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Country Hour for Thursday 21 September, 2017

Country Hour for Thursday 21 September, 2017



The Federal Government has announced a number of changes to the Seasonal Worker Programme to be phased in from July next year, including a multi-entry visa and greater flexibility in the granting of visas

The director of a Kununurra based labour hire company says he does not think the changes to visa requirements will make the program any cheaper for farmers, but he thinks it will be less cumbersome for companies to adopt the scheme

Australia's largest carrot producer, Kalfresh, based in Queensland, is giving away carrots for free during what it describes as a glut

West Australian carrot exporter Joe Castro says he too is experiencing a glut after near perfect growing conditions this year, and he says there has also been less demand from his biggest market, the United Arab Emirates

The manager for Kimberley Agricultural Investment, the company developing Stage 2 of the Ord Irrigation Scheme, has received a Nuffield Scholarship to study cotton

Australian researchers have made a bre