Last Updated: January 30, 2015

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Wimmera veg growers smiling

IT HAD been the roughest season in 51 years at Bellellen Organics — until the summer rain fell.

Milk price drop

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PARMALAT has reduced its farmgate milk price this season for its Victorian and South Australian farmers.

Kearney calls for 417 visa overhaul

union protest

WORKING holiday visas could come under greater scrutiny after union leader Ged Kearney called for review.

Home school stats refuted

Home school stats refuted

DEPUTY Premier James Merlino has refuted claims thousands of children are being illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Sounds like a bad turn

Sounds like a bad turn

A NEW study has found links between wind farm infrasound and possible health concerns in Australia.

Cows slide as supplies flood in

Chopper dairy cows, Camperdown

COW prices at Victorian saleyards came off the boil last week, but the dip is only expected to be short-lived.

Home school farce

Hand Rasied in Classroom

SPECIAL REPORT: UP to 20,000 children are being ­illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Former UDV president angst

Free Trade

FORMER UDV president Tyran Jones has expressed “disappointment” at the way his presidency ended yesterday.

Parents want killer milk sold

Unpasturised Milk

A YOUNG boy died after drinking raw milk, but now a group of parents want the right to buy and drink the product.

‘Ban’ labour hire firms

NEWS Micro Party Photo Shoot

A NEWLY elected Upper House member said labour hire firms should be banned.

NSW deer numbers out of control

There are reports of large groups of feral deer in the Waite Conservation Reserve. The Adelaide Uni which runs the park fears...

PRESSURE for states to declare feral deer a pest species and adopt plans for control and eradication.

Twins all fired up

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.

Maeve’s ticket to rural medicine

MEDICAL student Maeve ­Barlow says a scholarship opened doors for her that she didn’t know were possible.

Clive seeks garden harmony

CLIVE Blazey has declared war on ugliness.

Grape way to start the day

WORKERS at Cofields Wines at Wahgunyah get cracking on the earliest harvest ever recorded.

Get strict on home schooling

Get strict on home schooling

THOUSANDS of illegally home schooled children have been neglected by successive state governments.

Protect the pickers

Overseas Workers

LAST week the employment watchdog reported it was taking a Tasmanian business to court.

Tap into Japan markets

Andrew Robb

FARMERS know better than most the importance of being alert to shifting local and global markets.

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Pollies rescue Lake Toolondo

NEWS: Farmer Greg McDonald at Toolondo Reservoir

LABOR lands new fans by rescuing Lake Toolondo, writes CHRIS McLENNAN

Creditors angry over feedlot’s bills

 FeaturesBCM07-11-2006 Fedding time!. Wagyu Cattle at the Rodgers Creek Feedlot (25km west of Warwick) which contains 50,000 ...

A FAMILY-RUN Wimmera feedlot has overdue debts totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

GRASS FOCUS Aaron nurses share market

Aaron nurses share market

ONE passionate South Gippsland dairy farmer reckons there’s no need to own land to become a success.

Cascade of quality flows

Cascade of quality flows

MICHAEL McCormack puts great store in knowing all he can about his herd.

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You could be paying too much for petrol

And what you can do about it

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Bingham's Midwest 60-foot harvester front

The MidWest Durus Premium 60-foot (18m) draper front owned by Bingham Harvesting has been at work in Bolac White wheat in Skipton, Victoria. The Weekly Times Justin Law caught up with Dan Bingham to find out how the worlds biggest header front was performing.

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Green light for hemp growth

pic of rockliff and hemp grower

TASMANIA’S  upbeat industrial hemp growers should learn today if they can start to plant the crop as a food product.

Kearney calls for 417 visa overhaul

union protest

WORKING holiday visas could come under greater scrutiny after union leader Ged Kearney called for review.

Wimmera veg growers smiling

Bellellen Organics

IT HAD been the roughest season in 51 years at Bellellen Organics — until the summer rain fell.

Naracoorte, Jan 29: Prices up

Naracoorte, Jan 29: Prices up

RISING two-year-old heifers, pregnancy-tested-in-calf, sold to a top of $1800 at a Naracoorte cattle sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Kyneton weaner calf sale

THIS week’s cattle and sheep livestock sale dates.

Wodonga, Jan 23: $1810 top

Wodonga female sale 23.1.2015

CATTLE producers showed their hand with selective bidding at day two of the female sale at Wodonga.

Hands-free without a hitch

Hands-free without a hitch

JOHN Deere’s fully automated three-point linkage connection system has earned it a SIMA Innovation Award.

Knapsack sprayer has your back

Bushfires

When it comes to knocking down small fire areas or blacking out after a fire’s gone through, a knapsack sprayer is just the ticket

Portable cooling beats heat

Portable cooling beats heat

SELECTA’S portable evaporative air conditioner an attractive option for the summer months.

Rhiann makes dad proud

RHIANN O’Donnell has been a fixture around the Mildura West Cricket Club since an early age.

Weekly Times Horse news

Connors quits VFL for country footy

VFL first preliminary final: Footscray v. Port Melbourne.

PORT Melbourne has lost its leading goalkicker and the VFL arguably its most talented, and unmistakably its most theatrical, player.

Clarke grabs World Cup double

 Shepparton World Cup qualifier. Tim Clarke In The World Cup Riding Caltango

TWENTY combin­ations came from all over Australia to compete at the inaugural Boneo Park World Cup.

Shetland has got the goods

Shetland has got the goods

THE show horses made for good viewing at the Royal Summer Horse Show’s saddle ­section.

Get strict on home schooling

Get strict on home schooling

THOUSANDS of illegally home schooled children have been neglected by successive state governments.

Home school stats refuted

Home school stats refuted

DEPUTY Premier James Merlino has refuted claims thousands of children are being illegally home schooled in Victoria.

Twins all fired up

GROWING up on a farm in Corryong, twins Kerryanne and Sally Reiners lived a girl’s own adventure.

Weekly Times Travel News

Answer is in the wind

 Protea growers Ian and Denise McLaverty's property Sancreed Flora, St Leonards. King protea.

SOME gardens I’ve come across were so windy many original shrubs and trees were blown out of the ground.

Taming tomato plants

Taming tomato plants

TOMATO plants tend to behave in weird ways, especially while in strong, active growth.

No need to gild the lily

 Lilium. Flower.

LILIUMS can be the most neglected plants in our gardens, but every year they will burst into bloom.

How to cook chicken fingers

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

FOR the sake of our health we don’t want to eat deep-fried food every day.

Candy’s banana cake

Global kitchen Pat Mulley

WHEN bananas get a little old they can make the perfect base for a moist, flavoursome cake.

Loving it in the raw

CL Jeremy Vincent Food

WHILE raw fish may seem to be a strange dinner choice, it is quite delicious when prepared properly.

Cheeky billboard turns heads

BACK Paddock loves a bit of witty graffiti.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

There’s Warragul and then there’s ...

Warrgul Other

AT BACK Paddock, we always assumed there was just one Warragul.

Blow me down if this isn’t a lean-to now

Blow me down if this isn’t a lean-to now

IF OLD sheds could be said to be political this one it seems, leans to the left. Even the dog kennels are in sympathy.

Yoga? Yep, I’ve got that licked too

Yoga? Yep, I’ve got that licked too

WHO said Jack Russells were all hyperactive rabbit-chasing hole diggers?

Live in the moment

Live in the moment

I WAS devastated when, less than a week into my grand European adventure, the unthinkable happened.

Gippsland Lakes a serene getaway

 The jetty at Lakes Entrance in the Gippsland region of Victoria. Escape travel Must credit Gavin Hansford, Tourism Victoria

HERE’S a quick mind teaser for you.

Go with the flow

 SEPTEMBER, 2004: Tourists travelling aboard hired houseboat named

HAVE a need for speed? Then a houseboat holiday is not for you.

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