Vic govt seeks farm plan balance

TALKS on reducing planning red tape are to take place between Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford and Planning Minister Richard Wynne, this week.
TALKS on reducing planning red tape are to take place between Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford and Planning Minister Richard Wynne, this week.
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AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal. AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal.
JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry. JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry.
GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly. GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly.
IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker. IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker.
A FORMER chairman of the company hoping to buy up 70 South West Victorian dairy farms, Graham Duff, has distanced himself from the project.
03 Aug 15 A FORMER chairman of the company hoping to buy up 70 South West Victorian dairy farms, Graham Duff, has distanced himself from the project.
SEYMOURE police are searching for three valuable working dogs, stolen from a property overnight.
03 Aug 15 SEYMOURE police are searching for three valuable working dogs, stolen from a property overnight.
Many of the 1135 cattle penned at the regular Pakenham store cattle sale on Thursday, August 30, were in winter condition, although most were of good breeding.
31 Jul 15 Many of the 1135 cattle penned at the regular Pakenham store cattle sale on Thursday, August 30, were in winter condition, although most were of good breeding.
Swan Hill Regional Livestock Exchange's prime sheep sale yesterday had a much larger yarding than a fortnight ago.
31 Jul 15 Swan Hill Regional Livestock Exchange's prime sheep sale yesterday had a much larger yarding than a fortnight ago.
When overseas demand plummeted for Australian dairy products in 2008, Will Ryan's family dairy farm suffered a huge blow.
31 Jul 15  1 When overseas demand plummeted for Australian dairy products in 2008, Will Ryan's family dairy farm suffered a huge blow.
School groups, families and other young sheep enthusiasts took the opportunity to test their skills at a series of junior competitions at this month’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show, in Bendigo.
30 Jul 15 School groups, families and other young sheep enthusiasts took the opportunity to test their skills at a series of junior competitions at this month’s Australian Sheep & Wool Show, in...
Small, but by no means insignificant would best describe the yarding of 781 head offered by Kyneton agents at the monthly store cattle sale.
30 Jul 15 Small, but by no means insignificant would best describe the yarding of 781 head offered by Kyneton agents at the monthly store cattle sale.
30 Jul 15 The interest in a planned dairy expansion in Kernot has prompted an “unprecedented” level of concern from local residents, Bass Coast Shire Council general manager sustainable...
HAMILTON high school student Samantha Langley has won a scholarship at Australia's premier wool fashion awards.
30 Jul 15 HAMILTON high school student Samantha Langley has won a scholarship at Australia's premier wool fashion awards.
SOUTHERN cattle enthusiasts are getting a taste of the enormity that is northern beef operations in a new training relationship between the Northern Territory Rural College and Rural Industries Skill Training, Hamilton.
30 Jul 15 SOUTHERN cattle enthusiasts are getting a taste of the enormity that is northern beef operations in a new training relationship between the Northern Territory Rural College and Rural...
THE state's peak agricultural lobby group is in favour of the delayed new Melbourne Market opening.
30 Jul 15 THE state's peak agricultural lobby group is in favour of the delayed new Melbourne Market opening.
WOOLGROWERS' have delivered a scathing assessment of the Wool Selling System Review (WSSR), accusing Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) of presenting a 'sanitised' and 'diluted' report to media.
30 Jul 15  1 WOOLGROWERS' have delivered a scathing assessment of the Wool Selling System Review (WSSR), accusing Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) of presenting a 'sanitised' and 'diluted' report to...
VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
29 Jul 15 VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
A BATESFORD man stole more than $50,000 of wool from properties in the Geelong region to fund his ice addiction, the Geelong Magistrates Court was told.
29 Jul 15 A BATESFORD man stole more than $50,000 of wool from properties in the Geelong region to fund his ice addiction, the Geelong Magistrates Court was told.
SKILLED, eager and competitive, 111 cattle enthusiasts battled it out in the show ring during the Stud Beef Victoria (SBV) Annual Cattle Handler's Camp, held in Bendigo recently.
29 Jul 15 SKILLED, eager and competitive, 111 cattle enthusiasts battled it out in the show ring during the Stud Beef Victoria (SBV) Annual Cattle Handler's Camp, held in Bendigo recently.
VICTORIA’S planning laws were in need of urgent reform, to protect farmers’ rights, according to the state’s peak agricultural body.
29 Jul 15 VICTORIA’S planning laws were in need of urgent reform, to protect farmers’ rights, according to the state’s peak agricultural body.
VICTORIA’S small livestock producers and processors have started to set up a legal defence fund, to give farmers advice on food safety laws.
29 Jul 15 VICTORIA’S small livestock producers and processors have started to set up a legal defence fund, to give farmers advice on food safety laws.
VICTORIAN small producers have cautiously welcomed a review into the state's meat and seafood regulator, PrimeSafe.
29 Jul 15  2 VICTORIAN small producers have cautiously welcomed a review into the state's meat and seafood regulator, PrimeSafe.
Connecting with Tasmanian sheep producers, one tweet at a time; innovative R&D program gains another three years funding.
29 Jul 15 Connecting with Tasmanian sheep producers, one tweet at a time; innovative R&D program gains another three years funding.
Tasmanian dairy farmers hit new production records, producing 886 million litres, last financial year.
29 Jul 15 Tasmanian dairy farmers hit new production records, producing 886 million litres, last financial year.
In a coup for the dairy industry, senior farmhands have been recognised as skilled workers and are now, for the first time, eligible for 457 visas.
28 Jul 15 In a coup for the dairy industry, senior farmhands have been recognised as skilled workers and are now, for the first time, eligible for 457 visas.
The top-priced ram at today’s Ballarat ram sale will help a Gippsland specialist fine wool producer rebuild his flock after it was devastated by bushfire in 2011.
27 Jul 15 The top-priced ram at today’s Ballarat ram sale will help a Gippsland specialist fine wool producer rebuild his flock after it was devastated by bushfire in 2011.
WESTERN District stud principal Tom Silcock is undergoing dramatic trials on the family's property in a bid to lift production of their Merino flock while producing a premium wool product.
27 Jul 15 WESTERN District stud principal Tom Silcock is undergoing dramatic trials on the family's property in a bid to lift production of their Merino flock while producing a premium wool product.
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Stockman - What the Country Party are doing. They are calling the major political parties out on
THE state's peak agricultural lobby group is in favour of the delayed new Melbourne Market opening.30 Jul 15 THE state's peak agricultural lobby group is in favour of the delayed new Melbourne Market opening.
WOOLGROWERS' have delivered a scathing assessment of the Wool Selling System Review (WSSR), accusing Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) of presenting a 'sanitised' and 'diluted' report to media.
30 Jul 15  1 WOOLGROWERS' have delivered a scathing assessment of the Wool Selling System Review (WSSR), accusing Australian Wool...