Last Updated: August 28, 2014

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‘Missing out’ on big hemp industry

REGIONAL Victoria is missing out on hemp seed trade due to a ban on sales for human consumption, advocates say.

Farmer fire fighting force

Farmer fire fighting force

FARMERS and landholders would be equipped to quell bushfires under a bold plan.

SA dairy arm back on the team

Dairy cows. Picture by Thinkstock.

SOUTH Australia’s dairy lobby group has returned to the national organisation Australian Dairy Farmers.

Escapees prove costly

 A 3ha paddock has been cleared and fenced for livestock or cash crops at the vineyard at Edey Road, Karadoc. Property

FARMERS are risking prosecution and hefty fines for escaped livestock due to poor fencing.

We’re all getting ‘fracked’

 NEWS.COM SPECIAL - Victorian DLP Senator John Madigan with the 750-piece Australian-made crockery set which is still gatheri...

KEY crossbench senator John Madigan urges government to focus on “ordinary” Australians.

Grim rain outlook


THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued grim rainfall outlook for Victoria.

Russell’s new role a big hit

Seven Creeks Bakery Shepparton

FORMER Merrigum dairy farmer and orchardist Russell Speed is still hesitant making cappuccinos.

Salinity on rise

 Leafless dead trees and salinity at floodplain at Bookpurnong, River Murray, South Australia 30 May 2002.

SALINITY is again threatening some of Australia’s most productive farmland.

Trio’s 900-sheep cancer pledge

Trio’s 900-sheep cancer pledge

THREE brothers are attempting to shear 300 Merino ewes each today near Bridgewater.

Shaun the sheep gets clipped

SHAUN the sheep has had his first ever haircut at the ripe old aged of six.

Foreign investment pitch

FARMERS are being urged to change their attitudes towards foreign ownerships of Australian farmland and agribusiness.

Iseki’s power bloom

SIETZA Baas looked for a replacement for his old Kubota and chose an Iseki TG5470 compact utility.

Golden fields in full bloom

THE paddocks near Heathcote are golden with canola crops in full bloom.

John’s found the plot

LESS than two decades ago this 21ha Yarra Valley property was a neglected trotting stud.

Deal with China or we perish

Deal with China or we perish

WHY has it come to this?

All foreign to the Nats

ALP State Conference - Penny Wong

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are equal to the world’s best.

An urge to burn, but not to learn

An urge to burn, but not to learn

BIGGER fuel reduction burns won’t save more lives, writes PHIL INGAMELLS

Editor's Choice

MG suppliers in share deal plan

Puppies With the Walker Family

THE cost of purchasing Murray Goulburn shares for a supplier could be determined by a sliding scale.

That's a lot of jumpers

That’s a lot of jumpers

A MERINO sheep has been found wandering around a tree plantation in Tasmania carrying a 25kg fleece.

National weather

The New 'It' Drink Is... Camel Milk??

Step aside, goat's milk. A new milk option is available for the U.S. consumer... and it's camel's milk. Charles Passy joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero for a taste test. Photo: Videoblocks


Secrets of a Great Steak

Ever wonder why steakhouse steaks are so tastyand costly? WSJs Tanya Rivero takes you behind the curtain at NYY Steak Midtown, where Chef Alex Garcia reveals his secrets. From the meat, to the cut, to the dry aging and the prep, well show you what it takes to make amazing steaks.



Do you have confidence in the Government's China FTA negotiations?

Farmers’ China FTA fight

Farmers’ China FTA fight

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are launching a campaign to win support for a free-trade deal with China.

SA dairy arm back on the team

Dairy cows. Picture by Thinkstock.

SOUTH Australia’s dairy lobby group has returned to the national organisation Australian Dairy Farmers.

Little town blocking miners

Miners v Farmers

A NSW Hunter Valley town says it will be wiped out after a Chinese firm won conditional approval to build an open-cut coal mine there.

Hay, Aug 27: Heading south

Hay cattle sale

CATTLE went south from Hay’s store market today as the divide in the season played its hand.

Latest livestock sales

 First-cross ewes sold to $183 at last week's special store sheep sale at Wycheproof.

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

Bairnsdale, Aug 22: 1200 yarded

Hamilton store cattle sale, Feb. major vendor Pete Delany, Murroa East sold 75 steers. A pen of 16 Angus steers, Weeran blood...

PRICES for Angus steers were solid at Bairnsdale today where medium weights reached 200c/kg.

Peace of mind with VDO system

Peace of mind with VDO system

THE ABILITY to see everything around a big machine can provide peace of mind for the oper­ator.

On-farm storage solution

On-farm storage solution

VICTORIAN grain growers are casting new shadows on their farms with silo installations.

Best in Claas to go on show

Best in Claas to go on show

THE Claas Electronic Machine Optimisation System will be featured at upcoming machinery field days.

Cats say points a problem

LINDENOW Football Club will call for the East Gippsland league’s player points system to be scrapped at season’s end.

Weekly Times Horse news

Hanna best of Aussies at WEG

Maree Tomkinson

AUSTRALIA’S dressage riders scored well in their World Equestrian Games tests in France on Monday and Tuesday.

Crib Point holds off rich rivals

Nepean league footy - Crib Point v Pearcedale

CRIB Point president Darren Adams says the club’s moneyball strategy could ­topple its cashed-up rivals.

Former juniors lift Buln Buln

Buln Buln Football Club

PRESEASON optimism doesn’t always translate into performance, but Buln Buln Football Club has risen to the challenge.

Steve bends the rules

THERE was no crisis or yearning for a creative outlet that triggered Steve Tobin’s career change.

Weekly Times Travel News

Welcome a frog in your pond

Roaming Reptiles

IF you haven’t even seen any frogs in your garden lately, start worrying.

Get passion in spades

Get passion in spades

IF you want to learn quickly how to grow vegetables, get yourself a passionate teacher.

Brawn and beauty camellias

Camellia Festival

ONE day there was a massive, healthy camellia in bloom, then fire came.

Asparagus season closes in

Food Pics

ASPARAGUS comes into its own during the spring-summer months.

Koutsantonis rallies behind Beer

Food Manufacturing

SOUTH Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has come to Maggie Beer’s support.

Fix up the leek

Food Pics

EVERYONE has probably heard of the soup resulting in the combination of leek and potato.

Want to get Hors Piste?

IS this a rare case of honesty in advertising (above)?

Weekly Times Back Paddock

A pub with no... food?

A pub with no... food?

BAD luck if you were hungry and in need of a meal at the Lake Boga pub last week.

Golden Steph gains support

Golden Steph gains support

GOOD to equal opportunity working well in the Victorian Nationals team.

Some dogs refuse to share

Some dogs refuse to share

MOST pooches love a sleeping partner and they’re not fussy if it’s another dog or a cat. Except this one.

Down town to funky town

 Castlemaine. Theatre Royal

CASTLEMAINE rocks. And that’s not a reference to the renowned sweet candy — Castlemaine Rock.

Foodies all about travelling

Lamb and wine adventure- Four farmers' follies

IT was while Gippsland farmers Paul and Jenny O’Sullivan were in Europe the idea dawned on them.

A haven of calm at Narbethong

 Saladin Lodge, Kim Rycroft, Narbethong Picture: Supplied

KIM Rycroft proudly shows off Saladin Lodge, built after Black Saturday bushfires.

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