A Kukerin farmer who lost his CBH membership after not delivering enough tonnes says the grain marketer is being “very corporate” by offering bigger growers higher prices to price-match with Bunge.
This week’s heavy rains have potentially poured tens of millions of dollars into the value of WA’s annual grain haul, after breaking a multi-year dry spell in parts of WA’s south coast and Wheatbelt.
Six years after entering the WA market to break CBH’s stranglehold on grain receivals, Bunge has racked up local losses of more than $35 million.
Australian agriculture is at further risk from souring diplomatic tensions with China, former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer has warned.
It may be hot, dusty and remote, but the grain handler is offering good wages as part of its annual recruitment drive for workers to help get WA’s $5 billion harvest in the bins.
Targeted nitrogen management strategies can help optimise both grain yield and quality for early-sown oats in the western region, according to preliminary results from a GRDC investment.
Reopening WA’s mothballed Tier 3 lines, the looming water crisis in the Great Southern and nutting out broader transport issues will be the hot topics at a public meeting in Kulin next month.
It has been no mean feat to transfer a 400-guest, two-day conference attracting grain aficionados from across the world to a digital format.
The fall armyworm has been trapped at Geraldton, prompting calls for farmers in the area to be on the lookout for larvae or unusual crop damage.
Getting “back to business”, keeping boardroom peace, reining in the budget, and reinstating the Tier 3 lines are some of the discussion topics raised with the candidates during the CBH by-election.
Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union WA secretary Craig McKinley claims a proposal to reopen WA’s mothballed Tier 3 rail lines was the “crowd favourite” in a room full of transport stakeholders in June.
A new grains research alliance hopes to strengthen the development of new lupin and oat varieties bred specifically for WA conditions.
Growers will have the opportunity to improve their knowledge of fungicide resistance issues over coming weeks, thanks to webinars delivered by the Australian Fungicide Resistance Extension Network.
It was the cold front these South Dowerin farmers were waiting for — delivering 25mm of rain in two days.
The court action is another twist in the bitter saga between Newdegate farmer and former CBH chair Wally Newman and Pingelly farmer and former director John Hassell.
CBH boss Jimmy Wilson has backed the company’s co-operative model and reaffirmed plans to close up to 100 receival sites during the first episode of a new live-streamed series.
The drying of the Gairdner Community Dam for the first time in history was a clear signal it was time for farmers in a normally high-rainfall area to ask for help.
CBH and Wide Open Agriculture will work together to determine the potential for WA to produce carbon neutral oats, barley and lupins.
Countryman can today reveal the scope of CBH’s planned upgrades to the Hyden, Brookton and Dale receival sites originally scheduled to be completed by harvest.
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Grower Group Alliance has tripled its staff numbers and moved headquarters through a $4.8 million collaboration with Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Grains Research Development Corporation’s Regional Cropping Solutions Network has been renamed in a bid to simplify and better reflect its purpose.
Chinese flour millers and noodle makers are being persuaded to use more premium Australian wheat for noodles, potentially creating new value for growers.
The Liebe Group is hosting an innovative trial that aims to prove if a high-concentrate carbon compost product is the boost needed to kickstart crops on light sandy soils in the northern region.
First-year results from a unique project have confirmed fungicide resistance to both spot and net forms of net blotch in barley is widespread in southern areas of WA,
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