Weekend rain has saved the cropping season for some growers in WA's northern agricultural region, Cadoux farmer Shaun Kalajzic has not had rain for five weeks and says it will make a 'huge difference'

Agronomist Simon Teakle says the dry conditions this year are quite similar to the low rainfall in 2002, but he says farm productivity has improved markedly in the past 15 years

Environmental groups have launched a campaign against a proposed irrigation development on Gogo Station in the Kimberley, claiming the project could do irreversible damage to the Fitzroy River

A study by the Australian National University identifying possible sites for pumped hydro energy systems could open up some opportunities for farmers, there were 22,000 nationally and 3,800 sites in WA

South African shrub Lebeckia, which thrives on sandy, infertile soils, could be made commercially available to farmers within two years as a grazing crop

Numbers were up at this year's Barra Bash on the Ord River in the Kimberley this year and Rural Reporter Matt Brann spoke to many competitors, but failed to catch anything himself!