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Ratepayers urged to unite at VFF Kalkee rally

Victorian Farmers Federation president David Jochinke has urged Wimmera-Mallee primary producers to provide a strong show of support against ‘unfair’ council rate distribution at a rally on Friday.

PHOTOS | 11th Annual Vintage Rally at Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit

Morrie Oxley, Raywood, at the 11th Annual Vintage Rally, Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit.

STEPPING BACK IN TIME: Morrie Oxley of Raywood works a pair of Clydesdale horses with a vintage hoe at the 11th Annual Vintage Rally at Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit. The two-day rally during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend featured a variety of activities and displays with people sharing experiences and stories based on […]

Victorian Farmers Federation go in to bat on farm rates

Victoria’s peak farming organisation has put regional councils across the state on notice over decisions involving local government farm rates.

Past, present and future for Grains Innovation Park’s 50th anniversary celebrations

ANNIVERSARY TRIAL: Agriculture Victoria senior research scientist Dr Garry Rosewarne hand sows a crop for a ‘heritage trial’ he designed in collaboration with Grains Innovation Park research staff.  

A field demonstration exhibiting the evolution of crop varieties grown in the Wimmera has been hand-sown by Agriculture Victoria staff at Horsham. Dubbed the ‘heritage trial’, it will be a showcase of wheat, barley, field pea, lentil, chickpea, canola and safflower varieties currently grown in the region and many varieties that were grown in years […]

AgTIDE partnership embraces ag technology

Back, Chris Sounness, BCG, Longy students  Claudia Spencer, Jacqui Parker and Jack Wilson; front, student Olivia Loader, Ag minister Jaala Pulford, Emma Vogel, Longy manager John Goldsmith, BCG chair Caroline Welsh and Skillinvest chief executive Darren Webster.

$500,000 for BCG and Longy Agtide program.

Longerenong College leaders have welcomed State Government funding for stage one of an innovative education program designed to ensure Victorian grain-growers and students remain among the best in the world.

End of an era at plant breeding centre as gas cylinder removed

The removal of a 45,000-litre gas cylinder from Agriculture Victoria’s Plant Breeding Centre in Horsham has marked the end of 11 years of field trials to better understand how climate change and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels affect dry-land food production. The Horsham-based Australian Grains Free Air CO2 Enrichment project – AGFACE – was established […]

$51.3-million agriculture investment unlocked

Key market access for growers and farmers has been unlocked with a Federal Government investment of $51.3-million to give Australia stronger representation in overseas markets such as Europe, the UK and across Asia. Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad said this meant farmers had more choice on where and who they sold their produce to. […]

Growing the environment

The State Government has announced $400,000 in funding for Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants, to help kids across the state protect Victoria’s environment. Environment minister Lily D’Ambrosio launched the fund last week, which is open to Victorian schools, kindergartens, childcare centres, Scouts, Guides and youth groups. Grants of up to $5000 will be available to […]

Longerenong College to deliver new AgTIDE eduction program

Longerenong College will deliver a new Agriculture Technology Innovation, Development and Extension – AgTIDE – education program designed to ensure Victorian growers and students remain among the world’s best grain producers. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford announced $578,000 for the first stage of the program at the college today. The State Government has partnered with the […]

AG LIFE: Ryan Chessum goes from study to work on farm

Dooen farmer Scott Johns has been busy preparing for the approaching season and like many farming enterprises across the region employs help to get the job done. Longerenong College graduate Ryan Chessum from Cobram is among people in the Wimmera’s agricultural workforce, having been employed on Mr Johns’ farm for the past two years. Mr […]


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