Last Updated: November 21, 2014

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A day of harvest

HARVEST is agriculture’s busiest time of the year — and this year we are celebrating it.

ABC ‘won’t walk away’

APAL energy-saving orchard walks, Ardmona

UPDATE: ABC boss Mark Scott says he’s “not going to walk away” from emergency broadcasting.

Header sure to have wide appeal

Header sure to have wide appeal

THE first commercially available 60-foot header front is in service in western NSW and on its way to Victoria.

Poll puts Andrews in front

Andrews

DANIEL Andrews is on track to win the November 29 Victorian election, according to a new poll tipping a Labor majority of up to eight seats.

2014 Equitana Melbourne kicks off

2014 Equitana Melbourne kicks off

THE 2014 Equitana Melbourne kicked off yesterday in a jam-packed exhibition space.

JBS to buy Primo

australian ham week

MEAT processor JBS Australia is set to acquire smallgoods operator Primo Group.

Mice numbers rise

Millions of mice responsible for destruction of 470 acres of sorghun on Russell Hay and his father John's Taroom properties. ...

MICE numbers are rising steadily in the Victorian Mallee.

Labor slammed on city candidates

Logo - ALP Australian Labor Party political party.

LABOR has come under fire for standing city candidates in regional seats.

$27m grain compo package

$27m grain compo package

GRAINCORP has set aside $27 million to compensate ­customers for out-of-position grain stock.

$30m drought loans boost

Angus Beveridge

UPDATE: BATTLING western Victorian farmers are being urged to ‘get the ball rolling’ on drought assistance plans.

Business as usual at UDP

 Milk Quality Awards. Leeza McInnes on her dairy farm near Portland Dairy cows. Jersy cow. Milk.

THE United Dairy Power boss has assured suppliers of payment despite its parent company going into receivership.

Harvest Day ‘14

HARVEST is agriculture’s busiest time of the year — and this year we want to celebrate it.

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A young eye on the big picture

HAYDEN Hanratty has won a United Dairyfarmers of Victoria scholarship to travel to New Zealand next year.

Sheep a grape expectation

IF YOU drive past Ensay Winery, in East Gippsland, and see sheep eating the grapevines, don’t panic.

Rid your garden of aphids

APHIDS are the enemy of all gardeners — and plants — so be prepared to take action in spring and early summer.

Superfine industry turns to knitting

A NEW knitting yarn has been launched in the hope it will reinvigorate the superfine wool industry.

China deal can deliver the goods

China deal can deliver the goods

THE trade deal with China is the mother of all agricultural free-trade deals.

Greed was Timbercorp’s friend

NEWS: David and Celia Scott in the Timbercorp plantation.

THE accountant had a white board set up on a easel next to his desk.

Asian boom is calling

Asian boom is calling

FARMERS must seriously explore more highly valued products, writes ALAN OXLEY

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Timbercorp collapse Greed was Timbercorp’s friend

NEWS: David and Celia Scott in the Timbercorp plantation.

THE accountant had a white board set up on a easel next to his desk.

Taking care of business

Taking care of business

A GOOD head for sums and hard yakka help a traditional store thrive

Country schools need fixing

Rundown school pics

THERE are 230 government schools in rural and regional Victoria with deteriorating school buildings.

Horsham man’s You Tube plea

Horsham man’s You Tube plea

A HORSHAM local is urging his fellow constituents not to vote for the National Party at the Victorian election.

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Staheli West DewPoint 6110

See what Ryanag's Evan Ryan thinks about the Staheli West DewPoint 6110.

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Pykes Creek Reservoir

Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir

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CHINA FTA

Will the China trade deal be good for Australian farmers?

New era looms for levies

New era looms for levies

A LOOMING shake-up of the way livestock levies are administered has split the industry.

Grain-fed quota threatened

Grain-fed quota threatened

AUSTRALIA’S share of grain-fed beef exports to the European Union is under threat.

Time to open spill accounts

Irrigation Water. Mildura. Murray River

VICTORIAN irrigators want access to their banked water allocations after a busy start to the season.

Naracoorte, Nov 20: $208 top

Naracoorte, Nov 20: $208 top

STRONG demand drove first-cross ewe lamb prices to $208 at Naracoorte today.

Latest livestock sales

Colac store cattle sale, November 2014

THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Bendigo, Nov 14: Buyers cautious

Bendigo, Nov 14: Buyers cautious

THE well-known lines of joinable ewes still made good money at Bendigo today.

Header sure to have wide appeal

Header sure to have wide appeal

THE first commercially available 60-foot header front is in service in western NSW and on its way to Victoria.

Hay tools bail out local market

 Mg 2851 Krone Big Pack HD balers High Speed

SALES of new tractors in Victoria are bucking the trend with year-to-date unit sales up 7 per cent on this time last year.

New Holland powers forward

New Holland powers forward

NEW Holland will release the most powerful continuously variable transmission tractor in 2015.

East clubs discuss options

ELLINBANK and District League’s east division clubs are examining their options after a board of management meeting.

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2014 Equitana Melbourne kicks off

2014 Equitana Melbourne kicks off

THE 2014 Equitana Melbourne kicked off yesterday in a jam-packed exhibition space.

Boisdale-Briagolong move close

Boisdale Football Club

BOISDALE-BRIAGOLONG’S move to Football Netball East Gippsland is just one step away.

Casey Cardinia clubs split

Casey Cardinia clubs split

CASEY Cardinia FNL to go it alone under new name, South East Football.

Pauline ‘poison chalice’ for party

Pauline Hanson on the main street of Hahndorf ahead of her speaking engagement at the Old Mill tonight, invited by the Food P...

NORTHERN Territory One Nation president John Kearney wants Pauline Hanson to keep her hands off the party she founded.

Sheep a grape expectation

Gippsland trip

IF YOU drive past Ensay Winery, in East Gippsland, and see sheep eating the grapevines, don’t panic.

Cotton on to Morgan

AN OCEAN Grove illustrator has sewn up a deal with a global clothing brand.

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Rid your garden of aphids

 Gardening - Pot plant dilemmas for Jon Lamb's column. Aphids on a rose bud.

APHIDS are the enemy of all gardeners — and plants — so be prepared to take action in spring and early summer.

Growing your own food

 Cameron Lodge at Mt Macedon. garlic plant.

MY most successful vegetable garden was started in early summer — after most gardens had been sown.

The root of the problem

The root of the problem

IT STILL comes as a shock when I see lush, floppy carrot seedlings offered for sale at garden centres.

Chicken dinner

Chicken dinner

TRY this simple recipe for a delicious chicken dinner.

How to make lamb salad

CL Food

THERE’S no excuse for not including salad in your diet any time of the year.

Taste sensation in the pink

Taste sensation in the pink

A MURRAY River company is surfing a gastronomic wave by mining the river’s most feared ingredient, salt.

Old shed makes a trunk call

“I JUST need to take the weight off the old stumps for a bit. Ahh that’s better.”

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The Castle house for sale

PROPERTY: 'The Castle' house in Bonnie Doon.

NOW here’s a holiday house to put straight in the pool room.

Top dollar for a top tank

Top dollar for a top tank

THE “old livestock” just keep getting older.

Clean, green, no soil to be seen

Clean, green, no soil to be seen

BLIMEY, this could be the future of farming and it’s here now.

On safari in South Africa

On safari in South Africa

BEYOND its big game stars, South Africa delivers on many fronts, writes ROBYN JAMES

Cruise the rivers of Europe

Cruise the rivers of Europe

MARK the Anzac centenary with the tour of a lifetime on Europe’s rivers.

Penguins and breathtaking views

 RACV Inverloch Resort Picture: Supplied

NO matter how much you avert your gaze from the great blue expanse of ocean, it remains mesmerising.

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