Cropping

Spot the disease

Season 2017 is producing mixed fortunes in terms of canola diseases for growers in the southern cropping region.. While the risk of blackleg disease has reduced with the lack of consistent rainfall in many parts of the region, there has been an

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
News

Concession on fire reform bill

Victoria’s controversial fire service reforms could be amended after Premier Daniel Andrews agreed to work with concerned crossbenchers.. The bill has stalled in the upper house, with the Andrews Labor Government unable to get crossbench support

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Dairy

Lucy almost lost in La La land

Where did you get Lucy?. Kate: There were two kelpie-blue heeler dogs out at a Byrneside property looking for rehoming. They were at a large western horse training facility that could no longer accommodate dogs. As soon as I met her it was meant to

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Water

Rubicon expands into China

The announcement of a new joint venture agreement in China is the latest development in a string of expansions pursued by Rubicon Water.. After the Chinese deal was signed, Rubicon chief executive Bruce Rodgerson left for India, where he met with

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Geoff Adams
Jun 27 2017
Water

Million-dollar water...

Irrigation technology developed in northern Victoria will be a key part of a new $200million deal between Rubicon Water and a Chinese province.. Under the joint venture agreement, equipment and technology built in Shepparton will be exported to

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Geoff Adams
Jun 27 2017
News

Paraded in the ring

It was the year that Australia’s biggest reservoir, Lake Eucumbene, was completed, the Menzies Government won a fifth term in office and Baystone won the Melbourne Cup, but 1958 was also the first time regional winners met in Melbourne for the

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Rodney Woods
Jun 27 2017
Dairy

Milk flows at Stanhope...

Stanhope’s new state-of-the-art cheese plant is a step closer to making cheese after the first milk flowed through the lines.. The milk, collected from northern Victorian farms, will be made into cheese destined for the domestic and global

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Water

Basin plan criticised

Both the federal agriculture minister and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s chief executive officer say the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is on track to succeed, despite warnings it is set to fail.. Federal Agriculture Minister and Deputy Prime

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Rodney Woods
Jun 27 2017
News

China not the enemy

A former Victorian premier fears anti-foreign investment sentiment in Australia could compromise future economic prosperity and cost opportunities with China.. John Brumby is the national president of the Australia China Business Council, which is

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Shepparton News
Jun 26 2017
Viticulture

Dry spell and warm days continue

The long spell of dry weather and above normal warmth each day has continued last week and is expected to continue up to near the end of the month in our regions. However, there are signs of a change approaching. Perth last Thursday 22nd , received

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Peter Nelson
Jun 26 2017
Water

Report points to plan...

The release of a new report on the impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on Murray irrigators is aimed at drawing attention to the loss of water to agriculture.. Representing the Southern Riverina Irrigators, Shelley Scoullar was part of a small

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Shepparton News
Jun 26 2017
Cropping

Growers can get updated

The Grains Research and Development Corporation will host a farm business update at the Yarrawonga-Mulwala Golf Club later this month.. The update, to be held on Wednesday, June 28, will cover a range of topics including information on: interest

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Shepparton News
Jun 25 2017
News

Curiosity satisfied at...

On a sprawling 1100ha mixed farming property just outside Tocumwal, a curious mix of animals comes together at the Old Woperana Animal Nursery.. While the weekdays are spent shearing sheep, growing crops and raising beef cattle, Maryanne Ryan and

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Alana Christe...
Jun 25 2017
Water

Water inquiry will go ahead

Northern Victorians will finally have the chance to put their concerns about environmental watering on the record in a new parliamentary inquiry.. State Member for Northern Victoria Luke O’Sullivan directly referred the inquiry to the Environment

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Shepparton News
Jun 24 2017
Cropping

VFF wants new rates

The VFF has called on the Andrews Government to scrap rates on farm land in a bid to fix what it says is an unfair council rating system that discriminates against primary producers.. The farmer group is urging a five-year transition from the

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Shepparton News
Jun 24 2017
News

Feedback wanted

The Andrews Government is urging Victorians to provide feedback on the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds, which aims to improve animal welfare.. Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said animal welfare was a top priority

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Shepparton News
Jun 24 2017
Cropping

Harvesting technology

The value of data, how to capture the benefits of data and how it can be shared down the value chain were the dominant themes at the Harvesting the Benefits of Digital Agriculture Conference, hosted by the Australian Farm Institute.. The conference

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Shepparton News
Jun 23 2017
News

Loan changes

The Federal Government is promising better support for Australian farmers under proposed new laws to streamline the rollout of loans and programs.. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce last Wednesday introduced to parliament a bill to establish the

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Shepparton News
Jun 23 2017
News

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Jun 23 2017
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