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Queensland's strawberry industry takes financial hit after needles crisis

Queensland's strawberry industry takes financial hit after needles crisis

The future for Queensland's strawberry industry is looking more positive, while shoppers have recently benefited from cheap prices.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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One Nation blows state's lobster plan out of the water
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Soft commodities

One Nation blows state's lobster plan out of the water

One Nation has said it would not support the state government's controversial rock lobster plan.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Record harvests deliver one of WA's biggest ever grain seasons
Farming

Record harvests deliver one of WA's biggest ever grain seasons

The final harvest report on Friday confirmed the Kwinana zone had received nearly 8 million tonnes of grain.

  • by staff writers
Over 80 cattle put down on pastoral station in WA's north
The Kimberley

Over 80 cattle put down on pastoral station in WA's north

The pastoral lessee was issued with direction notices under the Animal Welfare Act, and the station undertook urgent repair and infrastructure replacement to fix access to the key water points.

  • by staff writers
Who owns WA's cows: Foreign interests in farms increasing
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Soft commodities

Who owns WA's cows: Foreign interests in farms increasing

Foreign interests in WA farmland increased by about 890,000 ha, or 6.9 per cent, from 2016-17 to 2017-18, with the biggest interest being in livestock.

  • by Hamish Hastie
'Tantamount to theft': WA fishers sound off about government rock lobster intervention
Soft commodities

'Tantamount to theft': WA fishers sound off about government rock lobster intervention

The plans to change the state's rock lobster industry have resulted in some mixed reactions from fishers and the WA public.

  • by Hannah Barry
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Former Murray Goulburn boss cops $200,000 fine for misleading farmers
Soft commodities

Former Murray Goulburn boss cops $200,000 fine for misleading farmers

Gary Helou will pay a fine and leave the industry for three years under a court deal.

  • by Mathew Dunckley
Food price warning as wheat crop plummets
Soft commodities

Food price warning as wheat crop plummets

A massive dive in the size of the winter wheat crop on the East Coast has prompted predictions of pressure on prices.

  • by Liam Phelan
Farmers can't be kept in dark over Graincorp bid, says deputy PM
Graincorp

Farmers can't be kept in dark over Graincorp bid, says deputy PM

Farmers say they could support the sale of Graincorp as long as the buyer provided long-term certainty and continued investment into rural communities.

  • by Cole Latimer
Australia cuts wheat harvest forecast to 10-year low on drought

Australia cuts wheat harvest forecast to 10-year low on drought

Australia has lowered its wheat production forecast by 11 per cent to the smallest in a decade amid a crippling drought across the country's east coast.

  • by Colin Packham
Graincorp bidders brush off transparency questions
Graincorp

Graincorp bidders brush off transparency questions

The bid comes at a time when Australia is facing one of its worst harvest seasons due to the long-term impact of a drought across the east coast.

  • by Cole Latimer