Last Updated: October 31, 2014

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Barry sees sunny side to rough ride

ST ARNAUD hay grower Barry Batters wishes he had cut more cereal crops for hay this year.

Councils vow to fight gas

gas wells , drilling rigs , pipes and mining infrastructure, run by QGC ,as the area and people copes with the massive expans...

A GROWING number of rural and regional councils are pledging opposition to onshore gas in Victoria.

Video a positive look at live export

The announcement by Federal Government to halt live cattle export to Indonesia is going to have a negative impact on the Nort...

A NEW video showing the work Australia has done in the live export industry has been released at the Livex Forum.

Australia faces summer sizzler

Australia faces summer sizzler

DROUGHT conditions are likely to persist into summer in eastern Australia.

Drovers kicked off the long paddock

Drought Family

IT’S the last resort for farmers who can no longer afford to feed animals on their property.

Bid to wind up silo maker

Mallee Machinery Field Days.

ST ARNAUD silo manufacturer RK Macey looks set to be wound up.

Palmer saves climate policy deal

Clive Palmer with Greg Hunt

FEDERAL government’s $2.55 billion Direct Action climate policy will pass the Senate after a deal is struck with the Palmer United Party.

McGowan backs decentralisation

Question Time 2nd October

INDEPENDENT MP Cathy McGowan challenges government to create “serious policies” for regions.

Simon Crean named livestock chair

Simon Crean named livestock chair

FORMER Labor leader Simon Crean has been named the new chairman of the Australian Livestock Exporters Council.

Vic quits red gum logging trial

woodcutters

THE NSW Government may yet continue with controversial red gum thinning trials in ­national parks.

Stawell gold mining dream over

 Stawell Gold Mine. Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Wayne Rice on top of

THE dream of extending the life of gold mining at Stawell appears to be over.

AFL picks top girls for 2014-15

AFL VICTORIA’S TAC Youth Girls Academy squads have been announced.

Tight range for young ewes

BID early may be the best strategy as the feature sales of first-cross ewes ramp up in Victoria and South Australia.

Italians buy Reg’s best wool

EAST Gippsland wool grower Reg Tomkins was “pleased” with how his superfine wool clip sold.

Spring-sown wheat a winner

AN IDEA to grow wheat for 12 months may help growers in high-rainfall areas to capitalise on summer growth.

Review into country cricket

UPDATE: COUNTRY cricket in Victoria is about to go under the microscope.

Fighting for food names

Fighting for food names

COURTROOM battles over common food names might sound quirky, but they are having far-reaching consequences.

They’re off and chasing

Thinkstock generic image of hand voting, putting piece of white paper into ballot box.

MELBOURNE Cup Day marks the start of another important Victorian race, writes CIMARA DOUTRÉ

Lifeline needs procurement support

 9/02/2004. Staff at SPC Ardmona, Mooroopna Plant, the half peach inspection station. P37 9/02/2004. Staff at SPC Ardmona, Mo...

THE Government needs to match words with action, writes JAMES WAGSTAFF

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We may not be cooking with gas

We may not be cooking with gas

IS THE natural gas plan about to become a costly albatross?

Empowering the powerless

Gippsland trip

FROM the outside, it could be any shop in the main street of any rural town.

New trains for Victoria: Labor

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.

TWENTY additional V/Line carriages would be added to the Victorian network under a Labor Government.

$12m almond promise for Sunraysia

 Generic pics of Almond production line at Almondco in Renmark.

A RE-ELECTED Victorian Coalition Government has pledged to expand almond research at Irymple.

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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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FOOD POLICY

Should government's have an Australian-first food-buying policy?

Auctions take direct hit

Corowa sheep sale

LAMB pricing appears to have shifted in favour of direct selling this spring.

Almond growth continues to boom

 Almonds at Select Harvest's Euston processing plant. Nut. Almond.

THE global almond market is worth an estimated US$4.5 billion, according to the latest report from Select Harvests.

Almond efficiencies under spotlight

Almonds

AFTER three days and 30 speakers the 16th Australian Almond Conference in Adelaide has come to and end.

Kyneton, Oct 29: Steers firm

Kyneton, Oct 29: Steers firm

AGENTS worked hard to sell cattle at Kyneton’s store cattle sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Heyfield store cattle sale

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

Hay, Oct 24: Dispersal draws buyers

Hay, Oct 24: Dispersal draws buyers

WETHER prices improved and ewe values held their own at the Hay store sheep sale today.

John Deere 1025R a little ripper

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

SIMPLICITY and versatility are the main selling points for John Deere’s 1 Series sub-compact utility tractors.

Kuhn’s wide cut gets better

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

A NEW steel flail design is a highlight for Kuhn’s range of trailed mower conditioners.

Log on to build your own empire

Log on to build your own empire

IF TOO much farming is just not enough, you can farm on your computer with the Farming Simulator ser­ies.

Review into country cricket

UPDATE: COUNTRY cricket in Victoria is about to go under the microscope.

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AFL picks top girls for 2014-15

AFL picks top girls for 2014-15

AFL VICTORIA’S TAC Youth Girls Academy squads have been announced.

Henriksen to coach Vic Country

Henriksen to coach Vic Country

PAUL Henriksen is AFL Victoria’s new Vic Country Under 18 head coach for 2015.

NAB Challenge clash hurts cricket

 Cricket

FOOTBALL may once again keep Morwell Cricket Club off its home ground.

Fighting for food names

Fighting for food names

COURTROOM battles over common food names might sound quirky, but they are having far-reaching consequences.

How the west was won

How the west was won

THERE’S not much Clive Linnett hasn’t seen in his decades spent farming in remote western NSW.

Humour is a blowtorch

RUSSELL Petherbridge successfully crosses the gulf between sport and art.

Weekly Times Travel News

How to grow tomatoes

How to grow tomatoes

A LITTLE guile and preparation can make all the difference when putting in seedlings.

Grow the right pumpkins

 Greengrocer John van den Bosch mobile fruit and vegetable market, pumpkins for sale

THERE’S not much point growing a big crop of pumpkins if the varieties selected are poor keepers.

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.

How to cook roast lamb

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

YOU may have cooked lamb on many occasions but still find cooking a whole leg intimidating.

Heinz recalls canned beetroot

 03/05/2007: 03/05/2007: 21 Dec 2005 Golden Circle cannery - New equipment in the high speed packing plant PicBruce/Long conv...

HJ Heinz has recalled Golden Circle Beetroot Slices due to the potential for microbial growth.

Make your own chocolate bites

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

ALMONDS are one of the great assets of the kitchen, used in both sweet and savoury cooking.

Drouin shed growing old gracefully

BACK Paddock is on the lookout for the country’s wonkiest shed.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Beer battered fish

Beer battered fish

WHEN these genius Territorians had no way to cook their catch, beer came to the rescue.

Cow reaches new heights

Patty Hanson, Blosom

YOU could almost slap a saddle on this cow and enter her in the Melbourne Cup.

Dear Agnes: Receipt troubles

Dear Agnes: Receipt troubles

DEAR Agnes, I was looking for a receipt the other day for my toaster that broke down.

A road less travelled

Anglers Rest, Great Alpine Rd

SOME of Victoria’s finest scenery is on offer on the Great Alpine Road, writes SARAH HUDSON

Plumbing the depths

State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi. Ex-miner Lou Storti holds up a lump of coal.

AT FIRST, walking a steep path down into the earth’s crust does not feel so bad.

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.

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