Water Relief for Grass Patch

The Nationals WA agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa MLC has welcomed today’s announcement officially declaring water deficiency in Grass Patch.   Water deficiency was also declared in the Jerramungup North area, and water will begin to be carted to the two locations from tomorrow.   Mr de Grussa said he was relieved the farmers in…

Major supermarkets need to meet consumer egg-spectations

The Nationals WA have written to all major supermarket chains in WA seeking an explanation for the current egg shortage and requesting further information on supermarket pricing decisions and auditing and traceability processes. Agricultural spokesperson Colin de Grussa MLC said the letter was prompted following regular meetings with WA egg producers. “Egg producers are deeply…

Lacklustre Leadership Leaves DPIRD Staff Leaking Confidence

The Nationals WA have used the Parliament to call on the McGowan Labor Government to immediately take action in response to overwhelming job losses and rife mental health concerns plaguing the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). Agriculture spokesperson Colin de Grussa yesterday moved a motion regarding the significant adverse impact machinery of…

Labor not concerned by criminal animal activists

The McGowan Government has seemingly abandoned its pledge to prioritise legislation to deter animal activists from committing crimes against lawfully operating WA farms and businesses. Labor MP Darren West, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, confirmed the Government’s reprioritisation this week, stating: “it’s time to stop talking about vegans” and “vegans are nowhere…