Farming improvements

Thorpdale potato farmer Stuart Jennings spends a lot of time thinking about water and energy.

Thorpdale potato farmer Stuart Jennings spends many an hour driving his tractor, thinking about water and energy. Stuart’s thoughts and concerns about climate risks and challenges are representative of what many farmers face and the issues that will be discussed

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Hemp attracts interest

Six varieties of commercial hemp have been planted in a 2.5 hectare area on the property of Cathy Briant and Andrew Peart.  Cathy monitors the growth rates carefully in the first year of growing the crop which they hope will bring some exciting opportunities in the future.

With a beef farming background, Cathy Briant and Andrew Peart admit they have little expertise in cropping.  But, they have taken on a crop that is creating a lot of interest. Industrial hemp is an industry in its early stages

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Joe takes centre stage

Joe Meggetto chats with David Koch on “Kochie’s Business Builders” to deliver an important mental health message in the aim of helping others in the farming industry going through tough times.

It was a hive of activity as camera crews took centre stage on a Warragul farm last week where farmer Joe Meggetto was about to deliver an important mental health message for television audiences. Joe doesn’t enjoy being centre of

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Road upgrade benefits farmers

Local farmer Trish Hammond joins Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford and Baw Baw Shire mayor Joe Gauci in inspecting Labertouche North Rd, which has been in need of urgent upgrades.

Dairy and beef producers in Labertouche are set to increase productivity following a $1.16 million funding announcement to seal and widen a seven-kilometre section of Labertouche North Rd. Labertouche North Rd is used by local dairy, beef, agriculture suppliers, emergency

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