Last Updated: August 28, 2014

Weather: Canberra 0°C - 16°C . Partly cloudy.

Deal with China or we perish

Deal with China or we perish
WHY has it come to this?

An urge to burn, but not to learn

An urge to burn, but not to learn
BIGGER fuel reduction burns won’t save more lives, writes PHIL INGAMELLS

All foreign to the Nats

ALP State Conference - Penny Wong
AUSTRALIA’S farmers are equal to the world’s best.

Letters unsustainable for Aussie Post

Letters unsustainable for Aussie Post
DELIVERING fewer letters to more addresses is unsustainable

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.

Coles’ gamble Coles takes a risk letting Kennett into tent

 Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.
JEFF Kennett has never been one for the conventional. But even his appointment as Coles’ supplier umpire was one out of the bag for the former Victorian premier.

Ag must think outside the box

Delta Downs Station
ALL OF us in the agricultural industries are delighted to see that we are back in the public eye.

Free-trade deal with China timely

VFF Annual Conference. Peter Tuohey. VFF President.
WE’VE all heard it argued Australia needs to make the transition to the post-mining boom economy.

Time to stop the visa rorts

 Pickers stop work as the mercury reaches 38 degrees.
THE planned changes to the working holiday visa can’t come soon enough.

Russian ban bad but not tragic

Russian ban bad but not tragic
THE news Russia has imposed sanctions on Australian dairy products for the next 12 months was not good news.

Farmers look to bright side

DAIRY Lynette Greenwood at Leamonth pictured with her cattle feed mixer. Picture: Phillips Zoe
IT is rare to go to a gathering of primary producers and not hear angst about the public image of farming.

Pollies must lift game

Pollies must lift game
WHAT are the Victorian Coalition and Labor Party doing to protect farmers’ rights?

China key for food producers

grazing cows
THE continuous rhetoric of tapping into China’s emerging middle class may be tedious.

Timely review into bushfire policy

Timely review into bushfire policy
TODAY’s announcement of a review into post-fire traffic management is a welcome one.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Farmer fire fighting force

Farmer fire fighting force

FARMERS and landholders would be equipped to quell bushfires under a bold plan.

Cats say points a problem

 Lindenow, 2011 East Gippsland Football League premiers.

LINDENOW Football Club will call for the East Gippsland league’s player points system to be scrapped at season’s end.

Farmers’ China FTA fight

Farmers’ China FTA fight

AUSTRALIA’S farmers are launching a campaign to win support for a free-trade deal with China.

Peace of mind with VDO system

Peace of mind with VDO system

THE ABILITY to see everything around a big machine can provide peace of mind for the oper­ator.

Steve bends the rules

Steve bends the rules

THERE was no crisis or yearning for a creative outlet that triggered Steve Tobin’s career change.

Editor’s letter: August 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

IN case you’ve ever wondered how important branding is, you only have to listen to Rita Bikins from Red Rock Olive oil at Pomonal to know the truth.