Research commitment to grow grains sector

The National Government announced $54.4 million towards grains research and development to grow and protect Western Australia’s biggest agricultural industry. WA Agriculture and Food Minister Mark Lewis said the investment to 2020 would enable a new Western Australian grains research and development model to be…

Communication key when working with backpackers

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With the Western Australian grain harvest underway, many seasonal workers, or backpackers, are assisting growers during this high-intensity period on the farming calendar. Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Western Regional Panel member Gemma Walker said attracting, training and retaining backpackers was a challenge that…