The Wee Waa District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep. These industries demand much support in terms of supplies, equipment, expert advice and labour provision. The interdependent relationships between farmers, graziers and business organizations provides the economic basis upon which the Wee Waa Community thrives.


Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal

Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal

Heath Aston Sydney Morning Herald June 5 2016

Fossil fuel giant Santos has submitted new plans to drill for coal seam gas in the heart of Australia's richest farming country, the Liverpool Plains - an area inside Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's hotly-contested seat of New England.

Documents lodged with the NSW Government show the Australian miner has set out a three-year program to explore for gas in "PEL 1", one of its most valuable "petroleum exploration license" areas.

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Farmers angered by plans of coal seam gas exploration in Liverpool Plains region

Farmers angered by plans of coal seam gas exploration in Liverpool Plains region

Monday 6 June 2016 RN Breakfast

Farmers on prime agricultural land in the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales have been angered by the plans of fossil fuel giant Santos to drill for coal seam gas in the area.

Documents obtained by the Wilderness Society of Newcastle show Santos intends to drill four CSG exploration wells on the Liverpool Plains.
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Declare war on cotton weeds: destroy crop residues.

Declare war on cotton weeds: destroy crop residues.

Cotton info May 2016

Did you know that the longer Helicoverpa are exposed to Bt toxins, the more likely they are to become resistant?

That's why it's a requirement that crop residues are destroyed as soon as practical after picking. Any cotton that survives, as either a volunteer or ratoon, not only poses a Bt resistance risk, but also acts as a host during winter for pests and diseases, like silverleaf whitefly and bunchy top disease. 
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Rain brings hope for crops and run off

Rain brings hope for crops and run off

Vanessa Binks, Daniel Pedersen June 2, 2016 The Land

RAIN fell across the state last week, which boosted farmers’ soil profiles and confidence for the season. 

Others are still desperately needing follow up rain to get dry sown crops established and potentially, a run-off event. 

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Photographers encouraged to think outside the square in cotton photo comp

Photographers encouraged to think outside the square in cotton photo comp

Media Release Cotton Australia 2 June, 2016

Photographers have three weeks left to submit unique and striking photos as part of the Faces of Australian Cotton photography competition.

 

“We encourage people to get snapping and really think outside the square to enter unique photos that showcase other aspects of the cotton industry and it’s great character,” says Cotton Australia General Manager, Michael Murray.

 

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