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Country Hour for Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Country Hour for Wednesday 16 August, 2017



Special broadcast from Parliament House for the ABC Rural and Kondinin Group Farmer of the Year Awards where Victorian salad leaf grower Andrew Bulmer has been names as the Farmer of the Year

A bee shortage could stifle Western Australia's evolving avocado industry, which is on the verge of catching up to Queensland as the largest avocado growing state, because there are not enough bee keepers working as commercial pollinators to sustain industry growth

In remote bushland to the north of Kununurra State Government researchers are investigating groundwater, in the hope of unlocking 30,000 hectares of land for irrigated agriculture, which would be close to twice as large as the Ord Irrigation Scheme

WA Mines Minister Bill Johnston told Parliament yesterday he was working on a plan to help find displaced workers from the closing Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine new jobs

Nickel prices have risen by 25 per cent in the past month, which is not quite enough for some miners to start making money,