Last Updated: July 24, 2014

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Trout in trouble

VICTORIAN Government environmental policies have been blamed for ruining trout fishing areas in the high country.

Wind turbine turn-around

Waubra Wind Farm Story

EXCLUSIVE: ENERGY companies can make minor changes to existing wind farm planning permits from next month.

Fruit growers to save energy dollars

Fruit growers to save energy dollars

CUTTING energy costs in packing sheds was the focus of an APAL industry orchard walk at Rocky Varapodio’s packing shed in Ardmona this morning.

Hockey firm over GrainCorp sale

Question Time

JOE Hockey was “p---ed off” with the way ADM lobbied him over its attempt to buy GrainCorp last year, a new book reveals.

Wodonga man crushed by bobcat

Wodonga man crushed by bobcat

A VICTORIAN man has been crushed to death by a bobcat.

Cold morning for Victoria

 Early morning milking time at the Mckimmie's beef and dairy farm named 'Rockford' near Corryong. Early morning frost on the ...

VICTORIANS are shivering through another cold morning, with most of the state still below 10C.

Pressure mounts on activists

Pressure mounts on activists

ACTIVISTS with cruelty footage would be forced to hand it to authorities more quickly under new laws.

Alarm at mineral sands dig

A MINING company has started mineral sands exploration in East Gippsland.

Train lobbying gathers pace

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

Trevor racks up the clicks

SHEARER Trevor Kearns prefers quality over quantity.

Victoria’s spud masters

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

Tooting her own horns

CAITLIN Grieve, from Hillend Dorset stud, at Millbrook, enjoyed great success with her family’s Dorset Horn sheep at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show at Bendigo at the weekend.

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.

National weather

Nursery Wholesale Market

At 7am the Nursery Wholesale Market kicks into top gear


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.



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

The sheep alternative

 Terrick West Poll Merinos with Ross and Robyn McGauchie at Prairie.

THE sheep sector should be “mature enough to debate merging” its wool and sheepmeat peak councils.

Tough year for Sunraysia cotton


POOR cotton yields have lowered Sunraysia agribusiness Tandou’s profit forecasts.

Ag sector wants carbon incentives

 FILE - In this March 11, 2009 file photo, a line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a farm outside Jerome, Idaho...

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

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.

Gundowring, July 18: $9000 top

Gundowring, July 18: $9000 top

JERSEY cows sold to $9000 at the dispersal of the Aberdeen Jersey stud near Gundowring today.

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.

Dobmac enjoys export success

Dobmac enjoys export success

PHILIP Dobson began spending more time in the workshop after a farm accident in the early 1980s.

O’hAilpin kicking goals

SETANTA O’hAilpin has moved up to fourth on the country Victorian goal­kicking table.

Weekly Times Horse news

Moore the merrier

Hamish Moore Footy

IF HAMISH Moore had to choose between kicking 100 goals or scoring a century in cricket, it wouldn’t be easy.

Mallee merger move on track

 AFL Victoria Country logo Picture: Supplied

A REVIEW of football in northwest Victoria is not ­expected to hinder the merger of Hopetoun and Beulah.

Exell pipped at Aachen

Exell Boyd (AUS) Aachen, Germany photo © Rinaldo de Craen

BOYD Exell has come within a point of winning his seventh consecutive Aachen International title.

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.

Hockey firm over GrainCorp sale

Question Time

JOE Hockey was “p---ed off” with the way ADM lobbied him over its attempt to buy GrainCorp last year, a new book reveals.

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.

Case of gran designs

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

Weekly Times Back Paddock

Every race a winner for Cramp

Shayne Cramp

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

Senator Canavan’s text mishap

Senate Doors

MATT Canavan, Nationals Senator, once called Barnaby Joyce “babe” and told him he loved him.

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.

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.

Chill out at Byron Bay

Supplied Travel A humpback whale breaching in Byron Bay, NSW. Picture: Keith Christie

BYRON Bay offers more than a great escape from Victoria’s bitter winter chill, writes Michael Gleeson.

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