Western Australia

Grain growers in Western Australia have enjoyed good rainfalls following dry seeding in many regions. Photo: Mark Saunders.

Rainfall turns cropping fortunes around in Western Australia

Winter cropping prospects in WA improve after recent rains.

19 June 2024

The WA Government has reportedly amended its tough new gun laws to allow firearms to be used across multiple licence categories. Credit: Auldist, Shutterstock.

WA Firearms Bill amended following public pressure

The Nationals WA claims the State Government has made some last-minute changes to the Firearms Bill.

17 May 2024

ALEC CEO, Mark Harvey-Sutton denounced the Government’s announcement of the package for the phase out of live sheep by sea as a disgrace. Credit: Tom Dawkins, ALEC.

Government sets live sheep export end date

Live sheep exports will end in 2028, with the ban to be legislated in this term of parliament.

13 May 2024

WA farmers can now apply for drought funding and find more support services on the WA Drought Response website. Credit: Mark Saunders.

WA Government launches drought response website and hotline

WA producers impacted by dry conditions now have easy access to information and funding for support.

10 May 2024

The WA Government will invest $26.2m in the state's biosecurity systems, including three million to manage the impact of feral deer and pigs. Credit: DPIRD.

WA biosecurity to receive $26.2m boost

The WA Government has committed $26.2m to bolstering the state's biosecurity.

02 May 2024

A petition raising concerns about WA's proposed new gun laws has attracted nearly 30,000 signatures. Credit: Sari ONeal, Shutterstock.

WA Firearms petition attracts almost 30,000 signatures

A petition seeking support for law-abiding firearm owners has over 29,000 signatures so far.

02 May 2024

WA Government shows support of live sheep export trade as dry conditions force farmers to offload stock. Credit: Mark Saunders.

ALEC applauds WA Government's live export support

WA Government requests live export trade period extension.

01 May 2024

WA producers impacted by drought can apply for State Government funding in May. Credit: Mark Saunders.

WA Government announces drought funding

WA farmers impacted by drought can apply for funding and interest-free loans next month.

29 April 2024


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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.


Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.


Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.


Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.


Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.