Country Hour Victoria
Country Hour for Monday 3rd August 201508/02/15
The Victorian Government announces a $200 million "Agriculture infrastructure and jobs fund; meat processors struggling; wild dogs kill 200 sheep this year on one farm alone; and a new deer control program.
Country Hour for Friday 31st July 2015
Grain in Canada; rising cheese imports; the history of barley; Victorian Agribusiness Summit; public hearings on China free trade agreement
Country Hour for Thursday 30th July 2015
Melbourne wholesale fruit and vegetable market puts off moving for another month; concerns over who owns sensitive economic data from farms; moving from cropping to cattle; leaf roll virus causing problems for grape growers; Yo You dairy expansion...
Country Hour for Wednesday29th July 2015
The Melbourne wholesale fruit and vegetable market move delayed for another month; large fishing trawler, the Geelong Star is struggling to make money; mapping the sea bed in South West Victoria; Canadian dairy farmers concerned over what the TPP deal...
Country Hour for Tuesday 28th July 2015
Calls to change the temporary water market; Salvation Army concerned over exploitation of illegal workers; cropping in Gippsland; frosts causing problems for Avocado growers; Northern Territory cattle coming south; the growing problem of food fraud;...
Country Hour for Monday 27th July 2015
Australian Grain Industry Conference; Camperdown dairy international latest export deal to send infant formula to China; Agricultural exports from Australia could double by 2050; The National Farmers Federation has labelled a push by worker unions to...
Country Hour for Friday 24th July 2015
Industrial action slows down several meat processors; Gippsland soaking; NZ envious of Australia's new labels; increasing farm production with data; Melbourne's new wholesale fruit and vegetable market; growers and suppliers concerned the new market...
Country Hour for Thursday 23rd July 2015
Calls for stronger controls over labour hire firms; Costa listing on the Australian Stock Exchange; the future of the wine industry; French farmers protest; suggestions that farmers markets be accredited; Australian farmers who add value by processing...
Country Hour for Wednesday 22nd July 2015
More details about what the country of origin labelling will mean; one company had a big say on country of origin labelling; changes in the way wool is traded are being debated; changes to agricultural courses at Melbourne University; the latest...
Country Hour for Tuesday 21st July 2015
One million head of Australian feeder and slaughter cattle headed for China; Export cattle will probably be sourced from Southern Australian; Victorian port welcomes new trade deal; farmers selling direct online; details of the country of origin...
Country Hour for Monday 20th July 2015
We check in and see how the frost has impacted on orchardists, croppers and sheep farmers; concern over fake wool mark labels; push to get more chemicals registered; concerns over the quality of early table grapes; concern over working holiday visa's...
Country Hour for Friday 17th July 2015
Exports of Australian citrus and table grape now heading back to Vietnam; Investing in agriculture in the US; concern in California about the spread of a bug in citrus orchards; is it unethical to eat meat, dairy and egg products?; National sheep and...
Country Hour for Thursday 16th July 2015
Dairy price plunge; the benefits of leasing the farm; buying wine online; war on feral cats; TPP deal getting closer; aged beef; judging meat and Heywire launch.
Country Hour for Wednesday 15th July 2015
Alternative ways to invest in the farm; more rural financial counsellors; Coles facing Senate hearing; free trade deals not always fantastic news; tough times ahead for investment in renewable energy; Victorian wind farm announcement; Elders...
Country Hour for Tuesday 14th July 2015
Agriculture and farm land the latest hot property; Chinese mega dairy; making potato products more interesting for consumers; cellar door loyalty; overseas demand for beef; Q fever vaccine requests rise; visiting a date farm and smiling faces at the...
Country Hour for Monday 13th July 2015
It's been raining across Victoria, we find out where; a tough year ahead tipped for dairy farmers; Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has denied the Federal approval of the Shenhua Watermark Project has let to a split in the coalition; more farmers...
Country Hour, Friday 10 July 2015
Pork prices are on the rise, and some producers say it's all thanks to a boost in marketing campaigns like Bacon Week. Confidence in the agriculture sector is the best ever, says Nationals Senator John Williams. That's despite a tanking Chinese...
Country Hour for Thursday 9th July, 2015
Community members and irrigators have pleaded with politicians to stop their towns dying as a result of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Over 1000 people packed into a club at Barham on the Murray River to air their concerns at the meeting organised by...
Country Hour for Wednesday 8 July, 2015
Australia's cattle herd is shrinking as farmers continue to cash in on record high beef prices. We meet the farmer supplying 40 top Melbourne restaurants, like the Fat Duck, Vue De Monde and Cumulus, with olive oil. The famous Australian hat maker,...
Country Hour for Tuesday 7 July, 2015
Grain growers say they were hoping for more assistance to take up multi-peril crop insurance as part of the Agricultural White paper. The Bureau of Meteorology says that parts of the Wimmera are facing their driest 12 month periods on record, which...
- Melbourne, VIC
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