Dairy farmers able to compare prices for first time

In an industry first, farmers have been able to compare dairy prices.

In an industry first, dairy farmers were able to compare prices last week when all milk processing companies announced their opening prices. While the prices were not as grim as some industry analysts predicted, they were lower than last year.

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Easter marathon challenge for Chris his biggest yet

Ripplebrook resident Chris Dunne ran a marathon around his nursery and farm property to bring more business in, while also putting a smile on peoples face over Easter.

As many families bunkered down inside, eating more chocolate than usual do to the circumstances, local tree grower Chris Dunne was getting ready for one of his toughest endurance challenges yet. His inaugural isolation nursery. Chris decided to run a

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Farming properties to be considered for rate reduction

The Baw Baw Shire has announced a funding package to help many affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

High valued farming properties identified for future residential developments are being considered for rate reductions, possibly at the expense of other ratepayers. New differential rates scenarios that could potentially shift the rate burden to general ratepayers were outlined at council’s

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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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