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Western Australia Country Hour

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Hosted by Belinda Varischetti, the WA Country Hour - the country's finest hour

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A new oat variety that was marketed to farmers as a rolled oat variety has fallen short of milling standards for human consumption Farmers in the Ord Irrigation Scheme are looking to get more value from their annual chickpea harvest and hope to develop their own "ready-to-eat" chickpea products like chickpea chips and pasta West Australian...

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Western Australia's new agriculture minister goes into bat for the state's grain farmers to secure a bigger share of GRDC funding. Bench-marketing research shows Australian grain farmers are doing OK compared to growers in other countries. Central Queensland farmers come to terms with losing flood damaged summer crops worth millions of dollars....

Miner Rio Tinto says it does not accept a claim by the Australian Tax Office that it owes almost half a billion dollars in unpaid taxes The value of the West Australian resources sector has picked up for the first time in three years, with iron ore and gold are driving the lift The Australian Wildlife Conservancy will sublease 20 per cent of...

Wool brokers say that the national wool market took a "savage" drop this week, but it was relatively insignificant because prices have been at record highs The Victorian Government is standing by its decision to require all produce from WA to be fumigated before crossing its borders, despite concerns from the West Australian Department of...