Last Updated: October 31, 2014

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Leongatha couple sprouts herbs

GROWING herbs in greenhouses has proven to be a wise investment for John Pahl and Bev Schawalder.

Ouyen’s grim death toll

 West Wimmera Harvest. Unloading wheat at the Laharum Grain Storage site. The wheat is travelling up into silo

UPDATE: The Mallee community has been shattered by the accidental death of another young farmer.

Man killed in Chiltern crash

Man killed in Chiltern crash

A MAN has died after his car rolled in northeast Victoria.

Future unclear for fox bounty action

Fox shooter Steve Pearson from Burrumbeet with a string of foxes on a fence at Burrumbeet. After the announcement of a re-int...

UNCERTAINTY surrounds the future of Victoria’s fox bounty program.

Extra water boosts Jerilderie crops

Extra water boosts Jerilderie crops

AN additional watering of his irrigated cereal crop should help Jerilderie grower Ian Bryce reach 7 tonne/ha yields.

Stawell gold mining dream over

 Stawell Gold Mine. Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor Wayne Rice on top of

THE dream of extending the life of gold mining at Stawell appears to be over.

Gippsland fails to attract farmers

Cowboy Zac Jackson from Tullarook with his campdrafting Quarter Horse stallion named Dennys Acres

JUST 13 of Gippsland’s 2613 secondary school graduates from last year are pursuing a career in agriculture.

Video a positive look at live export

The announcement by Federal Government to halt live cattle export to Indonesia is going to have a negative impact on the Nort...

A NEW video showing the work Australia has done in the live export industry has been released at the Livex Forum.

Lawyer vies for Shepparton seat

Lawyer vies for Shepparton seat

HIGH-PROFILE lawyer Suzanna Sheed will contest the seat of Shepparton at the Victorian election.

Fruit fly naming boosts biosecurity

Papaya Fruit Fly. Animals / Flies

FOUR of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same.

Councils vow to fight gas

gas wells , drilling rigs , pipes and mining infrastructure, run by QGC ,as the area and people copes with the massive expans...

A GROWING number of rural and regional councils are pledging opposition to onshore gas in Victoria.

Mallee music launch

MELBOURNE musician Jeff Tynan is launching his debut record at Ouyen on Monday.

AFL picks top girls for 2014-15

AFL VICTORIA’S TAC Youth Girls Academy squads have been announced.

Dry season sparks hay frenzy

WITH around half the State’s hay in the bale, prices are heading higher.

Tight range for young ewes

BID early may be the best strategy as the feature sales of first-cross ewes ramp up in Victoria and South Australia.

Sex party’s bush push

REGIONAL Victoria is getting a little bit sexy.

Fighting for food names

Fighting for food names

COURTROOM battles over common food names might sound quirky, but they are having far-reaching consequences.

Europe's name game a cheesy farce

Europe’s name game a cheesy farce

EUROPEAN authorities popped our champagne bubble and now a campaign to stop us using common cheese names is starting to grate.

They’re off and chasing

Thinkstock generic image of hand voting, putting piece of white paper into ballot box.

MELBOURNE Cup Day marks the start of another important Victorian race, writes CIMARA DOUTRÉ

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We may not be cooking with gas

We may not be cooking with gas

IS THE natural gas plan about to become a costly albatross?

Empowering the powerless

Gippsland trip

FROM the outside, it could be any shop in the main street of any rural town.

New trains for Victoria: Labor

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.

TWENTY additional V/Line carriages would be added to the Victorian network under a Labor Government.

$12m almond promise for Sunraysia

 Generic pics of Almond production line at Almondco in Renmark.

A RE-ELECTED Victorian Coalition Government has pledged to expand almond research at Irymple.

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Pykes Creek Reservoir

Ed Smith from Southern Rural Water at Pykes Creek Reservoir


Alpine snow dump

A cold wintry blast has blanketed the Alps with residents of Falls Creek waking to around 10cm of fresh snow. Temperatures plummeted to mid winter levels at minus 3.7C. Further snow flurries are expected tomorrow. Locals revelled in snow play today at the Alpine Village



Should government's have an Australian-first food-buying policy?

Auctions take direct hit

Corowa sheep sale

LAMB pricing appears to have shifted in favour of direct selling this spring.

Emerald Grain to face court

Landscape near Colbinabbin. Wheat crop.

EMERALD Grain looks set to be taken to court over poor performance of its 2011-12 wheat pools.

Relief as pig gas plan takes flight


FOR pig farmer Tom Smith, the PUP’s agreement to support the Direct Action policy on climate change was a big relief.

Kyneton, Oct 29: Steers firm

Kyneton, Oct 29: Steers firm

AGENTS worked hard to sell cattle at Kyneton’s store cattle sale today.

Latest livestock sales

Heyfield store cattle sale

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

Hay, Oct 24: Dispersal draws buyers

Hay, Oct 24: Dispersal draws buyers

WETHER prices improved and ewe values held their own at the Hay store sheep sale today.

John Deere 1025R a little ripper

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

SIMPLICITY and versatility are the main selling points for John Deere’s 1 Series sub-compact utility tractors.

Kuhn’s wide cut gets better

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

A NEW steel flail design is a highlight for Kuhn’s range of trailed mower conditioners.

Log on to build your own empire

Log on to build your own empire

IF TOO much farming is just not enough, you can farm on your computer with the Farming Simulator ser­ies.

Review into country cricket

UPDATE: COUNTRY cricket in Victoria is about to go under the microscope.

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AFL picks top girls for 2014-15

AFL picks top girls for 2014-15

AFL VICTORIA’S TAC Youth Girls Academy squads have been announced.

Henriksen to coach Vic Country

Henriksen to coach Vic Country

PAUL Henriksen is AFL Victoria’s new Vic Country Under 18 head coach for 2015.

NAB Challenge clash hurts cricket


FOOTBALL may once again keep Morwell Cricket Club off its home ground.

Fighting for food names

Fighting for food names

COURTROOM battles over common food names might sound quirky, but they are having far-reaching consequences.

Muir slams petrol hike

Senator Ricky Muir

RICKY Muir says hiking up petrol prices by bypassing the Senate is a “dirty, backdoor manoeuvre”.

How the west was won

How the west was won

THERE’S not much Clive Linnett hasn’t seen in his decades spent farming in remote western NSW.

Humour is a blowtorch

RUSSELL Petherbridge successfully crosses the gulf between sport and art.

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How to grow tomatoes

How to grow tomatoes

A LITTLE guile and preparation can make all the difference when putting in seedlings.

Grow the right pumpkins

 Greengrocer John van den Bosch mobile fruit and vegetable market, pumpkins for sale

THERE’S not much point growing a big crop of pumpkins if the varieties selected are poor keepers.

A spring in their step

A spring in their step

SOMETIMES even the most hardy of flowering performers need a good feed to lift their spirits.

How to cook roast lamb

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

YOU may have cooked lamb on many occasions but still find cooking a whole leg intimidating.

Heinz recalls canned beetroot

 03/05/2007: 03/05/2007: 21 Dec 2005 Golden Circle cannery - New equipment in the high speed packing plant PicBruce/Long conv...

HJ Heinz has recalled Golden Circle Beetroot Slices due to the potential for microbial growth.

Make your own chocolate bites

Jeremy Vincent CL Food

ALMONDS are one of the great assets of the kitchen, used in both sweet and savoury cooking.

Stuck in the middle with ewe

“SPRING has sprung and the grass has ris. I wonder where the ‘lambie’ is?

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Beauties and the beasts

Beauties and the beasts

SO that’s where we’ve been going wrong.

Ducks make a splash

Ducks make a splash

“COME on in guys, the water’s great.”

Hunters in the do-do

Hunters in the do-do

BACK Paddock was perusing the latest amendments to the state game reserve regulations.

A road less travelled

Anglers Rest, Great Alpine Rd

SOME of Victoria’s finest scenery is on offer on the Great Alpine Road, writes SARAH HUDSON

Plumbing the depths

State Coal Mine at Wonthaggi. Ex-miner Lou Storti holds up a lump of coal.

AT FIRST, walking a steep path down into the earth’s crust does not feel so bad.

San Fran just made for kids

Supplied Travel FW: Pic # 1 Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the lookout at the Marin Headlands

FINDING family-friendly activities in big cities isn’t always easy, but San Fran is full of them.

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