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Country Hour for Wednesday 22 February 2017

Country Hour for Wednesday 22 February 2017



Changing global dietary trends are working for and against Western Australian farmers.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Michael Growder thinks Australia's free trade agreements with Korea, Japan and China are delivering direct benefits to our farmers.

Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce rejects claims Australia's biosecurity systems are failing - he thinks the Government responded quickly and appropriately to the outbreak of white spot disease in Queensland prawns.

Australia prepares to grow and process medicinal cannabis but are there opportunities for WA farmers?

Lots of 'ifs' and no definite time frame for the Liberals fresh election commitment to build a new $110 million live export facility at Kwinana in Western Australia.

New Zealand scientists think Australia's potato industry will be happy with a new portable diagnostic tool they say will be able to quickly detect the devastating Zebra Chip disease.

Karratha's mayor Peter Long plans to support renewable