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Hosted by Belinda Varischetti, the presenter of the Western Australian Country Hour, the country's finest hour

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Hosted by Belinda Varischetti, the presenter of the Western Australian Country Hour, the country's finest hour

    Western Australia Country Hour

    Western Australia Country Hour

    One of the biggest players in WA's fruit and vegetable industry, the Galati Group, has warned the price of fresh food is about to skyrocket as the competition for labour intensifies and companies are forced to pay higher wages.

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    Western Australia Country Hour

    Western Australia Country Hour

    The state water minister says WA will not be signing-up to the Federal Government's farm water rebate scheme extension, which will only flow to the state's who match the contribution dollar for dollar. Dave Kelly says WA has already committed millions of dollars to regional water infrastructure and he wants the federal government to recognise that contribution and allow the funds to flow to WA farmers.

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    Western Australia Country Hour

    Western Australia Country Hour

    The Australian Livestock Exporters Council is calling for national consistency at Australian ports. This follows an outbreak of COVID-19 on board the livestock carrier, the MV Al Messilah, currently docked at the Port of Fremantle with at least 25 of the 52 crew on board testing positive to the disease.

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    Western Australia Country Hour

    Western Australia Country Hour

    WA meat processor Beaufort River Meats said the contrast between this year's export market trading conditions and last year, couldn't be more different. Last season, China was buying meat like it was going out of fashion, and today while the demand for protein remains high, China is not prepared to pay for it, and prices to that market have dropped about 20 per cent. On top of that the processors are having to pay more for the livestock.

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    Western Australia Country Hour

    Western Australia Country Hour

    The body representing the state's commercial fishing industry has called for a range of premium fish caught recreationally to be recorded and reported, even if they're released.

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    Western Australia Country Hour

    Western Australia Country Hour

    In a major development for the WA horticulture sector, concerned about not having enough workers to get the harvest done this season, the WA government will now allow farmers to have access to the Federal Government's seasonal worker program and the Pacific Labour Scheme.

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