Looming water allocation uncertainty forced the Hehir family to make the difficult business decision this year to plant only a quarter of the crops they usually would going into summer.
Allocations have increased by five per cent, for Murray and Goulburn system irrigators in northern Victoria.
The recently released report on the Connections project by consultants GHD, identified at least six areas of concern:
Water trading co-operative Waterpool has procured more than 5000 Ml of water for member irrigators in the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holders recent sale, by tender, of Goulburn Valley allocation.
Rice growers remain divided on whether SunRice’s proposal to list on the Australian Securities Exchange will bring about positive change.
The $1billion Goulburn-Murray Water Connections project is in danger of falling behind deadlines and budget unless changes are made, an independent consultants’ report has found.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative is hoping a milk price of $6.05 is achievable for the current year if certain conditions are met, managing director Gary Helou has suggested.
The $2 billion Foodbowl irrigation modernisation project, now known as Connections, is in for a shake-up after an independent mid-term review found governance and communications failings.
The initiative of a group of women has led to the creation of a free event to be held at Blighty, where women can learn more about water management issues, particularly in the lead-up to a hot and dry summer.
Water industry leaders are pleading for a halt in Commonwealth water buy-backs and an urgent review of the social and economic impacts of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan on rural communities.
When Cupid’s arrow strikes it can be unexpected.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
The regular annual tour of heritage-listed former Internment Tatura Camp One again this year attracted interest from Melbourne and Interstate visitors.
HE IS a physiotherapist by day and a thespian by night.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
The rationing of infant milk formula on supermarket shelves reflects a higher demand for product rather than a shortage and Australian manufacturers have responded by ramping up production.
Mathoura car crash sparks grass fire.
Victoria’s strict dangerous dogs laws are considered a laughing stock by other countries, a canine behaviour expert says.
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