Last Updated: October 02, 2014

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Victorian exports

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

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

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

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.

Labor may lead the polls ...

 Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews on his parents family farm at Londrigan, near Wangaratta.
THE latest opinion poll has delivered with it a serious case of Labor fever.

Milking it Get the message on China: Farmers

Weekly Times. Staff. Ed Gannon.
AFTER the disappointment of the Japanese trade deal, dairy farmers want us to get the message on China: Australia can’t afford to miss out.

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.

Food label failure

 Queen Victoria Market. Queen Vic Market.

EXCLUSIVE: NOT one Victorian business has been fined for flouting country-of-origin food laws since 2006.

Swans savour a rare flag

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

AN undermanned Shepparton Swans team withstood a last quarter assault to win the premiership at the weekend.

Lamb spring loaded

Stock Theft

LAMB producers are reaping the benefits of historically high saleyard prices.

ATV keeps up with the Holsteins


JURGEN and Corry Haselau have no problem keeping up with the cows with their Can-Am Outlander ATV.

Mittagundi committed to kids

Liz Leyshan - Mittagundi

THERE’S no power, no technology, no mirrors and no watches allowed, yet teenagers willingly apply to stay.

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.