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Beekeepers fight for fair fire deal

VICTORIAN apiarists want their bees to be treated the same as four-legged livestock during bushfires.

Alpine plea to Labor

 High country cattle grazier, Charlie Lovick herding cattle on his Merrijig property near Mansfield in Victoria. Charlie has ...

VICTORIA’S mountain cattlemen are pleading for Labor to rethink its tough love stance on alpine grazing.

Greens ‘have farmers’ backs’

 Generic image of three onions isolated on the white background.

THE Greens are being hailed as industry saviours following a decision to support a rise in horticultural levies.

Omeo player out of final

Omeo player out of final

THE Omeo-Benambra player accused of punching a spectator last weekend will not play on Saturday.

TWE posts losses of $100.9m

Mike Clarke

UPDATE: TREASURY Wine Estates poor full year results ease pressure on bidders.

MIS fear on forest scheme

 Timbercorp plantations near Orford in southwest Victoria. Sign.

A PLAN to plant 20 million new trees nationwide must not replicate the “fiasco” of forestry MIS, farmers warn.

Target sacks more Geelong workers

Target Head office

TARGET has sacked 23 workers at its Geelong office in the latest jobs blow to the city.

Kiwi flock fleeced

 15/11/2007 TRAVEL: Travel - sheep in New Zealand.

NEW Zealanders are known round the world for their love of two things — sheep and rugby.

GMO on plate at Int Horti Congress

Genetically modified bananas

WITH only a few exceptions, genetically modified crops have benefited farmers, especially in terms of increased yields, experts say.

Drone to improve crop yields

DRONE technology has been adapted to help crop farmers improve their yields.

Extra special visit to Horsham

WHEN Jerilderie-born Rosalie Ham signed up to have her book The Dressmaker made into a movie, she had a couple of clauses.

Anteloper

AFTER five months on the run, Fergus the blackbuck antelope is behind bars in Mansfield.

Cambodia eyes Aussie cattle

CAMBODIA is expected to be opened as a new market for Australian cattle.

Dairy duo after richer and purer

NORTH East farmers Justin and Alice Colclough are taking their first steps on their dairying journey.

Tough cycle of extremes

Tough cycle of extremes

DROUGHT gripping Queensland and much of NSW can’t break soon enough.

Gas blast for Spring St

Deans Marsh Lloyd Davies

REGIONAL Victorians want a clear answer on whether or not we will see a coal-seam-gas industry.

Letters unsustainable for Aussie Post

Letters unsustainable for Aussie Post

DELIVERING fewer letters to more addresses is unsustainable

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Parental scheme benefits

Acting Prime Minister

WARREN Truss says the Abbott Government’s parent parental leave scheme will benefit regional Australia.

Rabobank warns of tariffs

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RABOBANK warns a China free-trade deal will only be a success if Australia can negotiate a reduction in tariffs.

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The New 'It' Drink Is... Camel Milk??

Step aside, goat's milk. A new milk option is available for the U.S. consumer... and it's camel's milk. Charles Passy joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero for a taste test. Photo: Videoblocks

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Secrets of a Great Steak

Ever wonder why steakhouse steaks are so tastyand costly? WSJs Tanya Rivero takes you behind the curtain at NYY Steak Midtown, where Chef Alex Garcia reveals his secrets. From the meat, to the cut, to the dry aging and the prep, well show you what it takes to make amazing steaks.

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RIGHT TO FARM

Should feed pads be subject to local planning laws?

Cambodia eyes Aussie cattle

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

CAMBODIA is expected to be opened as a new market for Australian cattle.

Fleece market takes a hit

Wool Store superfine sale

UPDATE: THE wool market lost significant ground this week.

TWE posts losses of $100.9m

Mike Clarke

UPDATE: TREASURY Wine Estates poor full year results ease pressure on bidders.

Wodonga, Aug 21: Solid sale

Wodonga cattle sale

THERE were no fireworks at Wodonga’s cattle sale today but few vendors walked away unhappy.

Latest livestock sales

Heyfield store cattle sale

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Ballarat, Aug 15: Steers prices rise

Ballarat, Aug 15: Steers prices rise

PRICES were hot at Ballarat today where steers sold to over 250c/kg.

Massey Ferguson show and tell

Massey Ferguson show and tell

NEW Massey Ferguson tractor and farm machinery ranges will be revealed at the Vision of the Future Expo.

Drones all the buzz at Farmfest

Drones all the buzz at Farmfest

IF THE US Farmfest trade show is anything to go by, the real buzz around the future of farming is overhead.

Poultry in motion

Poultry in motion

COOLER running is one of the features of Dieci Australia’s new Poultry Pro Series 7 telehandler.

Picola opens its books

PICOLA and District president Shane Railton says the league will continue to look at options to expand its competitions.

Weekly Times Horse news

Omeo player out of final

Omeo player out of final

THE Omeo-Benambra player accused of punching a spectator last weekend will not play on Saturday.

Ednie out of Morris Medal

 Ovens & Murray FL. Round 1. Yarrawonga v Lavington Panthers at Mulwala. Craig Ednie, 3 , Yarrawonga & Matt Pend...

YARRAWONGA star Craig Ednie’s hopes of a second Morris Medal as the O&M best-and-fairest have been dashed.

Saints streak into flag contention

AFL Rd 21 - Sydney v St Kilda

BENALLA is primed to break its 41-year premiership drought after setting a club record 16-game winning streak.

Alpine plea to Labor

 High country cattle grazier, Charlie Lovick herding cattle on his Merrijig property near Mansfield in Victoria. Charlie has ...

VICTORIA’S mountain cattlemen are pleading for Labor to rethink its tough love stance on alpine grazing.

Ben savours the flavours

 Ben Haslett Woolenook Fruits, Murtho SA. Pic: Jack Baldwin Picture: Supplied

STANDING the middle of his family’s Woolenook Fruits farm, Ben Haslett points to a patchwork landscape.

Extra special visit to Horsham

WHEN Jerilderie-born Rosalie Ham signed up to have her book The Dressmaker made into a movie, she had a couple of clauses.

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Get passion in spades

Get passion in spades

IF you want to learn quickly how to grow vegetables, get yourself a passionate teacher.

Brawn and beauty camellias

Camellia Festival

ONE day there was a massive, healthy camellia in bloom, then fire came.

Plant colour and joy

 winter spring flowering plants 14 august 08 pics of the first late winter spring flowering plants for pic cap please. (Photo...

SPRING beckons, so it’s time to put in the hard work right now for your warm-weather colour spectacular.

Koutsantonis rallies behind Beer

Food Manufacturing

SOUTH Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has come to Maggie Beer’s support.

Fix up the leek

Food Pics

EVERYONE has probably heard of the soup resulting in the combination of leek and potato.

Okra out of Africa

Food Pics

OKRA is one of those vegetables you might see in a store but not understand what you can do with it.

Shaun shores up charity funds

THIS London display is enough to send Shaun the Sheep fans into a spin.

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Cowboys’ taste for humour

Cowboys’ taste for humour

THE Weekly Times’ writer Peter Hemphill discovered this PETA shirt while on a road trip in the US.

Anteloper

FERGUS THE BLACK BUCK

AFTER five months on the run, Fergus the blackbuck antelope is behind bars in Mansfield.

We’re in deep trouble here

We’re in deep trouble here

HOW bogged is bogged? When even a back hoe can’t dig itself out.

Foodies all about travelling

Lamb and wine adventure- Four farmers' follies

IT was while Gippsland farmers Paul and Jenny O’Sullivan were in Europe the idea dawned on them.

A haven of calm at Narbethong

 Saladin Lodge, Kim Rycroft, Narbethong Picture: Supplied

KIM Rycroft proudly shows off Saladin Lodge, built after Black Saturday bushfires.

Chicago, it’s a breeze

24 Hours in Obamaville. Tulips and skyscrapers along Chicago's artery, Michigan Avenue, where the Obamas dined at Spiaggio Re...

TOURISTS who travel to Australia and see Sydney but not Melbourne don’t know what they are missing out on.

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