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.
Three Shepparton companies have received Victorian Government grants for their innovative practises.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
The Rotary Club of Tatura has inducted four new members since the middle of last year.
Echuca tennis player Regan More and Echuca cricketer Taylor Beard are March 2014's Sportstar nominees.
Police are diverting traffic on the Midland Hwy south of Elmore following a collision between two trucks this afternoon.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Plenty of entries and an enjoyable afternoon.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
After his ute lost its load, a winery manager hid eight tanks while he went to get a new rope, but they were gone when he returned.
Students took to Cobram library for holiday Easter-themed craft.
Following a massive win against the Deni Rovers on Saturday, the Bloods have hit top spot for the first time since 2009.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Two drivers were lucky to escape injury after a truck and car collided on Midland Hwy near Benalla this afternoon.
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