Country Hour Tasmania
Country Hour for Friday 22nd August 201408/22/14
Small egg producers are calling on the state government to confirm it's position on the national egg labelling laws. This Sunday market gardeners Provenance Growers are asking customers at the Hobart Farm Gate market to sign a petition urging the...
Country Hour for Thursday 21st August 2014
Quite a unique event occurred in Tasmania's north west this morning ,a rally over the levy paid by onion growers which was held at Premium Fresh at Forth. Tasmania's largest poppy processing company Tasmanian Alkaloids says it is taking a cautious...
Country Hour for Wednesday 20th August 2014
Victorian farmers have legally started growing poppies, as licenses have just been approved. Australia's third largest poppy producer, TPI Enterprises, has secured the first commercial license to distribute poppy seeds to farmers. Tasmanian Poppy...
Country Hour for Tuesday 19th August 2014
The state of the salmon industry in Tasmania has been mirrored by the full year profit results announced by Tassal today. The biggest of the three Tasmanian salmon producers has announced an increase of almost 23 per cent on after tax profit to just...
Country Hour for Monday 18th August 2014
Three Tasmanian finalists have been named in the various categories for the Australian Farmer of the Year. The dairy industry in Tasmania will be represented by Nigel and Rachel Brock of Montana near Deloraine who are one of three finalists in the...
Country Hour for Friday 15th August 2014
The Norfolk Island community is frustrated with Commonwealth Government's decision overturned a license for medicinal cannabis to be grown on the island. Australian cherry growers have set themselves a target of significantly boosting the amount of...
Country Hour for Thursday 14th August 2014
The Chair of the Parliamentary Committee inquiring into the dismantling of the Triabunna Woodchip Mill has denied the inquiry is a witch hunt. A Tasmanian cherry exporter believes other markets will be found to replace the market in Russia following...
Country Hour for Wednesday 13th August 2014
Day two of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Triabunna Mill is underway at Parliament House, and there's been a new development today. Mill owner Graeme Wood is seeking legal advice on whether the inquiry exceeds the authority of State Parliament,...
Country Hour for Tuesday 12th August 2014
The Parliamentary Inquiry into the Triabunna Woodchip Mill began today in State Parliament and several witnesses have already appeared before the Committee which is investigating the closure, sale and ultimate dismantling of the mill. The State...
Country Hour for Monday 11th August 2014
Australian dairy exporters have moved from watching Russia, to watching Europe.
Country Hour for Friday 8th August 2014
It's being read as an international case of tit for tat, and In response to sanctions imposed on it from other countries, Russia has retaliated with a ban on food imports from a range of western nations - including Australia. CEO of the Tasmanian...
Country Hour for Thursday 7th August 2014
The national conference for the Isolated Children's Parents' Association in Launceston calls for reassurances on allowances for Tasmanian students. Lyons MP Eric Hutchinson officially opened the conference this morning, and says in principle,...
Country Hour for Wednesday 6th August 2014
Dairy farming has long been dominated by family owned enterprises, but a company is hoping to draw those smaller businesses together to increase export and production power. Australian Dairy Farms says it's been overwhelmed by investor interest ahead...
Country Hour for Tuesday 5th August 2014
Milk powder company Bellamys has become the latest Tasmanian company to list on the stock exchange, and today's listing was a great success. The one dollar shares offered by Bellamys opened on the ASX at $1.31 effectively valuing the company at more...
Country Hour for Monday 4th August, 2014
The Fair Work Ombudsman has announced a crackdown on backpacker workers on Working Holiday Visas. The Ombudsman says they're targeting regional areas and farms in particular as they're worried about exploitation.The Federal Government's Green Army is...
A new report has found that 30 to 50 per cent of the vegetables grown in the north west of Tasmania are either ploughed back into the ground or fed to livestock. At the same time, new figures on the price and availability of fresh produce show...
Country Hour for Thursday 31st July 2014
A group of growers, processors and business people have gathered in Ulverstone to look at ways to improve Tasmania's local food economy and steer away from the influence of the two big supermarkets. Woolworths has sent a letter to fruit and vegetable...
Country Hour for Wednesday 30th July 2014
Bothwell farmers John and Annie Ramsay have won the national MLA Challenge beating 5 other farmers in Australia. The challenge for farmers was to turn around their productivity by various means over a 12 month period in a program supported by Meat and...
Country Hour for Tuesday 29th July 2014
The State Emergency Services has been kept busy all day after severe weather caused damage to a number of areas in the north of Tasmania overnight. The owners of a timber distribution business near Burnie are cleaning up today after their showroom and...
Country Hour for Monday July 28th 2014
Coastal shipping regulations are likely to be changed to give foreign operators a bigger share of the trade. That's the view of Australian Maritime College policy analyst, Barry Lewarn, based on last month's Productivity Commission report into...
- Hobart, TAS