Last Updated: November 24, 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.

Libs failed SPC: Joyce

Barnaby Joyce

UPDATE: BARNABY Joyce says it was the Liberal Party’s job — not the National Party’s — to fight for SPC Ardmona’s future.

SES busy as weather lashes Vic

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SES RESPONDS to calls for help across the state as BOM issues another severe thunderstorm warning.

ABC to close Morwell office

ABC to close Morwell office

UPDATE: THE ABC will close its Morwell studio as part of the cost-cutting measures announced today.

School bus crash injures seven

School bus crash injures seven

SEVERAL taken to hospital after an incident involving a school bus, several cars in Shepparton.

Riverina rain delays harvest

Charlie Taylor from Corowa

RIVERINA farmer Charlie Taylor reckons the Bureau of Meteorology radar website should have blown up by now.

‘Tornado’ hits farms at Gol Gol

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UPDATE: A TORNADO-like storm has reportedly destroyed large areas of farms in Victoria’s northwest at the weekend.

Bacchus Marsh picks its fruit

Bacchus Marsh Strawberry and Cherry Weekend

MORE than 13,000 people turned out for the Bacchus Marsh Strawberry and Cherry Weekend.

$25 a litre for what milk?

Bottle of milk. Glass. Generic image. Thinkstock.com

FORGET cow milk. There’s a new calf on the block. And consumers are prepared to spend $25 a litre for it!

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.

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.

Harvest Day ‘14

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

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NSW gelato a winning recipe

WINNING Australia’s best dairy product has capped-off a whirlwind few months for John and Wendy Crowl.

Message to muse at Maldon

MALDON’S Uniting Church pulpit will now hold an easel rather than sermon notes, writes SARAH HUDSON

China deal to boost demand

AUSTRALIA’S dairy and beef industries stand to benefit greatly from the China free-trade agreement.

Optimism amid beef downturn

MEAT production and processing “is now the last bastion of manufacturing” in Australia.

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.

Election campaign enters final week

Napthine Campaign Trail

LAGGING in the polls doesn’t mean a loss, Victorian premier Denis Napthine says.

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

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CHINA FTA

Will the China trade deal be good for Australian farmers?

Tassie farmers call for relief

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EAST Coast farmers battling the driest conditions on record are calling for urgent funding for an irrigation scheme.

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 with dry conditions a strong talking point.

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

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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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Brown wins Equitana thriller

 Asc Winner Of The Australian Speed Title, Vicki Roycroft Riding Noblewood Park Casino Royale

JESS Brown takes first World Cup win with Casco ahead of Olympian Vicki Roycroft and Congo Z.

Massive Murray Paddle launches

Massive Murray Paddle launches

THE YMCA Massive Murray Paddle competitors began the five-day, 404km journey from Yarrawonga to Swan Hill.

New racing drug tests to whip cheats

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HORSE racing will be cleaner than ever with the introduction of an innovative drug-testing regime.

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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