within two years.

  3. Court test for free-range eggs

    Court test for free-range eggs

    One of WA's biggest egg producers misled by claiming its eggs were free range, court told.

  4. Regulator takes spud war to  court

    Regulator takes spud war to court

    Industry regulator launches Supreme Court action against Spud Shed's Galati after breakdown in talks.

  5. Secrecy shrouds dark apple moniker

    Secrecy shrouds dark apple moniker

    Govt under growing pressure to name the apple touted as the next big thing in WA agriculture.

  6. WA  digs in on  potato control

    WA digs in on potato control

    State Govt says it won't be bullied into ending more than 60 years of regulated marketing.

  7. Banana growers get $2.5m boost

    Banana growers get $2.5m boost

    Carnarvon banana growers knocked flat by cyclone get help. Sensitive land details released

  8. PM declares war on spud board

    PM declares war on spud board

    Small Business Minister says Potato Marketing Corporation is $3.8-m-a-year drag on WA economy.

  9. Carnarvon growers hit hard

    Carnarvon growers hit hard

    Standing outside his home after cyclone Olwyn struck Carnarvon last week, Bruce Munro could see his neighbour's house for the first time in years.

  10. Potato king digs in for spud war

    Potato king digs in for spud war

    The gloves are off in WA's potato wars with the State Government's industry regulator preparing to take legal action against Spud Shed king Tony Galati over allegations he is manipulating the market by deliberately over-planting at the expense of smaller growers.

  11. Banana growers told to plan for the worst

    Banana growers told to plan for the worst

    Banana growers are desperately working to contain a potentially destructive banana plant disease found at a north Queensland farm.

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