Packed room for Ray’s recognition

The room was packed with friends, family, Royal Agriculture Society of WA dignitaries and even WA Governor Kim Beazley when Darkan farmer Ray Harrington was inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The pioneering agricultural inventor, whose machines are in day-to-day use across Australia, was awarded one of …

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Early start on varieties | The West Australian

WA’s National Variety Trials program is off to an early start, with all wheat crops seeded as part of “early break” trials emerging in April. The Grains Research and Development Corporation NVT trials hope to provide wheat growers with information about which varieties perform best for yield, grain quality and …

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Darkan agriculture inventor honoured | The West Australian

A pioneering agricultural inventor, whose machines are in day-to-day use across Australia, has been awarded one of WA farming’s highest honours — an induction into the Agricultural Hall of Fame. Ray Harrington, 72, is probably Australia’s most prolific and versatile inventor of farm machinery, almost all of which is in …

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Prison popular penalty for Vic gun crime

More criminals are being sentenced for gun crime in Victoria and they are increasingly going to jail, a new report shows. A 34 per cent jump in sentences for gun crime was recorded in the five years to June 2017, going from 2375 to 3191, the Sentencing Advisory Council revealed …

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