Last Updated: October 21, 2014

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Tuppal’s nod to farming roots

THOUSANDS flocked to the inaugural Tuppal Food and Fibre Festival at the weekend.

Wild dog battle rages

 Brinkworth shooter Shaun Mills and one nights fox catch strung on the barbed wire fence. Although there is a build-up of fox...

THE Coalition will invest $4 million into aerial baiting of wild dogs throughout the next term of Government.

Farm groups urged to unite

 Brent Finlay, National Farmers' Federation President.

STATE farming organisations could be merged under a radical plan to unify agricultural representation.

Welfare with that, thanks

Welfare with that, thanks

MCDONALD’S says customers demanding transparency in the supply chain are changing the industry.

Focus on nearest neighbour

Kraft Foods Asia Pacific Agriculture Director Simon Talbot who spoke at An East Gippsland Food Cluster event in Bairnsdale

FARMERS should look to Indonesia as the next golden opportunity, new NFF boss Simon Talbot says.

China FTA must deliver: Shorten

Bill Shorten

LABOR leader Bill Shorten says any free trade deal with China must deliver on agriculture.

Votes ‘in the wind’ for Labor

Votes ‘in the wind’ for Labor

LABOR hopes its stance on wind energy will help win a key rural battleground at next month’s election.

Gough Whitlam dead at 98

Gough Whitlam dead at 98

FORMER Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died at age 98.

Fire fears as SA heats up

Fire fears as SA heats up

TOTAL fire bans have declared across much of South Australia today, with temperatures to hit 40C.

Green Paper’s cool reception

Opposition Agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon and Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce pictured at The Global Food Forum in S...

LABOR says Barnaby Joyce’s future plan for agricultural is full of problems but light on solutions.

Safeguarding waterways a must

 Mt Gambier's Blue Lakes water levels are dropping.Mt Gambier's Blue Lakes water levels are dropping. Aquifer Tours owner and...

MINING and agriculture can only coexist if the health of aquifers and waterways can be safeguarded.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

A fine field day for Merino studs

THERE was strong inquiry for rams at the Southern Victorian Merino Field Day on Friday.

Skipton celebrates 175 years

SKIPTON’s wool growing community has plenty to celebrate this year.

Eye on Equitana

DRESSAGE riders made the most of the weekend with competitions at Boneo Park and Werribee Park.

Macedon’s art oasis

IT’S the ultimate events calendar for any culture vulture.

CSG website may prove a pitfall

CSG website may prove a pitfall

LAUNCHING a website that allows landholders to search what mining licences surround their property is welcome news.

Move only if it’s right

Move only if it’s right

IT SHOULD be up to industry, not government, where R&D bodies are based, writes ROB HARRIS

Canberra unmoved on centralisation

Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.

GET out of town was the cry of federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce last week.

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The age of anxiety is upon us

The age of anxiety is upon us

EARLIER last month was women’s health week and I missed it!

Bird’s-eye view an appealing sight

Bird’s-eye view an appealing sight

A TRACTOR pulls a potato harvester at the Lupini Farm along Route 339 in Mifflinville, Pennsylvania.

Promises, promises Pollies roll out pork barrel to win votes

Premier health budget tour

VOTERS in marginal seats are being showered with promises in the lead-up to November 29’s Victorian election.

Wild dog battle rages

 Brinkworth shooter Shaun Mills and one nights fox catch strung on the barbed wire fence. Although there is a build-up of fox...

THE Coalition will invest $4 million into aerial baiting of wild dogs throughout the next term of Government.

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Pykes Creek Reservoir

Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir

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Alpine snow dump

A cold wintry blast has blanketed the Alps with residents of Falls Creek waking to around 10cm of fresh snow. Temperatures plummeted to mid winter levels at minus 3.7C. Further snow flurries are expected tomorrow. Locals revelled in snow play today at the Alpine Village

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DAIRY DEAL

Do you support Chinese investment in local dairy farms?

Brazil to beef up feedlots

 Almost all of Brazil's 180 million-head beef herd are grass fed cattle.

BRAZIL will step up its beef production during the next 10 years.

Poppy processor quits Tasmania

Flowering poppy crops at Wesley Vale, east of Devonport, in northern Tasmania. Crops are used for opium production.

TASMANIAN poppy processing company TPI Enterprises will relocate its manufacturing base to Victoria.

Citrus growers to vote on levy

Citrus growers to vote on levy

AUSTRALIAN citrus growers will head to the polls next week to decide on the level of levy investment in their industry.

Camperdown, Oct 17: Price jitters

Camperdown, Oct 17: Price jitters

SEASON and farmgate milk price jitters affected buyers’ confidence at Camperdown today.

Latest livestock sales

Heyfield store cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Wycheproof, Oct 17: Strong buying

Wycheproof, Oct 17: Strong buying

DRY conditions weakened restocker appetite for sheep last week at the sale of 11,000 sheep at Wycheproof.

Fendt delivers quality

Fendt delivers quality

FENDT has released six new 700 Series Vario tractors into Australia.

Silvan sprayer a big fan for fruit

Silvan sprayer a big fan for fruit

SILVAN Australia has just released the new G2E trailed 4000-litre sprayer.

Gear still cheap as dollar shifts

Gear still cheap as dollar shifts

ANY downward movement in the exchange rate will leave most primary producers are cheering from the paddocks.

Female jockey hurt at Wyong

A FEMALE jockey has suffered severe chest injuries after falling from her horse at Wyong Racetrack.

Weekly Times Horse news

Grand vision for soccer

Regional Achievers - Mark Judd

AS the siren sounded on his soccer career, Mark Judd vowed to improve the game’s presence in Gippsland.

Racing in shock over second death

Ben Hook pic - jockeys Kate Brooks and Caitlin Forest at Morphettville Apprentice Academy

THE racing industry is reeling following the death of a second female jockey in two days.

Last lawn bowl exclusion rolls away

LAWNBOWLSGENDER

AFTER a long-held legal exemption expired, women can now play club pennant lawn bowls on Saturdays in South Australia.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

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A spring in their step

A spring in their step

SOMETIMES even the most hardy of flowering performers need a good feed to lift their spirits.

Spuds with little effort

Spuds with little effort

AFTER almost four months away from our vegetable patch I returned to be confronted by giant weeds.

Open Gardens’ last stand

 Neil Robertson, former CEO of Open Gardens Australia. NB This is a Fairfax photo so only use as a tight headshot Picture: Su...

FOR 27 years Open Gardens Australia has been showcasing beautiful properties around the nation.

Australian pancake recipe goes viral

Australian pancake recipe goes viral

AN AUSSIE pancake recipe has gone viral in the most unexpected way.

Make your own tahini

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

TAHINI, or sesame seed paste, is a staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking.

Bake it to make it

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

RICOTTA is an Italian curd cheese. Made from whey, it is traditionally a byproduct of making cheeses such as mozzarella.

Ready, set ... goat

THERE will be plenty of goats to spot in the town of Bullarto on Sunday.

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'Baa Baa Black Sheep' ban at kinders

 Baby black sheep at Moolap.

BAA, Baa, Black Sheep has been banned at some Victorian kindergartens over the racial connotations of “black”.

No more Peppa

No more Peppa

HOW’s this for some bureaucratic overkill?

Vets show off in Full Monty calendar

Vets show off calves and more in Full Monty calendar

THE white coats are off for these student vets who have made a nude calendar.

San Fran just made for kids

Supplied Travel FW: Pic # 1 Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the lookout at the Marin Headlands

FINDING family-friendly activities in big cities isn’t always easy, but San Fran is full of them.

Return to the Blue Mountains

Harry Karavias

TRAVELLERS are encouraged to return to the Blue Mountains, as the region recovers from bushfires.

A land of contrasts

A land of contrasts

IT is the world’s most populous nation, and home to villages that haven’t changed in hundreds of years.

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