Country Hour Victoria
Country Hour for Monday 31st August 201508/30/15
New Melbourne wholesale fruit and vegetable market final opens; dairy processor Murray Goulburn annual results; concern over mandatory tagging; cold winter in Gippsland causing problems for vegetable growers; selling beef online in China; using squid...
Country Hour for Friday 28 August, 2015
It's now more likely than ever a Government push to put a lid on water buybacks in the Murray Darling Basin will become law. A change of heart in South Australia means opposition to the bill has dried up. A crash in global dairy prices and strong...
Country Hour for Thursday August 27th 2015
NSW farmers concerned about Victoria's push for mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats; NFF calling for the Free Trade Agreement with China to be ratified; Goulburn Murray water customers not happy with increases in fees and charges; concern...
Country Hour for Wednesday August 26th 2015
Where's the money coming from for the Murray Basin rail project; what our water experts can teach the American's; creating your own hydro power plant; new weather satellite; grower almonds with super; and the horticultural transition.
Country Hour for Tuesday 25th August 2015
Share market movements; broiler farm concerns; international seed vault; farmers pretty happy about the future; Graincorp upgrades; chook health day and saving bees with sensors on their heads.
Country Hour for Monday 24th August 2015
Funding the Murray Basin rail link; wool prediction falls; the growing asparagus market; wine equalisation tax rebate reforms; halal labelling of food; banking on cheese and remembering the Ord scheme
Country Hour for Friday 21 August 2015
Planning laws and the right to farm debate are in the spotlight with the planning minister Richard Wynne introducing an advisory committee to review how farm applications are approved. A senate inquiry into halal certification is underway. The...
Country Hour for Thursday 20th August 2015
Today the Northern Territory Country Hour team presents a special Country Hour program looking at investing in Northern Australia.
Country Hour for Wednesday 19th August 2015
Victorian Auditor General concerned about cuts to biosecurity staff in Victoria; International dairy trade bounces back; online petition grows to support right to farm; Treasury Wines profits rising; unimproved pastures proving to be a winner.
Country Hour for Tuesday 18th August 2015
wood chip exports; vegetable export growth; concerns over the high cost of water; a La Nina could be headed our way; new super quarantine facility being tested.
Country Hour for Monday 17th August 2015
Murray Basin rail network details announced; Victorian farmers happy about rail upgrades; controlling lovegrass; market falling for export dairy cattle; back yard fruit fly traps and the Country Hour turns 70.
Country Hour for Friday 14th August 2015
Southern live exports set to grow; concern over new beef industry body; Vintage traders wraps up; small steps to halt decline in the chicken industry; Friday Forum: Agri-tourism
Country Hour for Thursday 13th August 2015
Scotland bans GM crops; trust in science; bee hive theft; exporting cattle to China; the survival of the Murray Hardyhead fish; farming belted galloway cattle and US summer crop forecast.
Country Hour for Wednesday 12th August 2015
Today a special program all about the rise in beef prices, and what this means for farmers, consumers, processors and butchers, broadcast from Warragul in Gippsland.
Country Hour for Tuesday 11th August 2015
Calls to stop the practice of inducing dairy cattle; a different sort of Chinese dairy investment in south west Victoria; VFF calls for a review into council rates; the right to farm debate continues; more snags with exporting citrus to Vietnam and...
Country hour for Monday 10th August 2015
Difficulty getting workers led one farm to employ workers from overseas; calls for changes to the Global dairy trade auction system; 70 years of The Country Hour: using mobile phones to call cows and using the waste to feed cows
Country Hour for Friday 7th August 2015
Russian import trade ban one year on; selling kiwi fruit farm to the Kiwi's; kids on the hunt for food; shearing to raise money and the right to farm.
Country Hour for Thursday 6th August 2015
Federal Government says not MDBA review needed; Wool's lost generation; customers loyal about wool; Forestry MIS Inquiry; diet to control dairy methane emissions; irrigating grain crops.
Country Hour for Wednesday 5th August 2015
Goodnewswitha stolen dogreturned;globaldairy marketfalling;dairymarketin NZandAustralia;waterproject announcements;growingmacadamianuts downsouth;newdrought co-ordinator
Country Hour for Tuesday 4th August 2015
New legal fund to support farmers; locals concerned over broiler farm development; research on impact of trawl fishing; big dairy farm deal; further calls for an review into MDBA; slow uptake of merino select program and stolen working dogs.
- Melbourne, VIC
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