Monthly Archives for November, 2018



Grylls backs foreign capital

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Brendon GryllsINTERNATIONAL investments create more opportunities for local family farms, according to The Nationals WA leader Brendon Grylls.
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Mr Grylls said the Chinese company which trades in Australia as Kimberley Agricultural Investment and operates as KAI in the Ord River district, was just one example.

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Locusts looming as possible threat

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Regional landholders, particularly in eastern and southern parts of the grainbelt, are advised to inspect properties for locust activity and prepare to implement control activities during spring.SHIRES in the eastern Wheatbelt and South West could be at risk of significant locust infestations this spring.
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The Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) is predicting significant locust numbers in spring in Continue reading the story "Locusts looming as possible threat"

Adaptability is key to farming succes

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Graeme McConnell, Dean Nalder and Richard Bator at tjhe release fo the 10th edition of Planfarm Bankwest Benchmark.ADAPTABILITY appears to be the difference between WA's top 25 per cent of broadacre farmers and the rest.
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And last season helped prove it, according to the 2015-2016 Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks.

The Benchmarks data sets released last Friday, show the top 25pc of Continue reading the story "Adaptability is key to farming succes"

Region’s promising signs

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QUEENSLAND Resources Council’s chief executive said there were signs of a recovery in the mining industry inNorth West Queensland.
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“Are there green shoots?” Michael Rocheasked rhetoricallyat the 2016 Mining Convention in Brisbane on Thursday.

“Technically the answer is yes.

“However, I don’t think we should get too excited too soon.”

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IMB Bank reports $29.6 million profit

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IMB Bank chairman: Michael ColeIMB Bank is reporting a$29.6 million profit after tax for the last financial year.The bank is describing theresult,9.1 per centbelow the headline profit result of the previousyear, as a consistent result in line with forecasts.
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IMB Bank chief executive officer: Robert Ryan

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