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Weather favours vintage

The 2015 wine vintage is proceeding apace, with many winerie ...

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Weather favours vintage

Berry expected

Farmers familiar with overseas food production have not been ...

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Berry expected

Backyard fruit fly threat

Orchardists operating near urban areas are warning they will ...

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Backyard fruit fly threat
Friday, February 27, 2015

Dairy cow dies from anthrax in Tatura

A dairy cow has died from the disease anthrax in the Tatura region.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Berries scare a warning for agriculture

Berries scare a warning for agriculture
By Alexandra Bathman

If consumer habits don’t change, there soon won’t be any fresh Australian fresh produce, Shepparton grower John Dimitropoulos said.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dairy farm wage records under scrutiny

Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors are auditing the wage records of dairy farmers in the Loddon and Campaspe shires.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Food contamination may get worse

By Alexandra Bathman

The hepatitis A scare is just the tip of the iceberg when it came to imported produce, Shepparton fruit grower Chris Georgopoulos says.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Backpacker numbers squeeze out islanders

Backpackers picking fruit to get visa extensions in Australia are undermining a seasonal worker program for Pacific Islanders.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Landholder fined for rabbit inaction

Two Creightons Creek landholders were recently found guilty in Benalla Magistrates’ Court for failing to comply with a notice to eradicate rabbits on their property during a 2013-14 rabbit compliance program.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fair Work to target dairy farms

Fair Work Ombudsman inspectors will visit dairy farms in the Loddon and Campaspe shires next week to help raise awareness among employers of their obligations under federal workplace laws.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cover crop expert at Shepparton

Farming systems group Riverine Plains will host a cover cropping paddock walk with US cover crop expert, Steve Groff on Monday, February 23.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Farm succession planning

Succession planning expert Isobel Knight from Proagitive is coming to Longwood on February 23 to talk about the biggest issue facing family farms today: how to keep the family farm in the family.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

GV misses out on fruit fly cash

The Victorian Government will provide an extra $780000 for the control of Queensland fruit fly in the Mildura area, but nothing is yet available for the Goulburn Valley area.

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