Major Western Australian meat processors have offered to work together to take on the 60,000 sheep currently in a Perth feedlot, after the Federal Government suspended a major live exporter's licence.
Meat processors have been working with the State Government over the last two months in preparation for a reduction in Farming & Agriculture Read More
More than 190 students from nine Western Australian secondary schools attended this year's Muresk Institute's Drone versus Dog trials.
The Drone versus Dog trials were established in 2017 at Muresk Institute, Western Australia's skills hub of modern agriculture, to expose secondary school students to the rapidly advancing agriculture industry and the Farming & AgricultureSchools & Education Read More
The cattle and beef industry has not acted on most of the recommendations made by the ACCC in 2017 to improve the transparency and efficiency of Australian cattle markets, according to a review released today by the ACCC.
The ACCC’s cattle and beef market study, released in March 2017, made 15 recommendations to address Farming & Agriculture Read More
Grains research, development and innovation in Western Australia have had a major boost today with the official opening of the new $11.5 million state-of-the-art scientific research facilities in Northam.
The Northam Grains Research Facilities have been purpose-built for applied grains research to specifically address WA production challenges.
The facilities features four new Farming & Agriculture Read More
The State Government will spend $24 million on research and development (R&D) to drive growth, and keep the State's grain industry internationally competitive.
This investment provides $10 million per year to underpin a long-term model for the sustainable delivery of applied grains research and development, in partnership with the Federal Government Farming & Agriculture Read More
The State Government has provided in-principle backing for Western Australian pastoralists wanting to unlock the carbon potential of their lands.
The Government will back a number of pilot sequestration offset projects by pastoralists, which focus on grazing strategies that increase regeneration of native vegetation and in the process extract carbon dioxide EnvironmentFarming & AgricultureMining & IndustryWeather & Climate Read More
The Pilbara is set to benefit from a $5.9 million irrigated agricultural development project to lay the foundations for new businesses and jobs.
The Transforming Agriculture in the Pilbara (TAP) project will ground-truth soil and water resources in the region for potential horticulture, fodder and field crop production for a range of EmploymentFarming & Agriculture Read More
The State Government has launched a $1 million grants program to drive the global competitiveness of Western Australia's agriculture and food industry.
The Export Competitiveness Grants program offers grants between $50,000 and $250,000 for projects that can deliver broad benefits to the sector.
WA businesses involved in agrifood production, wholesale, processing or Farming & AgricultureFood & Dining Read More
Farmers and other landowners are invited to apply for Farm Forestry Assist, a one-off afforestation grant to plant radiata or maritime pine trees on their land in 2018.
Forestry Minister Dave Kelly launched the FPC Farm Forestry Assist grant program during a presentation to the 2018 World Forestry Day Dinner in Farming & Agriculture Read More
Horticulture production in the Gascoyne is set to expand over the coming months, as the first four of 22 new production bores come into operation to boost the water supply for irrigated agriculture.
The State Government has invested an additional $400,000 to bring the initial bores online early to supply 1.9 Farming & Agriculture Read More