Last week started with bad news in the shape of the 9000hectare Wunghnu fire and ended with three major projects getting the nod.GEOFF ADAMS February 17, 2014 9:00am
Bruce Dighton and Terry Barnstable at GrainCorp's Numurkah oilseed factory meeting deputy Premier, Peter Ryan
Last week started with bad news in the shape of the 9000
Farmers between Tallygaroopna, Bunbartha and Wunghnu are still reeling after grass fires swept through their paddocks, destroying four homes and thousands of hectares of fencing, sheds, fodder, grain and grass.
On Thursday, the Victorian Government made good on its promise of help for SPC Ardmona in the form of a $22
Despite the lack of any money from the Federal Government, and criticism of SPC Ardmona’s enterprise bargaining agreement, CCA has signed up to a three-year innovation program, with a promise to maintain effective full-time staffing at 500, and to pay back the $22
Staff voted to freeze their pay and conditions for up to 18 months last week.
Under the restructuring Kyabram and Mooroopna factories will close, although SPC Ardmona couldn’t say when.
Product lines are expected to be transferred to Shepparton.
Meanwhile, a joint venture involving a Kyabram company, has opened a $40
Up to 50 jobs are expected to be created at the Old Dookie Rd factory.
And in Numurkah, GrainCorp, has decided to spend $35 million on the upgrade of the former Riverland oilseeds factory, to enable it to produce food grade oil for bulk shipping.
Although the upgrade will not require any more canola, the company said it was its long-term wish to grow the business based in a major canola growing area.
The Cosgrove community banded together on the weekend to help a local family by harvesting a wheat crop.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
St Augustines College, Kyabram, has won the inaugural School’s Sustainability Cup for 2014, beating several Melbourne schools.
Families and diehard supporters are behind the AFL’s decision to freeze ticket prices in season 2015.
Four people, including a father and his two children, were fined more than $18,000 for their role in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a Lockington party earlier this year which ended in a teenager beaten up and forced into a dog cage.
New faces for Girgarre FNC
A time to include late loved ones in the spirit of the season.
Firefighters were able to save a Finley property's buildings after a large stack of hay bales went up in flames on Monday.
Eppalock Primary School has gone global.
Fire brigade celebrates 80th anniversary and three CFA life memberships among other service awards.
Forest tour only way to understand impact.
Fodder depots have been set up in Euroa and Thoona for farmers hit by the recent fires.
The rail tracks are in such disrepear V/Line is having to close the buffet car between Euroa and Seymour due to health and safety concerns to hospitality staff.
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