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

Wild dog battle rages

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.

Vic pollies not well known: poll

Vic pollies not well known: poll

WITH just over a month to go until the election, most Victorians still don’t know who the opposition leader is.

Gough Whitlam dead at 98

Gough Whitlam dead at 98

FORMER Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has died at age 98.

Farming vision unveiled

Ag Minister Barnaby Joyce in Gippsland

UPDATE: BARNABY Joyce says biosecurity remains “the greatest threat” to Australian agriculture.

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.

Boys arrested after police pursuit

Boys arrested after police pursuit

TWO teenagers have been arrested after leading police on two separate chases through northern Victoria.

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.

Hail flattens Wheatbelt crops

Wild weather Wheatbelt storm

HAIL and heavy rain has flattened some Wheabelt crops, causing thousands of dollars damage.

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.

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.

NZ dairy farmers go for barns

FEED efficiency drove Owen and Cathy Copinga to install a barn on their New Zealand dairy farm.

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.

TV attacks Parties resort to ad scare tactics

Liberal Party TV AD

VICTORIA’S political parties have revealed their campaign strategies with new ads to air on televisions from today.

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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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DAIRY DEAL

Do you support Chinese investment in local dairy farms?

Aussie help to lift China standards

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AUSTRALIA will export its agricultural expertise to help Chinese producers grow clean green food under a new alliance.

Dairy pool too small

Crole family, Simpson, dairy farmers

THE national dairy industry is “not sustainable” to service a growing domestic and export market.

Bale weights measured up

Wool store pic

MINIMUM wool bale weights will be under consideration again next week.

Camperdown, Oct 17: Price jitters

Camperdown, Oct 17: Price jitters

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

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.

Ballarat, Oct 17: Prices down

Ballarat, Oct 17: Prices down

PRICES at Ballarat were cheaper today with steers estimated by agents to be $50-70 easier.

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.

Last lawn bowl exclusion rolls away

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

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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.

Ian’s win in the willows

Ian Callen cricket bat maker

A DREAM to develop a sustainable cricket bat industry has proved a labour of love for Ian Callen.

Farming vision unveiled

Ag Minister Barnaby Joyce in Gippsland

UPDATE: BARNABY Joyce says biosecurity remains “the greatest threat” to Australian agriculture.

NZ dairy farmers go for barns

Owen Copinga, Isla Bank, Southland New Zealand

FEED efficiency drove Owen and Cathy Copinga to install a barn on their New Zealand dairy farm.

Tuppal’s nod to farming roots

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

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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.

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.

What to eat for breakfast

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

BREAKFAST can be a rushed affair during the week.

'Baa Baa Black Sheep' ban at kinders

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

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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.

'Cat poo coffee' poo-pooed

 Kopi Luwak coffee which is sourced from the droppings of the Civet cat in Indonesia, served at the Olio Mediterranean Brassi...

A RICHLY flavoured coffee brew made from cat poo has animal activists furious.

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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