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Ord Valley pulse growers have received a boost with the State Government investing $441,000 in a new project to increase production and introduce processing in the region.

Source – Rourke Walsh – The Kimberley Echo August 6th 2016

Pulses including chickpeas are already grown in the Ord, accounting for about 10 per cent of food crop production while also acting as an important break crop for the area.

However, Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder said the Ord Pulses Project with other research by the Ord River District Co-operative and growers, aimed to increase production fivefold over the next five years.

 

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