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A peek into agriculture’s future

A peek into agriculture’s future
AGRICULTURE filling the breach for manufacturing. Who would have thought it?

Time to unite lamb sector

 This land, prime lamb property Windbourne at Springfield, in the north-east of Tasmania owned by Pip Andrewartha and Nigel B...
THE lamb sector energy was palpable at the Lambex and Sheep Cooperative Research Centre events.

Britain sets buy local example

General Images Of Woolworths Supermarkets Ahead Of Full Year Results
AUSTRALIA must wake up and back its food sector before it is too late.

Farm activists laws smell fishy

The Sahiwal Express is loaded with Northern Territory cattle at Darwin's East Arm Wharf, as the live cattle trade restarts wi...
SEVERAL state and federal politicians have initiated moves to address cruelty to farm animals.

Editorial Right to farm in shire’s hands

JOHN Watson said he was stunned to learn less than a year ago his neighbours wanted him out.

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.

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.

Leader 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.

Nicolle Flint Celebrate live-export trade

Supplied Editorial Caption: Nicolle Flint is the new Tuesday columnist for The Advertiser.
ANIMAL activists and the Greens think Australians should be ashamed of our live cattle, sheep and goat export trade.

PETA PETA fails its duty, Feldtmann

 Ian Feldtmann. Dookie. Sheep & Grain Farmer. Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Group President. live shee...
FOOTAGE of sheep abuse in Australian shearing sheds is disgusting, but so is standing by, says Ian Feldtmann.

Murrindindi pleading for fire help

 Merton CFA work on the fires at Connelleys Creek. Murrindindi fires. Bushfires.
MURRINDINDI Shire needs ongoing financial support, writes MARGARET ABBEY

Action needed on farm workers

Operation POLO Raid
THE latest allegations of overseas farm workers living in squalid conditions in Gippsland must be the last straw.

Inferior imports Time for new labelling assault

 Weekly Times. Staff. James Wagstaff.
WHEN is the law not the law? When it relates to country of origin labelling on food in Victoria’s fresh food markets, seemingly.

Advantages to dictate ag future

Lambs at Glenhope
PRODUCERS must know where their edge lies if they are to enjoy a prolonged uptrend, says MICK KEOGH

Them’s the brakes

The Senate voted Tasmanian Senator Stephen Parry as its new president. The former undertaker was escorted to his new chair by...
TONY Abbott must have a new appreciation for the art of negotiation.

Time to fix labelling laws

Fruit & Vegies stall at South Melbourne Market
THE Victorian Government must fix country-of-origin labelling on fresh fruit and vegetables.

Water reform progress

Senator Simon Birmingham is now has ministerial responsibilities for the Murray-Darling, Photographed at Goolwa the start of ...
NEW rules as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan will make water trading more transparent.

A setback dairy can ill afford

Guy Lucas - Dairy Farmer from Brogo Valley. Dairy Farm. Cows. Calves. Milk.
THE monthly milk cheque is sacred in the dairy industry.

A taste for our exports

 Jun 26 2000 Toowoomba feature - Sunset over sheep yards in the Darling Downs - farms farmer farming animals travel qld touri...
IT IS HARD to believe that the consumer class emerging from Mumbai to Shanghai will reach three billion people by 2030.

Nicolle Flint Activists want a bacon-free life

Supplied Editorial Caption: Nicolle Flint is the new Tuesday columnist for The Advertiser.
YOU’VE got to wonder if it’s the meat-free diet that makes animal activists so cranky.

Slavery is alive on farms

 This Land, Derwent Estate Wines, Granton, owned by the Hanigan family, 2011 Tasmanian Wine Show Society Pinot Noir Producer ...
SLAVERY is alive in Victoria. It’s a dramatic statement, but it appears to be true.

Coalition on rocky road to election

 Premier Dennis Napthine and Dep Premier Peter Ryan at today's presser at Morwell Town Hall...Continued coverage of the coal ...
GAME on. No it’s not friend versus foe. It’s more like friend versus friend.

Blessed with food surplus

BARNABY Joyce has waved the white flag on his own job, writes JOE LUDWIG

Data is foreign to us all

Data is foreign to us all
THE transparency of the latest foreign ownership statistics are simply not good enough.

Farm food for thought

Farm food for thought
THERE has been considerable dialogue about the need for a single common brand for Australian Agriculture.

Nationals’ dilemma Nats to line up on parental leave

 Ed Gannon. HWT staff. Headshot. Weekly Times.
THE federal Nationals are between a rocking cradle and a hard place with the Prime Minister’s paid parental leave scheme.

No excuse to keep cruelty secret

 Pam Ahern from Edgars Mission has rescued thousands of battery hens and is now looking for good homes for them.
SPRING Street is aiming to stifle debate on animal welfare, says ELISE BURGESS

Jamie Oliver’s vegie twist

Jamie Oliver’s vegie twist
THE ongoing saga between AusVeg and Woolworths continued this week, and now Jamie Oliver has weighed in.

Nats in corner on parental scheme

Nats in corner on parental scheme
TONY Abbott’s paid parental scheme may be generous.

Out on a limb over mining

 Aerial view of open cut gold mine at Cobar.
IT IS an uncertain time for farmers concerned about mining on or near their farms.

Echuca permit ‘unlikely’

 Echuca dairy sale. Ian Maddison. Auctioneers and agents.

AN Echuca beef farmer is unlikely to succeed in winning a permit to keep farming.

Breakaway Bears wary of trap

 Picola & District Football League, South East Division. Senior Premiers, Tungamah

SHOULD reigning premier Tungamah lose its last three home-and-away matches, the club would still finish top.

$320m farm for Geelong

$320m farm for Geelong

UPDATE: A $320-million horticulture farm will be built on 150ha at Avalon, near Geelong, generating $160m a year.

Xerion 5000, top of the class

Xerion 5000, top of the class

CLAAS has stepped into the 500hp-plus heavyweight division with the Australian arrival of its Xerion 5000.

Pub the hub of Warracknabeal

 Kevin and Sally Gebert, who made a creek-change to Warracknabeal's Commercial Hotel from inner-city Sydney in 2011. Pictured...

WARRACKNABEAL is still catching its communal breath after Sally and Kevin Gebert moved to town.