The net value of farm production is forecast to fall by 7.6 per cent to $3.3 billion in 1999-2000 according to the latest issue of Australian Commo-dities – Forecasts and Issues, released by the Australian Bureau of Agri-culture and Resource economics.
WA AGRIBUSINESS Rural Traders Com-pany will merge with Peters & Brownes Foods Limited. The deal involves a $20 million transaction to be paid by the issue of 17.9 million shares in RTC Agribusiness and a payment of about $2.5 million cash.
AD AGENCY JDA has won the first Lion to be awarded to a WA agency at the 1999 Cannes International Advertising Awards. The Keep Australia Beautiful Coun-cil commercial, featuring the devastating effect litter has on wildlife, won a bronze Lion.