Horticulture

Irreplaceable plants destroyed

The Federal Agriculture Department is reviewing its quarantine procedures after the ‘‘deeply regrettable’’ destruction of irreplaceable plants sent to Queensland from France.. The collection of valuable specimens dating back to the mid-1800s

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Shepparton News
May 20 2017
Cropping

CFA changes rile volunteers

FARMERS fear the Victorian Government risks gutting the Country Fire Authority to create a larger Metropolitan Fire Brigade under a radical new plan to solve the bitter industrial dispute engulfing the CFA and United Firefighters Union by splitting

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
News

Local farmers learn more about their liability risks from...

Sydney litigation expert, John Van de Poll, will be highlighting the importance of farm liability insurance at an event in regional Victoria next week. . Organised by Achmea Australia, the events will enable farmers to gain a greater understanding

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
Water

Still seeking justice for users

Justice for Domestic Users was formed in 2016 to oppose hefty price rises set by Goulburn-Murray Water for small licence holders drawing water from rivers, creeks and groundwater.. As the next stage of the price rise looms, it is time to again

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
News

COAG backs hemp

Australian Primary Hemp has praised the recent announcement by the Council of Australian Governments to permit the legalisation of hemp for consumption in Australia.. The use of hemp products has been isolated to non-food applications including the

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
Viticulture

A Flash of Brilliance

The river has been a good place to be during these crisp autumn mornings - some days a little mist rises off the water as the sun comes up.. The other day an Azure Kingfisher came barrelling out of the mist and entertained us for a while. It was

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The General
May 19 2017
Viticulture

Another tropical...

Very soon after Tropical cyclone Donna which deepened to a very low central pressure of 935 mbs, another cyclone named Ella, formed in the South Pacific. This new cyclone was not as strong as Donna and did not last long, but nevertheless led to

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Peter Nelson
May 19 2017
News

High speed rail looks likely to bypass Goulburn Valley

The proposed high speed inland rail link is expected to bypass the Goulburn Valley-Southern Riverina food bowl region and take a more easterly route.. Community leaders and freight operators have urged the Federal Government to continue to consider

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Shepparton News
May 19 2017
News

Cod and Yellow Belly catches - Gallery

Steve Threlfall, the owner of Trelly's outdoor store sent through some photos of locals with their Cod and Yellow Belly catches.. Take a look at them all below:. . PrevNext<span>Local catches of Cod and Yellow

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Shepparton News
May 18 2017
News

Looming energy crisis a ‘scandal’

Former prime minister John Howard says Australia’s greatest immediate policy challenge was barely mentioned in the federal budget — the looming energy crisis.. Speaking at a post-budget business breakfast with former New Zealand PM John Key, Mr

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Shepparton News
May 18 2017
Cropping

Blight threatens...

All chickpea crops in Victoria and South Australia will need to be closely monitored this year for Ascochyta blight (AB) infection because all current varieties are now rated as either susceptible or moderately susceptible to infection.. A virulence

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Shepparton News
May 18 2017
Cropping

More big green machines

John Deere is launching two new top-of-the-range six-cylinder tractor models rated at 171kW (230hp) and 186kW (250hp), designed to meet the needs of contractors and arable farmers.. The 6230R and 6250R will complete the line-up of John Deere 6R

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Shepparton News
May 18 2017
Water

New chairman at Murray...

Mark Robertson has stepped down as Murray Irrigation Ltd chair and will be replaced by Bruce Simpson.. Mr Simpson said Mr Robertson informed the board of his desire to stand down from the role as he felt he could no longer give the time and

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Shepparton News
May 17 2017
News

Forest inquiry no ‘witch hunt’

A parliamentary inquiry into Victoria’s forestry body won’t be a ‘‘witch hunt’’ because it is simply designed to get some answers for the state’s ailing timber mills, Victorian MP Jeff Bourman says.. Mr Bourman, an MP for the Shooters

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Shepparton News
May 17 2017
Water

Joyce talks basin plan

Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Barnaby Joyce says the 450Gl ‘up-water’ to be delivered as part of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has to happen as long as it’s not detrimental to the economy.. Speaking

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Shepparton News
May 17 2017
Livestock

Strong success for fair

The Strong Wool Breeders Association’s 30th Strong Wool Sheep and Wool Fair attracted breeders from southern NSW and central and north-east Victoria to Benalla on May 7.. There were excellent entries from Cheviot, English Leicester, Lincoln

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Shepparton News
May 17 2017
Opinion

Do we need to face our...

Heights and needles are two things in life I would rather do without.. Heights is a genuine fear and needles are not exactly a fear, but something that makes me quite anxious.. For as long as I can remember I’ve always been very nervous around

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Shepparton News
May 17 2017
Dairy

Youngsters still on...

What are their personalities like?. Jan: They’re pretty good company and they’re handy to have around.. Luke: Shepherds will stop (and rest) when they are finished working — kelpies never stop. They are the ‘Energiser bunny’ of the dog

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Shepparton News
May 17 2017
News

Alcohol linked to...

Drinking as little as little 6g of alcohol a day — less than one standard drink — may increase the risk of breast cancer returning for survivors of the disease.. New research shows the equivalent of 60ml of wine a day, or about half a bottle

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Shepparton News
May 17 2017
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