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Visa change may affect farm labour

Changes to Australia’s skilled migration system must reflect the needs of farmers to ensure the country’s agricultural industry remains strong and competitive, according to the NSW Farmers Association.. Association president Derek Schoen said

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
News

Review into rail policy

V/Line chief executive officer James Pinder has confirmed V/Line will commission an independent review of its Heat Restriction Standards introduced in December 2016.. Rail Freight Alliance chair Glenn Milne welcomed the announcement and highlighted

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Shepparton News
Apr 28 2017
News

Boy drives across state

Police are continuing to investigate how a 12-year-old boy managed to drive 1300km across NSW, from the east coast to the South Australian border, without being stopped.. The boy was attempting to drive solo across Australia to Perth when he was

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
News

Program rewards innovation

Young producers and supporting professionals looking to develop new high value opportunities or introduce new technologies have been encouraged to apply for round two of the Food Value Chain Innovators: Young Food Innovators program.. The Young Food

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
Viticulture

My Easter was,...

We were back at our traditional Easter camp, where The Boss has been spending Easters for the last 20 years or so, with his mate Frank. There wasn't much water running in the little creek past our usual spot so we moved over to the next gully where

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The General
Apr 27 2017
Cropping

Blackleg threat to...

Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being urged to check the latest blackleg disease ratings for canola cultivars ahead of sowing in 2017.. The ratings, contained in the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Blackleg

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
News

Yoghurt Baked Salmon...

Lemon and Paprika Yoghurt Baked Salmon with Sweet Potato Chips. Serves 2. Ingredients:. 300g sweet potato, peeled. 1 tbsp olive oil. cup grated parmesan. 2 x 150g salmon fillets. 1 cup Greek-style yoghurt. zest of 1 lemon. 1 tsp smoked paprika. 1

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
News

Time to walk the dog

The sound of paws pattering on the pavement will echo across Victoria Park Lake in Shepparton next month at the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk.. Registrations are now open for the 18 walks being held across the state on Sunday, May 21.. More than 25000

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
Dairy

Hat-trick of price rises at Fonterra auction

Dairy product prices are up at Fonterra’s GlobalDairyTrade auction, rising for the third time in a row and offering a boost to sentiment.. The GDT price index gained 3.1 per cent from the previous auction two weeks ago and the average price rose

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
News

Looking at risks

A community working group established eight months ago to consider bushfire risk management measures in the Strathbogie Ranges is making progress.. The Strathbogie Community Bushfire Planning Group consists of 17 community members and aims to

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
News

Lamb sale supports...

Wanalta sheep farmers Billy and Katrina Ogden have helped to raise thousands of dollars for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal with a fundraiser at the Bendigo saleyards on April 10.. The couple donated 10 lambs for the auction and

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
Cropping

High demand for seed...

The Australian canola industry is shaping up for a strong year in 2017.. Nuseed is encouraging canola growers to act quickly to secure seed for this year’s sowing after fielding unprecedented demand from distributors across the country on the back

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
News

Committing memories to...

The recollections of early farming life when men laboured with horse teams and earned a living by the sweat of their brow remain strong with Norm Weaver.. He still pays attention to the weather like a farmer would and was always interested in

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Shepparton News
Apr 27 2017
News

Rain tops up tallies

Big falls of rain were recorded across northern and western Victoria on Friday and Saturday.. Echuca has recorded about 80mm for April, after about 60mm fell on Friday.. The rain tapered off towards the north-east, but Shepparton has already

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Cropping

Bumper harvest under way

The largest Riverina rice harvest in three years is under way, with SunRice expecting more than 800000tonnes to be harvested — an increase of more than 200 per cent from last year.. SunRice’s Australian Grain Services grower services and

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Cropping

Probe site selection is critical

A soil moisture probe is critical ahead of winter planting and irrigation planning.. Growers and agronomists are generally becoming more adept at using soil capacitance probes and interpretive software to assess paddock moisture levels.. Yet site

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Dairy

The girls are clever...

Where did you get Peanut?. One of our friends had a litter and asked if we wanted another pup. A friend called her a peanut and the name stuck.. What’s she like?. Doesn’t have a bad streak in her at all. She’s about as friendly as you can get

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
Cropping

Growers urged to watch...

Stay vigilant is the message being offered to wheat growers across NSW and Queensland looking to minimise the threat of crown rot infection this season.. It’s no casual reminder — crown rot is one of the most serious disease threats to winter

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Shepparton News
Apr 26 2017
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Decentralisation push

Federal Regional Development Minister Fiona Nash has laid down the law to federal departments, telling them to pack up for the country or provide a reasonable reason why they should stay in a capital city.. Speaking at the National Press Club last

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Alana Christe...
Apr 26 2017
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