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Juniors to show skills

CFA’s junior members are gearing up to showcase their skills at the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Junior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Tatura on February 25 and 26.. About 800 juniors are set to compete in the annual championships

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
Water

A big flush of fresh water

The Goulburn River is about to get a big dose of fresh water as part of the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority’s program for environmental watering.. Depending on natural conditions, including rainfall, the CMA could be applying up to

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
Cropping

Bega Cheese profit

Bega Cheese Limited has announced an increase in first half profit after tax of 8.2% to $15.7 million. Bega Cheese Executive Chairman Barry Irvin said, “I am very pleased to present a strong first half performance particularly in the context of the

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
News

Tradies welcome farmers

A new ‘‘tradie’’ exhibition in Shepparton has been expanded this year to include interests for farmers.. Co-organiser Craig Blizzard said the event, which has been growing since its inception three years ago, had been so successful that

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
Water

South Australians say...

Differing views over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan’s extra 450Gl have spilled over the border, with the South Australian Government at odds with a farm organisation.. Citrus Australia’s South Australia region has refused to support the state

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
News

Yea farmer building...

Yea farmer Wayne Lording sits on his verandah, sips a cuppa and sends his drone to check the horses and cows.. A qualified helicopter pilot, Mr Lording is also building Australia’s first agriculture-specific drone.. ‘‘Farmers have got to look

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Shepparton News
Feb 22 2017
News

Apology for farm...

Federal Government departments have apologised for poor performance in handling some of the botched dairy applications for Farm Household Assistance.. The departments and the Federal Government have come under criticism for lengthy delays, lost

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Geoff Adams
Feb 22 2017
News

Weather concerns for Northern Country

Be on high alert for fire danger tomorrow, as the Country Fire Authority has declared a Total Fire Ban across Northern Country, Mallee, Wimmera, North Central and Central districts. . Bureau of Meteorology Senior Meteorologists, Dean Stewart says

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
News

Rohan is a bee-liever

At just 19 years old, Rohan Ford already has 131 beehives under his belt, with a vision to double his stock — however daunting that process may be.. His passion for bees and beekeeping began at a young age, when he developed an interest in the

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
Viticulture

Beef and lemongrass stirfry

Beef and Lemongrass Stir-fry. Serves four. Ingredients:. 500g beef rump, thinly sliced. 2 tbsp oil. 2 tsp grated ginger. 2 tsp finely chopped lemongrass (white part only). 3 spring onions, cut into 3cm lengths. 1 large red capsicum, thinly sliced

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
Cropping

Bumper crop year...

Total winter crop production in Victoria is estimated to more than double in 2016-17 off the back of favourable spring conditions and estimated high yields.. The Federal Department of Agriculture and Water Resources report is welcome relief for

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Alana Christe...
Feb 21 2017
News

Expo entertains

The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo opened its gates on Friday.. Crowds flocked to the three-day event, as young and old came to see what was new and different in agriculture and farming.. It was a fun weekend out for all ages, with Kings Park

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
News

Seymour Alternative...

...Powered by Cincopa <a href='https://www. cincopa. com/media-platform/html-slideshow'>Slideshow HTML</a> for Business solution.<span>Seymour Alternative Farming Expo 2016</span><span>Extra Photos from the event

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
Water

Basin plan threat rejected

A threat by Labor to force the adoption of the 450Gl of extra water for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has been rejected by irrigators and the Federal Government.. Labor water spokesperson Tony Burke has threatened to move for an amendment to the

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Alana Christe...
Feb 21 2017
Horticulture

Authorities seek tree vandals

Forest Fire Management Victoria is seeking public assistance to identify the person responsible for the illegal removal of tree burls in the Jamieson area.. ‘‘Someone has deliberately removed around 100 burls from trees in the Upper Goulburn

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
News

Molyullah blackhole

At beef farmer John Knapper’s farm, set among the rolling hills of Molyullah, there’s one sound you will never hear — a mobile phone ringing.. Mr Knapper lives in a telecommunication black hole. He relies on his landline to receive calls and

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Alana Christe...
Feb 21 2017
Cropping

Government marijuana...

The first medicinal cannabis crop grown by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has been harvested as the Victorian Government looks to establish a reliable, safe production pipeline for the supply of it to Victorian

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Rodney Woods
Feb 21 2017
Water

Scorching day delivers...

An on-property clearing sale of extensive farming and cropping plant at Bennelong at Barham has realised more than $1million.. The property was sold recently by Ruralco Property for a price in line with the pre-auction forecast of $8.5million

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Shepparton News
Feb 21 2017
Cropping

Victoria's biggest...

Construction of three new solar projects in Victoria’s north-west totalling $500 million and generating more than 200 jobs has been announced as part of the creation of the largest solar farms ever to be built in the state. Renewable energy

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Rodney Woods
Feb 20 2017
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