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COULD Maya Linnell have imagined that she would be on top of the best sellers list and be a prize-winning author? For a small-town country girl, she has travelled an amazing road to be both of those things.Maya lives the life that she writes about, thus her books ooze a warmth and authenticity that others […]

Jodi Fry - August 19, 2021

THE Andrews Government has yielded to mounting pressure to rethink the crown land camping arrangements due to start in September. Backlash came from many directions, with farmers, other land holders, traditional owners, and environmental groups banding together to rally against the thoughtlessness of the changes. While each group had different worries, the common concern was […]

Michelle Muir - August 15, 2021

WE have all said it over and over, “the mobile phone service and internet reception here is terrible!” The scariest situations locally have been bushfire and emergency situations when mobile service has been non-existent or unreliable. There have been life threatening situations. Well, here is your chance to get online and put in your complaint. […]

Jodi Fry - August 14, 2021

FATALITIES on Australian farms have dropped by almost half in 2021 but serious farm-related injuries were still a concern, according to a new report from Farmsafe Australia.

Ash Bolt - July 30, 2021

DUNKELD’S Kelly Barnes will represent Victoria in the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Gala Dinner and National Announcement in Canberra later this year.

Campbell Kirwan - June 2, 2021

SOUTH-West livestock selling yards are celebrating big achievements to kick-off 2021, with records smashed at Hamilton, Casterton and Mortlake and the three facilities setting the bar in a competitive Victorian market.   Hamilton agents topped the yardings in state markets for weaner sales in the first week in January, with 10,438 calves sold over four days […]

Kristy McDonald - January 29, 2021

WITH short odds for a vendors’ market, the combined agents Casterton Spring Store Cattle Sale did not disappoint, paying top dividends for local producers.

Kristy McDonald - October 21, 2020

FARMERS are being urged to check their crop closely as armyworms are becoming more frequent and increasingly more damaging. Agriculture Victoria land management extension officer, Heather Drendel said there were higher numbers of armyworm and she urged farmers to address the issue promptly. “There are higher numbers than usual this year in some crops,” she […]

Mitch Lang - September 11, 2020

VRFish, the peak body representing Victorian recreational fishers, is backing the Victorian Government’s commitment to guarantee access to fishing and camping on Crown land that have grazing licences and river frontage.

Spec.com.au - September 4, 2020

NAB has predicted a “limited upside” for Australian wool prices this year, with recovery not expected until 2021.

Kristy McDonald - August 22, 2020

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