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A remote Woodie Woodie research site located in the Pilbara almost 200km east of Marble Bar has again broken new ground, seeding its winter crop trial program.

The Borthwick family, of Yilliminning, remain confident about the wool industry, anticipating reasonable prices will remain for some time.

Below average rainfall has been forecast for the next three months across the grainbelt, with the exception of two north-eastern shires, for which above-average rainfall is predicted.

An early break to the season and excellent rainfall have put pressure on fertiliser supplies.

Farming groups say the coalition victory is the best outcome for agriculture, but the Pastoralists and Graziers Association warn that it’s time to be guarded.

The new owners of WA’s biggest milk producer see nothing but positives in the local dairy industry and have revealed plans for multimillion-dollar upgrades on their cluster of four farms near Scott …

Farmers wanting to plant forage shrubs and take advantage of the wet growing season may have missed their chance.

The WA Nationals have been beaten by Labor in the bush and are behind One Nation in the Senate count, in a challenge to the party’s claim to be the strongest advocate for the regions.

A not-for-profit group campaigning for changes to the Land Administration Act fears pastoralists and others will miss out on valuable opportunities if the legislation is blocked.

For Dandaragan’s Kingsley and Christine Smith, finding plenty of earthworms in their soils has reinforced their faith in biological farming.

Agriculture Minister Dean Nalder is being spammed by green groups who see him as a barrier to contentious land-use law reforms backed by Nationals leader Terry Redman.

More than 18,000 litres of obsolete chemicals will be safely collected and disposed of when the ChemClear program returns to Western Australia in June.

Farmers and lobby groups are calling for the establishment of a rural fire service to oversee fire management in country areas, ultimately stripping control of the volunteer bushfire brigades from …

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