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Canola growers in Western Australia have received a refund exceeding $600,000 following successful claims that their consumer rights were breached due to widespread pre-harvest crop deaths. The farmers faced significant losses despite planting herbicide-resistant seeds, prompting them to seek redress.

With the assistance of the Department of Consumer Protection, a settlement was reached after negotiations with the seed company. This outcome highlights the protections offered under Australian Consumer Law for faulty seed purchases. The incident has provided valuable lessons for farmers on the importance of seed testing and awareness of consumer rights.


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Article Title: Farmers win $600k payout under Australian consumer law after canola seeds died before harvest
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