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Hosted by Bridget Fitzgerald, the WA Country Hour - the country's finest hour

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An international agricultural student exchange scheme that was started by WA farmers and has been running for 31 years will cease next week after the Department of Immigration changed the special program visa rules Fruit and vegetable growers across Western Australia hope a new scheme to encourage Australians into the horticulture industry will...

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Farmers in the north eastern parts of the West Australian Wheatbelt have decided not to plant a crop this year due to the drought conditions, the Lancaster family says it was too much of a risk because they would have had too little germination A farming family in Beacon, 300 kilometres north east of Perth, have made the decision to downsize...

The mother of murdered British traveller Mia Ayliffe-Chung says Australia's "88 day" visa work scheme needs to be reformed so young people don’t find themselves in dangerous and potentially exploitative situations, but a spokesperson from Queensland farm group GrowCom says the tragic murder has nothing to do with visas for temporary workers...

The Grains Industry Association of Western Australia has downgraded its tonnage estimate for the coming harvest to between 10 to 12 million tonnes due to the lack of winter rainfall Toro Energy's Wiluna uranium project has moved a step closer to actually operating as a mine with environmental approval from the Federal Government, adding to...