News

Dingo plan welcomed

Victorian farmers are relieved Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has committed not to release dingoes into the wild.. The VFF was concerned the Victorian Government’s revamped Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee risked diluting any attempt to

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Shepparton News
Jun 28 2017
Cropping

Sheed urges govt to step in

State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has urged the Victorian Government to inform crop growers of a recall of certain herbicides as well as their rights in relation to damages.. Ms Sheed was speaking in Victorian Parliament on June 20 and said

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Shepparton News
Jun 28 2017
Water

Emergency exercise

A joint flood operation and emergency training exercise was held recently at Dartmouth Dam to ensure staff are prepared for a range of high-risk situations.. Murray-Darling Basin Authority representatives joined AGL (power station) staff and

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Shepparton News
Jun 28 2017
Dairy

‘Relief in sight’ for dairy

Despite dairy farmers’ trust in processors falling in the past 12 months, the industry looks like it is turning a corner.. That is the message from Dairy Australia’s most recent Dairy Situation and Outlook Report.. Speaking at a Murray Dairy

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Rodney Woods
Jun 28 2017
Livestock

Sheep latest showcased

Sheep producers will hear about new research and technology to benefit their farm businesses at a forum in Wagga Wagga next month.. The forum, hosted by the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, will bring together speakers from the Australian

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Shepparton News
Jun 28 2017
News

Get fired-up safely...

As the temperature drops and Victorians turn up the heat, Environment Protection Authority Victoria is encouraging households with wood heaters to take practical steps to help reduce smoke from their heaters over winter.. Reduced air quality across

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Shepparton News
Jun 28 2017
News

Report shows road...

State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan is calling for an immediate injection in roads funding after a report showed cuts to Victoria’s road maintenance budget was wreaking havoc across north-east Victoria.. The report, tabled by the state’s Auditor

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Dairy

Murray Goulburn increases milk price

Major milk processor Murray Goulburn has lifted its opening price for the 2017-18 season from $4.70/kg milk solids to $5.20/kg and increased its forecast range of prices for the season.. The company, which has come under sustained criticism from

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Cropping

Spot the disease

Season 2017 is producing mixed fortunes in terms of canola diseases for growers in the southern cropping region.. While the risk of blackleg disease has reduced with the lack of consistent rainfall in many parts of the region, there has been an

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
News

Concession on fire reform bill

Victoria’s controversial fire service reforms could be amended after Premier Daniel Andrews agreed to work with concerned crossbenchers.. The bill has stalled in the upper house, with the Andrews Labor Government unable to get crossbench support

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Dairy

Lucy almost lost in La...

Where did you get Lucy?. Kate: There were two kelpie-blue heeler dogs out at a Byrneside property looking for rehoming. They were at a large western horse training facility that could no longer accommodate dogs. As soon as I met her it was meant to

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Water

Rubicon expands into...

The announcement of a new joint venture agreement in China is the latest development in a string of expansions pursued by Rubicon Water.. After the Chinese deal was signed, Rubicon chief executive Bruce Rodgerson left for India, where he met with

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Geoff Adams
Jun 27 2017
Water

Million-dollar water...

Irrigation technology developed in northern Victoria will be a key part of a new $200million deal between Rubicon Water and a Chinese province.. Under the joint venture agreement, equipment and technology built in Shepparton will be exported to

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Geoff Adams
Jun 27 2017
News

Paraded in the ring

It was the year that Australia’s biggest reservoir, Lake Eucumbene, was completed, the Menzies Government won a fifth term in office and Baystone won the Melbourne Cup, but 1958 was also the first time regional winners met in Melbourne for the

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Rodney Woods
Jun 27 2017
Dairy

Milk flows at Stanhope Fonterra plant

Stanhope’s new state-of-the-art cheese plant is a step closer to making cheese after the first milk flowed through the lines.. The milk, collected from northern Victorian farms, will be made into cheese destined for the domestic and global

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Shepparton News
Jun 27 2017
Water

Basin plan criticised

Both the federal agriculture minister and the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s chief executive officer say the Murray-Darling Basin Plan is on track to succeed, despite warnings it is set to fail.. Federal Agriculture Minister and Deputy Prime

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Rodney Woods
Jun 27 2017
News

China not the enemy

A former Victorian premier fears anti-foreign investment sentiment in Australia could compromise future economic prosperity and cost opportunities with China.. John Brumby is the national president of the Australia China Business Council, which is

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Shepparton News
Jun 26 2017
Viticulture

Dry spell and warm...

The long spell of dry weather and above normal warmth each day has continued last week and is expected to continue up to near the end of the month in our regions. However, there are signs of a change approaching. Perth last Thursday 22nd , received

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Peter Nelson
Jun 26 2017
Water

Report points to plan...

The release of a new report on the impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on Murray irrigators is aimed at drawing attention to the loss of water to agriculture.. Representing the Southern Riverina Irrigators, Shelley Scoullar was part of a small

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Shepparton News
Jun 26 2017
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