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WA’s wine industry is facing a period of “extreme rationalisation” and significant job losses as a result of Federal Government tax changes.

Delroy Orchards has been producing WA’s only locally grown kiwifruit amid Pemberton’s karri forest since 1987. This year, production will double on previous years to 4 million pieces as a result …

The ninth Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day was successful with a record number of visitors coming through the gate to see a wide array of small farm exhibits including educational displays and the …

The arrival of WA’s stunning new apple, Bravo, on shop shelves is the culmination of more than two decades of research and development by the Department of Agriculture and Food.

WA beekeepers are fighting changes to national biosecurity laws that could have a nasty sting in the tail for local industries free from pests and diseases that plague the rest of the world.

Al Blakers pioneered black truffle growing in the region and helped turn Manjimup into the world’s biggest producer outside Europe.

West Australian consumers will be the first to sink their teeth into a new locally-bred apple, distinguished by its rich burgundy colour.

Roleystone fruit grower Peter Casotti has been forced to dump 30,000kg of nectarines as retail giant Coles stocks imported eastern states-grown stonefruit rather than the local product.

WA’s outdated and often ridiculed potato marketing regime will be scrapped from June 30 after years of campaigning by Spudshed owner Tony Galati and others.

WA is about to get its first taste of an apple that is dark, delicious and destined to catch the eye of consumers around the world.

WA potato growers have accused Colin Barnett of turning a blind eye to their plight despite warnings about the future of an industry in limbo.

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 Tony Galati has vowed to fight contempt of court proceedings instigated by the State Government’s potato watchdog.

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