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Country Hour Victoria

ABC (Australia)

The Country Hour brings you the latest in agricultural and mining news and developments from around Victoria. ABC Radio's Country Hour is Australia's longest running radio program. It's broadcast daily at midday on local radio.

The Country Hour brings you the latest in agricultural and mining news and developments from around Victoria. ABC Radio's Country Hour is Australia's longest running radio program. It's broadcast daily at midday on local radio.
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Melbourne, VIC

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The Country Hour brings you the latest in agricultural and mining news and developments from around Victoria. ABC Radio's Country Hour is Australia's longest running radio program. It's broadcast daily at midday on local radio.

Language:

English


Episodes

Victorian Country Hour for Friday 22nd June 2018

6/21/2018
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Trust and rebuilding confidence in the dairy industry; Fonterra dairy farm suppliers confident that returns will increase; Bonlac supplier group optimistic about the future of the industry; pesticide availability in Asia causes problems; National Farmers Federation travelling the country to know what matters most to farmers; farmers concerned about rise in farm rates and ear tags in sheep not just for identification.

Duration:00:55:02

Victorian Country Hour for Thursday 21st June 2018

6/20/2018
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Fonterra offer opening price for upcoming milk season; superannuation funds investing in agriculture; investing in farmland a growing trend; money for a new robotic weeding machine; the latest el nino forecast; the young grower of the year and we meet Elton the Mr Reliable in the bull world.

Duration:00:55:02

Victorian Country Hour for Wednesday 20th June 2018

6/19/2018
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Dairy farmer confidence falling; Dairy company Saputo offers opening price; Burra Foods announces an export deal; overuse of pesticides in China causing problems; melon industry rebuilds after Listeria outbreak; labour hire laws pass Victorian parliament; and China trade wars.

Duration:00:55:02

Country Hour, Tuesday 19th June 2018

6/18/2018
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The new owner of Murray Goulburn, Saputo has announced an opening milk price of $5.75 per kilo of milk solids. A new report into the southern Murray-Darling Basin suggests drought, population decline and on-farm technology are the major factors leading to job losses in the region.

Duration:00:55:02

Country Hour, Monday 18th June 2018

6/17/2018
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Thirty years of hard work is about to go up in smoke. A fruit grower from Cobram has ripped up his apple orchard and will burn the lot. A decision by a major supermarket to sell 'mince' made from plants in the red meat aisle has angered farm lobby groups.

Duration:00:55:00

Victorian Country Hour for Friday 15th June 2018

6/14/2018
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New collective milk bargaining; small forestry producers having trouble harvesting; are taller cows better producers?; what agriculture industry groups can learn from others; growing coffee in Australian; record number of hay tucks headed to northern states; huge number of kangaroos in NSW causing problems; and taking from farmgate to plate.

Duration:00:55:02

Victorian Country Hour for Thursday 14th June 2018

6/14/2018
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Black sea grain headed to our traditional markets; the growth of digital usage in farming; using twitter for advice; the benefits of sugar beet; using magnets in wine production; the future for the cattle industry; concern about citrus canker and what we can learn from what's happening in NZ agriculture.

Duration:00:55:02

Victorian Country Hour, Wednesday 13th June 2018

6/12/2018
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Despite the dry in many of the country's grain growing regions the nations crop forecaster is expecting an average winter crop harvest. The volume of non-mulesed wool hitting auction floors has increased substantially for the 2017/18 season. Data tracked by Australian Wool Exchange shows bales declared "non-mulesed" have jumped 20 per cent.

Duration:00:55:02

Victorian Country Hour, Tuesday 12th June 2018

6/11/2018
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Farmer confidence is at a five year low according to a new survey. Rabobank interviewed a thousand farmers for its latest farmer confidence survey, and dry weather and a lack of rain came up as the top concern. Farmers in Lindenow in East Gippsland have raised concerns about the local council's decision to rezone a block of land from farming to township.

Duration:00:55:02

Victorian Country Hour for Monday 11th June 2018

6/10/2018
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Record price for kelpie dog; irrigation council reacts to ministerial meeting; further concern for live exports this time from feed producers; growing the perfect brussels sprout; another dairy company offers opening milk price; mohair hits record prices; concern about water levels in wine; feeding bees during a drought and a handing on the family farm.

Duration:00:55:02

Victorian Country Hour for Friday 8th June 2018

6/7/2018
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Big dry and what it means for cattle prices; meat processors are busy due to drought; egg producers face high feed prices; Vic water minister on MDBA meeting; our barley in demand in China; angora goat fibre in high demand; breeding climate friendly sheep and we head off to the world seed congress.

Duration:00:54:59

Victorian Country Hour for Thursday 7th June 2018

6/6/2018
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The effect of the MDBA on communities; what does minimum wage mean for farmers; monitoring meat temperature during transport; chestnut rot causing problems; new feed calculator; how sheep producers are coping with lack of feed and we head off droving.

Duration:00:55:02

Victorian Country Hour for Wednesday 6th June 2018

6/6/2018
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Sell, feed or agist is the question livestock producers are asking; how one farmer is making those decisions; snap trap to control fruit fly; biosecurity in the backyard; making broccoli latte; calls for a milk price restructure; MDBA cracking down on dodgy water deals and safety in the fishing industry.

Duration:00:54:57

Victorian Country Hour for Tuesday 5th June 2018

6/5/2018
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One of the largest wine expos wraps up in Hong Kong; wool growers very happy with the current prices; nitrogen frost trials; is multi peril crop insurance worth it?; the oversupply of pork and what it means for pig producers; how the Danish handle animal emissions; and control carp in our waterways.

Duration:00:54:57

Victorian Country Hour for Monday 4th June 2018

6/3/2018
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Coles announce they'll use less plastic; Murray basin rail still on track; the good and bad of being a wool producer; the latest grain outlook; Saputo trying to lure farmers over from Fonterra; PM visits NSW drought communities; a new idea for drought support; and could we really export pork to China?

Duration:00:54:57

Victorian Country Hour for Friday 1st June 2018

5/31/2018
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Wool price keeps rising; but who is using woollen products?; International milk day; concerns over Basin rail holdups; crop trial comes to an end; hog deer count in Gippsland; Fonterra announces closing milk price; demand for temporary water grows and cotton in demand in flower shops.

Duration:00:54:57

Victorian Country Hour for Thursday 31st May 2018

5/31/2018
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Weather outlook for the next couple of months; how soil moisture is looking; not enough local apples for cider production; how trees can improve your farm production; pork industry in crisis; visiting students checking out our farms; new saleyards for Ballarat.

Duration:00:54:57

Victorian Country Hour for Wednesday 30th May 2018

5/30/2018
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Federal government announces a nature conservation area at Nimmie-Caira; option to opt out of live exporting of cattle; starting out in the wine industry; hop regions growing; we head off for olive harvest; a boom in poll merino; optimism for poppy industry and beeswax shortage causes problems for beard growers.

Duration:00:54:57

Victorian Country Hour for Tuesday 29th May 2018

5/28/2018
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New Zealand moves to cull over 100,000 cattle; What is Mycoplasma Bovis?; small pig producers concerned about over supply; how one major processor is saving energy; getting more wool onto the market; Sunrice raising more funds; and the demand for bees wax.

Duration:00:54:57

Victorian Country Hour for Monday 28th May 2018

5/27/2018
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Pig industry faces oversupply crisis; the future of pulses this season; the research on keeping paddocks fallow; a shortage of hemp seeds; demand for hay and fodder continues to grow; a new device to help dairy farmers with their calves; reading cow body language and eating potatoes as a dessert.

Duration:00:54:57