Last Updated: November 23, 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.

Basin progress ‘under threat’

 Generic views of the Murray River at Boundary Bend on Victorian side between Robinvale and Toolybuc.

PROGRESS towards some Murray-Darling Basin Plan environmental goals is under threat, a report finds.

Almond giant posts $29m profit

Select Harvests managing director Paul Thompson at the company's Thomastown plant. with almonds.

AUSTRALIAN almond giant Select Harvests has posted a net profit of $29 million for 2013-14.

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.

Jane Bunn is back

WIN News TV meteorologist and weather presenter Jane Bunn with umbrella. Bunn is a guest at Wimmera Machinery Field Days 2013...

JANE Bunn will front Seven News bulletins during weeknights from December.

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.

JBS to buy Primo

australian ham week

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

Total fire bans in South Australia

Total fire bans in South Australia

TOTAL fire bans have been declared in three South Australian districts.

Internet boost for country towns

Internet boost for country towns

FIFTY country towns will get 4G mobile internet for the first time as Telstra rolls out a technology.

Summer's going to be a scorcher

Sunset

NOVEMBER has been a scorcher to date, with way above average temperatures across virtually the whole of Australia.

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.

Young team rises to the challenge

WESTERN Victoria’s National Dairy Challenge team reckons it has a “secret weapon” for next month’s competition.

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.

Early votes up in Victorian election

Early Voting in State Election

VICTORIANS are flocking to early voting centres in record numbers.

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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?

Almond giant posts $29m profit

Select Harvests managing director Paul Thompson at the company's Thomastown plant. with almonds.

AUSTRALIAN almond giant Select Harvests has posted a net profit of $29 million for 2013-14.

Mango exports set to double

 Everyone�s favourite fruit (mangoes) will soon come into season in the Far North. Warren Jonsson's chats about ...

AUSTRALIA is aiming to double its mango exports.

Abalone farming expanded in WA

Abalone farming expanded in WA

AN ABALONE aquaculture project will be expanded in Western Australia.

Hay, Nov 21: Gunbar tops at $118

Hay, Nov 21: Gunbar tops at $118

JUST $32 separated the top ewes and the top wethers at Hay’s sheep sale today.

Ballarat, Nov 21: Dry forces sale

Ballarat Beef Cattle Sale

PRICES were strong at Ballarat today where vendors were forced to sell their cattle due to dry conditions.

Naracoorte, Nov 20: $208 top

Naracoorte, Nov 20: $208 top

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

Boisdale Football Club

UPDATE: Boisdale-Briagolong’s move to East Gippsland FNL approved by AFL Victoria.

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.

The Castle house for sale

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

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Jane Bunn is back

WIN News TV meteorologist and weather presenter Jane Bunn with umbrella. Bunn is a guest at Wimmera Machinery Field Days 2013...

JANE Bunn will front Seven News bulletins during weeknights from December.

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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