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Lara school’s environment nod

LARA Primary School’s “citizen scientists” are tossing away textbooks in favour of iPads and microscopes.

Charlton feedlot sold

 Charlton Feedlot. Charlton. Steve Reynolds. Manager.

UPDATE: ALL the current staff at the Charlton Feedlot will keep their jobs.

Grains gets $60 research boost

Barnaby Joyce

A FIVE-year partnership will boost research and development for the grains industry.

Abbott hits NBN snag on costs

 The NBN Co construction team rollout fibre in Penrith. Many suburbs in the Penrith region will be amongst the first in Austr...

THE Coalition said Labor’s NBN was a waste of money. Now we can reveal how much it has spent on its own cost-benefit studies.

Councils sue over unpaid rates

Giving money. Money changing hands. Cash. Currency. Generic image.

VICTORIAN councils are suing thousands of people each year for unpaid rates worth millions of dollars.

Urban kids get a taste of the bush

The Hall Family

WHEN the Hall family sit down tonight for a Sunday roast, there will be a newcomer at the table.

Defence on the hop over roo culls

Kangaroos causing damage to Queenscliff Golf Course on Swan lsland

THE Department of Defence tried to avoid working with the animal welfare authority during roo culling operations at Swan Island.

Victoria’s spud masters

CONTROLLING potato pests and diseases has been an ongoing battle around the world.

Ag wants carbon incentives

AGRICULTURE needs “credible and effective” government-driven mechanisms to reduce carbon emissions.

Why our wine’s on the nose

AUSTRALIAN wine is suffering from an image problem.

Potter stands test of time

GRAHAM Masters works at Australia’s oldest pottery and is the region’s longest-working full-time potter.

Train lobbying gathers pace

PUBLIC transport is the key to attracting city people to country areas.

Fishing for trout hits snag

Australia Day, from Victoria with love. pictures: Jason Edwards

THERE is a school of thought that promotes the removal of all trout from Australia’s rivers, streams and lakes.

PETA argument based on proof

PETA argument based on proof

THE VFF’s Ian Feldtmann forgot to ask why PETA affiliates encourage people not to buy wool.

Hockey’s grain grit

Archer Daniels Midland

JOE Hockey’s decision to block the sale of GrainCorp last November raised more questions than it gave answers.

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Nursery Wholesale Market

At 7am the Nursery Wholesale Market kicks into top gear

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Little green thumbs win ag award

PUPILS from Melbourne's Rangeview Primary School have won a $10,000 award for their schools flora and fauna program.

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TROUT FISHING

Should the Government have removed non-native trees from trout fishing areas?

Hemp sows up support

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THE industrial hemp industry has won the backing of the Tasmanian Government, which says it could be a valuable crop for farmers.

Call for farm labour amnesty

 FARM. Andrew Bulmer runs Bulmer's Farm Fresh Veg at Lindenow.

GIPPSLAND business calls for ‘amnesty’ on overseas workers already filling Australian labour shortages.

Legal stoush on eggs ‘cartel’

 Spend $50 at Peters Meats at St Ives Shopping Village and receive a dozen eggs free.

LEGAL proceedings between the ACCC and those behind an alleged egg cartel attempt are continuing.

Naracoorte, July 24: Prices even

Naracoorte, July 24: Prices even

A SMALL trading of about 600 store condition cattle attracted solid

Latest livestock sales

Warragul Dairy Sale

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Ballarat, July 18: Buyers selective

Ballarat Beef Cattle Sale

A WINTER yarding of cattle at Ballarat today meant prices were higher for some categories and lower for others.

Antique machine rolls on

STEAM ENGINE AUCTION

ECHUCA’S Adam Auditori sells 1906 Foden traction engine to pay for steam engine restoration base.

TRACTOR BUYING GUIDE Claas churns out 100,000th tractor

Claas churns out 100,000th tractor

THE European manufacturer Claas stamped its brand on its 100,000th tractor earlier this year.

TRACTOR BUYING GUIDE Hay days better with Fergie

MASSEY GASS Pic shoot of dairy Farmers, the Gass family

WHEN David Gass bought the first new tractor in 15 years for the family farm, he knew how it would help.

Bungaree eyes top-four spot

BUNGAREE coach Greg Middleton anticipates “a fairly fierce contest” when his Demons meet Waubra today.

Weekly Times Horse news

Lavington Panthers on the prowl

 Ovens & Murray FL. Round 1. Yarrawonga v Lavington Panthers at Mulwala. Nick Lawless, 44 , Yarrawonga & Chaz Sa...

LAVINGTON claimed top spot on the Ovens and Murray ladder with a win over Albury today.

Messara to manage Arrowfield Stud

Messara to manage Arrowfield Stud

PAUL Messara is to wind down his training business to assume the position of stud master at his family’s Arrowfield Stud.

Roos stand test of time

Kangaroo Flat Football Club training

ABOUT 4000 watched ex-Carlton star Brendan Fevola boot four goals for Kangaroo Flat this Good Friday.

Hockey’s grain grit

Archer Daniels Midland

JOE Hockey’s decision to block the sale of GrainCorp last November raised more questions than it gave answers.

Low-risk plan the only whey

Couch family, Brucknell, dairy farming

IF SOMETHING isn’t broke, Brad and Becc Couch sure aren’t going to try and fix it.

Bald Archy, works on show

BENALLA never guessed what it was unleashing on the world with its hometown boy Peter Batey.

Weekly Times Travel News

Across the globe

Across the globe

KEEP your women away from globe artichokes was the dire warning handed out in the 16th century.

Tickled pink, by gum

 A bee investigates the flowers of a Corymbia 'Summer Glory'.

SMALLER grafted flowering gums grow true to colour and can fit in a small garden.

Quince charming

 Ted and Glenda Minty - Olives and fruit near Wodonga. Quinces.

THE relegating to granny status of this noble, versatile and delicious fruit is a disgraceful mistake.

Fish of the day

Food Pics

LIKE steak, fish can be tricky in the kitchen, and for some cooks the chances of ruination are high.

Glorious grains

Food Pics

THERE are many tricks to making the perfect risotto.

Fried cauli can be jolly

Food Pics

CAULIFLOWER is around all year and it can be classed as one of those vegetables you love or hate.

NZ wants skippy or Tasmania

KANGAROOS or Tasmania — that is the ultimatum a Kiwi pizza chain has presented Australia.

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Case of gran designs

Bendigo Sheep & Wool

BACK Paddock loves a bit of fashion, especially when it involves at least a bale full of wool in every outfit.

No need for a mattress

No need for a mattress

UNLIKE us humans, man’s best friend doesn’t need a wussy, chiropractically correct bed to get a decent sleep.

Every race a winner for Cramp

Shayne Cramp

MILDURA trainer Shayne Cramp trained every winner in the eight-race card at Mildura last week.

Bendigo’s food, wine trail app

Mt Majura Vineyard for Best Weekend Canberra Story

BENDIGO Regional Tourism today launches an app for people who want a food and wine experience.

Hottest winter holiday spot

 Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, Victoria Picture: Supplied

ASIDE from the crunch of snow underfoot, all is silent at Lake Mountain.

Seal of approval

 03/06/2010 FEATURES: Entry in 2012 ANZANG Nature Photography competition. (ANZANG stands for Australia, New Zealand, Antarct...

OCEAN action, wildlife and history are among the surprises hiding behind the Cape.

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