UPDATE: AGRICULTURAL enrolments are up at universities across the country.
PRIMO Group’s $1.45 billion takeover by global food giant JBS has been rubberstamped by Treasurer Joe Hockey.
UPDATE: FARMERS across most of western and north-western Victoria are facing a grim situation.
THE Government wants to create a clearer definition of agribusiness after it confirmed new laws surrounding foreign acquisitions.
HAMILTON is a city divided when it comes to country patients accessing travel assistance to visit medical specialists.
THE search to find a new face for The Nationals in Gippsland South has stepped up this week.
THE Baird government will announce a Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound industry scandal.
MORE koalas could be killed near the Great Ocean Road after the Victorian government did not rule out another cull.
UPDATE: THE Victorian Opposition wants the Government to come clean over the Energy for the Regions program.
UPDATE: SPC has moved ahead of the current labelling debate by unveiling its new look through social media.
CARON and Peter Fraser have every right to be disenchanted with hazelnut farming.
A COMMITTEE of farmers will be brought on board to help Dookie Farm become an industry-leading operation.
A GROUP of high school students hiking on the East Gippsland coast last week got the surprise of their lives.
WESTERN District rural merchandiser Peter Gorst had high business morals and expected others to have the same.
TWO new tests to help identify and control liver fluke in cattle have been used with success.
PUMPING cheap Bass Strait gas into country towns and cities has been a government plan for 20 years.
IF THE National Party isn’t already worried about the Gippsland South by-election, it should be.
THE loss of a community school is the most heartbreaking, soul destroying and devastating blow.
The Wimmera Machinery Field Days showcased a huge range of equipment.40
Blade shearing demonstrations proved popular at the Loddon Valley Stud Merino Field Days.13
Southwest Victorian dairy farmers Brad and Becc Couch have been named The Weekly Times Coles 2014 Farmer of the Year.28
Destruction of her work led prop maker, Olivia O’Connor, to discover a more fulfilling trade, making rocking horses.11
A HEATWAVE is searing western Queensland and Birdsville is a chance of smashing the record for its hottest ever March day.
Climate change Proof Australia is getting hotter
THERE’S no point in denying it: Australia is getting hotter, and it’s not going to stop. And here’s the proof.
A NEED for a stronger message has driven Meat and Livestock Australia’s new beef marketing campaign.
PERTH businessman Nick Tana is threatening to sue if his application to enter the highly regulated potato market is rejected.
THE sharp rise in Asian investment in Australia and New Zealand dairy to secure supply will continue this year.
TE MANIA Angus increased their average by almost $2000 at their annual autumn bull sale at Mortlake today.
THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.
STEER prices were at least 20c/kg up on a week ago at Landmark Ballarat’s annual weaner calf sale today.
THE Claas Disco 9200 front-and-rear mower combination has been named Machine of the Year.
A NEW model compact disc harrow has its first public showing at the Elmore Tillage and Cropping Day.
ONE alternative to no-till seeding or complete tillage is strip tilling, where only the seed rows are cultivated.
PROMINENT Queensland greyhound trainer Greg Stella insists he has done nothing wrong amid the live baiting scandal.
A LANDMARK report out today has found the benefits of community football extend beyond the physical health of players.
UPDATE: THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.
MOST plants with large, soft leaves rapidly lose enormous amounts of moisture during hot sunny days.
SOME garden pests have a distinctly weird appearance. Scales are a good example.
IT PROBABLY seems a bit weird, but most sweetcorn patches should occasionally become a bog garden at this maturing stage.
FRITTATAS are easy food all year round, and are especially suited to the warm summer nights.
THIS iced coconut slab is simple to make and tastes delicious.
NEVER tried game before? Perhaps you thought it was too difficult to cook, but it’s not.
IT’S probably fair to say that until recently not too many Australians had heard of Flagstaff, Arizona.
IT WAS one of my more surreal travel moments.
HISTORIC Europe beckons, with The Weekly Times Travel Club’s Grand European river cruising tour