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Safe burning practices Western Australia

By Trent Trewarn on Mar 27, 2017 11:08:50 AM

As we are reaching the peak of paddock burning across the state, we thought it wise to recap a few best practice tips for burning. They might be obvious, but who knows they might be the gentle reminder some people need- especially after such a bountiful harvest the fuel load in some areas is much higher than normal.

Topics: Wheatbelt
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What every farmer needs to know about hiring backpackers.

By Tori Kopke on Feb 16, 2017 8:08:05 AM

We realise legislation is changing quickly surrounding backpackers and it can be a bit confusing to stay up to date. Use this information as a guide only, as you might need to seek professional advice. Under Fairwork your legal responsibilities for hiring backpackers are the same as employing any other person.

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9 Rural Industry Groups of Western Australia

By Tori Kopke on Feb 16, 2017 8:06:42 AM

There are a number of industry groups floating around the Wheatbelt for farmers and businesses. We thought it would be handy to put together a list of all the Wheatbelt industry groups we know of. We would love your input if there are any we missed!

  1. AgConnectWA- Previously WA YoungFarmers aims to connect young people in the agriculture industry across the region including Merredin, Esperance, Katanning, and Kalgoorlie. The aim is
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Floods of the Wheatbelt

By Tori Kopke on Feb 16, 2017 8:04:32 AM

As you may have noticed the first part of 2017 left the Wheatbelt of Western Australia thoroughly saturated. Unfortunately a few lives were lost in the terrible flooding. The havoc included ruined roads, major gutters in paddocks, destroyed dams, and left people throughout Ravensthorpe stranded. The damage toll continues to climb as Shires throughout the Wheatbelt, Goldfields, and Gascoyne are scrambling to repair roads and keep residents safe.

Topics: Wheatbelt
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Fun facts about No-Till Bill and Mia Davies

By Tori Kopke on Feb 16, 2017 8:03:58 AM

As you might know the state election is looming and the Wheatbelt is a hot area. The candidates campaigning for the area are No-Till Bill (Crabtree) and Mia Davies, both reputable and passionate about Wheatbelt issues. We have been doing some research and have uncovered some fun facts you may not know about these candidates!

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