Last Updated: October 25, 2014

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Southwest Vic attracts foreigners

Southwest Vic attracts foreigners
YOU could be forgiven for believing there was only one region in Australia which produced milk.

Wait and see on R&D

CSIRO protest
RESEARCHERS gathered at Rutherglen to celebrate one of the longest running agricultural trials in Australia.

Way clear for smart to prosper

Barnaby Joyce
BARNABY Joyce’s road map for agriculture raises plenty of the issues which brought him to prominence.

Government catchcry Canberra unmoved on centralisation

Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.
GET out of town was the cry of federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce last week.

Move only if it’s right

Move only if it’s right
IT SHOULD be up to industry, not government, where R&D bodies are based, writes ROB HARRIS

Too many cowboys, too few leaders

Too many cowboys, too few leaders
THE dairy industry is fragmenting at an alarming rate, says BERNHARD LUBITZ

CSG website may prove a pitfall

CSG website may prove a pitfall
LAUNCHING a website that allows landholders to search what mining licences surround their property is welcome news.

Nicole Flint Racing industry really is worth it

Supplied Editorial Caption: Nicolle Flint is the new Tuesday columnist for The Advertiser.
THE Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses wants the racing industry closed down, but it’s worth considering which body cares better for horses.

Reinvigorating Landcare

LANDCARE - Terry Hubbard - President, Victorian Landcare Council
LANDCARE has gone from humble beginnings to involve more than 6000 groups across Australia.

Schools are our lifeblood

 Taradale Primary School is a school with only two students. Students Mollie McCarthy 6yrs Grade 2 and Tim Grant 8yrs Grade 8...
THE increasing dry conditions are a major concern for farmers across Victoria.

Call for China FTA caution

 Mallee candidates forum. Andrew Broad and Lydia Senior
FOR most of our history, Australia has always been a trading nation.

Victorian exports

Docks
IF YOU need proof the food boom has arrived, then look no further than the Port of Melbourne.

China exports No set menu for a dining boom

 Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.
VICTORIA’S food boom is good news for the Government. But it won't be plain sailing.

Dealing with depression Dangerous to ignore crisis in bush

Jeff Kennett. Herald Sun columnist. Headshot. HWT staff.
THERE’S a crisis in rural Australia as economic and social factors lift depression and suicide rates to unacceptable levels.

Quality key to China success

Hugh Thomson on his farm at Glenaroua.
I WAS given the opportunity to travel to China, under a new travel support program: Hugh Thomson

Save label system from rot

Save label system from rot
THE Government must take enforcement powers for country-of-origin food labelling from local councils.

‘Priority towns’ cooking with gas

shell sale
The Coalition’s regional energy program has worked wonders, writes PETER RYAN

Face the dry facts

Kangaroos
IT’S a devastating reality. The season has delivered so little for parts of northwest Victoria.

Truth hurts at Epping Market

 Melbourne Fruit & Vegetable Wholesale Market. uncertainty & lack of information from the State Government about...
I WILL stand up to this Government to make sure the trading floor at Epping Market is fit for purpose.

Look to China for growth

Barnaby Joyce
AUSTRALIAN farmers have good reason to be excited about the opportunities in China.

Target group Nats know power of single women

Ellen Whinnett, reporter Herald Sun
WHICH party first recognised the untapped power of single women? The Nats - and other parties should catch up.

Time to churn it over

Time to churn it over
THE Australian dairy industry must stop making excuses, argues BARRY IRVIN

Melbourne Market on target

Melbourne Market on target
REPORTS of the Melbourne Market project being shambolic are simply unfair.

Checklist fails to protect

Checklist fails to protect
THE removal of specific farming activities from the Section 32 strikes at the heart of the right-to-farm debate.

China grabs the limelight

TIA Dairy Award
CHINA — if you didn’t already gather — is the word on everyone’s lips.

Science must rule on CSG

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AS the nation’s top farming advocate, Brent Finlay’s views on coal seam gas will no doubt rattle cages.

Recreational fishing to stay

Trout fishing season Opening, Days Creek, Omeo
THE Victorian Government announced an initiative to ensure a strong future for recreational fishing.

Time to report animal cruelty

Time to report animal cruelty
IT SHOULDN’T take someone with a camera to stop animal cruelty, writes HEATHER NEIL

We’re back on track: Joyce

Live cattle export numbers increase at Townsville
SINCE the Coalition government was elected, we have wasted no time in revitalising agriculture.

Water price setting exhausting

 Irrigation channel watering oats and vetch on Pindari. Old Cobran property, Deniliquin, NSW.
THE setting of water prices is an exhausting business.

Gippsland train chaos

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

UPDATE: Gippsland train services to be thrown into disarray during the height of next month’s election.

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria Community Cup, AFL Victoria Country v Victorian Amateur Football Association

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.