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Tariffs to be abolished

Australia’s agricultural sector will receive a boost following the signing of a free-trade agreement with Peru, with 99 per cent of tariffs to be abolished.. The deal signals big wins for a number of sectors including the dairy, grains and red

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Water

Works completed

The Connection project’s $100million in winter works have been completed, with the works expected to deliver 429Gl in water savings each year.. The works, which began in June, included the upgrading of more than 33km of irrigation channel to

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
News

Keeping it in the family

Last year the Palmer family, who lives on a Cohuna dairy farm, barely made it to the Melbourne Cup carnival’s Emirates Stakes Day at Flemington courtesy of a car breaking down.. It would prove worth the panic when Cecelia Palmer and her four

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Cropping

Organics push

A new era of regional prosperity lies ahead as young farmers embrace new chemical-free production techniques, according to one of the world’s leaders in organic farming research.. After proving the value of organic production and nutrition of

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Livestock

Change at the top for...

A new era of leadership in advocacy and governance has started, with Sheep Producers Australia officially becoming the peak industry body for the nation’s sheep and lamb industry last week.. The new body replaced the former Sheepmeat Council

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Cropping

Smarter grain...

The most advanced grain harvesting technology from front to back is featured in the combines and headers John Deere is introducing for 2018.. This includes four new S700 combine models (S760, S770, S780 and S790) that offer producers significant

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
News

Hay fire causes differ

The cause of hay fires this season will depend on the region, according to two CFA representatives.. Cosgrove and Pine Lodge CFA captain Ross Harmer said this season was no different to any other, with weather conditions not playing much of a part

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Rodney Woods
Nov 22 2017
Horticulture

Removals in demand

High demand for the free Urban Fruit Tree Removal Program has led to a further extension of its closing date.. More than 600 applications have been received to have unwanted fruit trees removed from residential yards across the Goulburn and Murray

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Shepparton News
Nov 22 2017
Dairy

MG settles with ASIC

Dairy processor Murray Goulburn has agreed to a settlement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission over ASIC’s investigation into the co-operative’s involvement in the milk price crisis.. The settlement is subject to

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Rodney Woods
Nov 22 2017
News

Happy Ag Day!

Today is the inaugural Agriculture and Related Industries Day, which has been created to recognise the understated contributions made by Australia’s farm sector.. Senator Bridget McKenzie said AgDay was an opportunity for Australians to

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Livestock

Get connected with MLA...

Meat & Livestock Australia is preparing to tackle one of the biggest on-farm productivity constraints with a bold plan to improve connectivity on-farm and right through the red meat supply chain.. The new connectivity program will be launched by

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Horticulture

China opens for GV...

More Australian peaches, plums and apricots will be seen in China after Australia inked a deal with the world’s most populated country allowing more local stone fruit to be exported.. The deal has been hailed as a ‘‘game

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
News

Focus on bike safety

New quad bike laws could be introduced next year with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission launching an investigation into the safety of the four-wheeled vehicles.. Announced last week, a new inquiry will explore the issue as part of

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
Dairy

Funding figures out

The Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s Annual Report for the 2016-17 season has been released and the foundation is increasing its funds for industry projects.. Despite the financial input into industry projects for the 2015-16 season totalling

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Rodney Woods
Nov 21 2017
Livestock

Guinea fowl rounds up the sheep

When the Jewell family makes the trek out to the paddocks to herd sheep, it’s not just the trusty working dogs that follow.. Having accidentally adopted a guinea fowl almost two years ago, the feathered friend — who they’ve dubbed

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Alana Christe...
Nov 21 2017
News

Sustainable farming driven by values

On nearly 117ha at Killawarra (24km north-west of Wangaratta), you will find Blonde d’Aquitaine and Limousin beef cattle, Dorper sheep, Isa Brown chooks and a small hive of bees.. The property, Killawarra Farm, is also the home of the Kirby

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Rodney Woods
Nov 21 2017
News

Demand drives wool...

Strong export demand is continuing to fuel rising wool prices, delivering record highs last week and leaving producers with plenty to smile about.. The industry’s price benchmark, the Eastern Market Indicator, jumped 58¢ on the previous

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Alana Christe...
Nov 21 2017
Cropping

Byrneside farmer...

A maize crop grown on the property of Nathan Heckendorf of Narrandera in southern NSW has taken out the irrigated section of the inaugural National Maize Competition, beating Cooma’s Ian Hamano to the title.. Mr Heckendorf’s crop of

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Shepparton News
Nov 21 2017
News

No relief for...

Saputo’s chief executive officer has ruled out reversing the closure of Murray Goulburn’s Rochester site if the company’s bid to take over the co-operative is successful.. Lino Saputo, who is also the chairman of the

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Rodney Woods
Nov 21 2017
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