Country Hour Victoria
Country Hour for Thursday 21st May 201505/20/15
Productivity Commission inquiry into industrial relations within the wine industry; Bega downgrades its full year earnings; Victorian government wants to change the focus of trade missions; using DNA markers to boost production; GrainCorp oilseed...
Country Hour for Wednesday 20th May 2015
Concern over live cattle exports to Vietnam; South Australia wants to buy Victorian water; problems with Pomegranates; Cherries move north; food pyramid changes; shortage of organic grains; and new cheese plant
Country Hour for Tuesday 19th May, 2015
Concern over moving the Grains Research and Development Corporation; Treasury Wine Estates' workers loosing their jobs; China is likely to halve its global imports of live dairy cattle this year; World Trade Organisation has once again slapped down...
Country Hour for Monday 18th, May 2015
Broiler developments in Victoria; smoke taint of wine; restoring humus; careers in agriculture; future of the trans pacific partnership; Timbercorp investor pain continues; and spinning your own socks.
Country Hour for Friday 15th May 2015
Victorian Government is challenging the feds to start supporting horticulture more; plan to tackle fruit fly; snail causing problems for grain growers; honey industry concerns about Varroa mite; grain growers season; Monsanto merger; wattle farming
Country Hour for Thursday 14th May 2015
Victorian Cherry Conference; Victorian fruit fly action plan; El Nino what does it mean for farmers; sowing crops and senate inquiry into Halal and other certification programs
Country Hour for Wednesday 13th May 2015
Federal budget special report; sea mine finds land; SA cow share scheme losses court bid; dairy investment program expands and El nino making a comeback;
Country Hour for Tuesday 12th May 2015
What's happening to the GrainCorp silos in Victoria; windy sowing season; Federal budget; smarter irrigation projects; Bird flu causing problems in the USA; more on Midfield dairy expansion plans; demand for lamb and farming mice.
Country Hour for Monday 11th May 2015
Murray Goulburn will raise $500 million to upgrade its factories; wool price rises; reviews of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) every two years; future proofing the grains industry; Coles refunds farmers and food processors; drought package details;...
Country Hour for Friday 8th May 2015
Cattle prices are breaking records; Beef Week welcomed more than 300 Chinese investors; One of the biggest olive oil producers in Australia has set up in US; Olive oil harvest; lack of rain concern for cropping farmers; global atlas of world grain...
Country Hour for Thursday 7th May, 2015
Bureau of Meteorology's drought statement; drought effected farmer; drought concessional loans; the farming community is claiming victory in a welfare debate; Winemakers Federation is calling for a multi-million dollar funding boost; outlook for...
Country Hour for Wednesday 6th May 2015
Victorian state budget; Alpine grazing ban passes through State Parliament; The horticulture industry is proposing a green card for working holiday makers; Computer mapping system to track activity on trucking routes; New milk processing facility for...
Country Hour for Tuesday 5th May 2015
Calls to stamp out unscrupulous labour hire companies, exploiting workers on farms and in food processing; farm lobby group wants to see more regulation put in place to hold labour hire companies to account; The business structure of family-run farms...
Country Hour for Monday 4th May, 2015
A plan for an 'animal welfare approved' milk brand has been rejected by the dairy industry; Dairy farmers who are hoping to see global prices jump back up may be in for a tough time; Victoria's state Labor government will release its first budget...
Country Hour for Friday 1st May 2015
East Gippsland Food Cluster; meatworks for Bairnsdale; East Gippsland field days; drop in grain consumption; new dairy processor; calving inducement ban; Heywire grant launch and recovering from bushfire.
Country Hour for Thursday 30th April 2015
The fishing industry at Lakes Entrance; update on the filled shark; United Dairy Farmers Vic vote down raw milk; Gippsland raw milk producer; Gippsland beef; cracking the carbon market; Green army graduates.
Country Hour for Wednesday 29th April 2015
One of the country's largest honey producers is yet to be convinced proposed changes to Country of Origin Food Labelling will benefit industry. Imagine your wheat yields going from an average of less than a tonne per hectare to five tonnes per...
Country Hour for Tuesday 28th April 2015
Today a special broadcast from the Ellinbank Dairy research centre near Warragul. Well we're not far out now from the federal budget, and a government backbencher says the authority in charge of environmental water in the Murray-Darling Basin should...
Country Hour for Monday 27th April 2015
There's been some positive movement in the typically volatile lambskin market. In recent months, prices have lifted on the back of renewed demand for sheep pelts from China and Russia. Private companies should bear responsibility for making sure...
Country Hour for Friday 24th April 2015
Nestle a company known for milk chocolate and infant formula wants to be known for improved animal welfare. The company has teamed up with World Animal Protection, on a global campaign to assess the welfare standards of its suppliers of poultry, pigs...
- Melbourne, VIC
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