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Fighting for food names

Fighting for food names
COURTROOM battles over common food names might sound quirky, but they are having far-reaching consequences.

ED GANNON Europe's name game a cheesy farce

Europe’s name game a cheesy farce
EUROPEAN authorities popped our champagne bubble and now a campaign to stop us using common cheese names is starting to grate.

They’re off and chasing

Thinkstock generic image of hand voting, putting piece of white paper into ballot box.
MELBOURNE Cup Day marks the start of another important Victorian race, writes CIMARA DOUTRÉ

Lifeline needs procurement support

 9/02/2004. Staff at SPC Ardmona, Mooroopna Plant, the half peach inspection station. P37 9/02/2004. Staff at SPC Ardmona, Mo...
THE Government needs to match words with action, writes JAMES WAGSTAFF

Nicolle Flint ABC a mouthpiece for fringe groups

ABC serving as mouthpiece for fringe groups
REMOVING 3 million Australian cattle, sheep and goats from a world live export market of 31 million animals will make things worse.

Andrew Rule Control fire and it will work for you

 NEWS: Aerial picture of fire devastation. Bushfires. Fires. Picture taken from Kinglake West, looking toward Melbourne. City...
FIRES have always devastated Australia’s landscape but good managers from the Aborigines know that a controlled burn can do a world of good.

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.

Southwest Vic attracts foreigners

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

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.

Ouyen’s grim death toll

 West Wimmera Harvest. Unloading wheat at the Laharum Grain Storage site. The wheat is travelling up into silo

UPDATE: The Mallee community has been shattered by the accidental death of another young farmer.

Review into country cricket

Supplied Editorial FW: picture

UPDATE: COUNTRY cricket in Victoria is about to go under the microscope.

Auctions take direct hit

Corowa sheep sale

LAMB pricing appears to have shifted in favour of direct selling this spring.

John Deere 1025R a little ripper

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday

SIMPLICITY and versatility are the main selling points for John Deere’s 1 Series sub-compact utility tractors.

Humour is a blowtorch

Country Living: Sculptor and jeweller Russell Petherbridge

RUSSELL Petherbridge successfully crosses the gulf between sport and art.

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.