Records which had stood the test of time set as far back as 1950 have been smashed, with the Bureau of Meteorology’s winter 2020 summary painting a bleak picture for farmers.
Women from across the State came together last week to network, provide support and talk all things agriculture at Women in Farming Enterprises’ Regional Rendezvous.
Ten students are getting hands-on experience on the boards in Wellstead at a shearing camp designed to fill labour shortages and drive Indigenous employment.
Claremont Showground will come alive this weekend for the start of a five-day Spring Farm Fair.
He’s the iconic, 2.7m tall dog greeting visitors to Dowerin with a friendly paw, but until now, Rusty has been an eligible bachelor.
A plan to deliver better connectivity in WA’s grainbelt by laying 4700kms of fibre optic cable in the State’s railway easements, is moving to the capital raising stage.
Inmates at a WA prison have gotten themselves into a sticky situation — but it’s not through misbehaving.
Former conservative politician Nigel Hallett, who once served on a parliamentary committee investigating the RSPCA, faces allegations of poor treatment of sheep on his family farms.
The mother of a little boy who went missing in bush at Yallingup for almost 12 hours on Saturday has been airlifted to hospital after crashing her car into a tree.
Rourke Walsh & Phil Hickey
Separate crashes across WA claimed the lives of two drivers this weekend as the State’s road toll grew to 107 in 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted Australians’ appreciation of food security and safety, with trust in the $1.8 billion egg sector significantly up compared to this time last year.
A seed-bank project in South Australia's Barossa Valley has won funding from the South Australian government.
Despite business heavyweights and gas proponents like Andrew Liveris backing a 2050 target, Scott Morrison would not commit to the goal.
Much-loved fundraiser Telethon returns for its 53rd year next month with a new-look event and a family festival that will celebrate WA and its culture of giving.
Is there a female spirit that lurks in the shadowy upper halls of the historic Palace Hotel in Southern Cross?
WA grain king John Nicoletti is already churning his newly acquired farm property portfolio by listing his 1000ha Gingin farm for sale and eyeing others in the central and eastern Wheatbelt.
Perth-based medicinal cannabis company Cannaponics has raised $1.5 million in its first round of seed capital as it works to develop a $15m cannabis and hemp hub in Collie.
Around the State, 500 driver jobs are going begging, with hundreds parked up and no one to drive them.
As part of the $301 million nationwide Drought Communities Programme initiative, 25 WA local governments were awarded $1million and a further 10 received $500,000.
An early break and better flock management by producers has led to a rise in lambing percentages this year, according to leading industry figures.
It’s peak shearing season, but with contractors relying heavily on New Zealanders, there’s big challenges meeting demand before harmful flies build up over summer.
WAFarmers has revealed its wish list ahead of next year’s State Election, calling for better phone reception in rural areas, road upgrades, and a $20 million feral animal control program.
Shannon Verhagen & Jenne Brammer
Tears were shed and emotions ran high as WAFarmers dairy section president Michael Partridge stood down from the role after a four-year tenure marked by his passion for the industry.
The decision by the WA Government not to adopt a policy to allow in workers from interstate to fill thousands of job vacancies across the agriculture sector has been branded “very disappointing”.
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