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Country Hour Victoria

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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.

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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Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

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

VIC Country Hour

11/18/2018
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Australian wool innovation releases details of the wool poll vote and it's 1.5 percent and news of an Anthrax outbreak in sheep in northern Victoria.

Duration:00:55:11

VIC Country Hour

11/15/2018
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The big dry in much of the country is making some reconsider multi peril crop insurance however there's still apprehension from farmers to take it up and we meet one 94 year old who's still farming.

Duration:00:55:11

VIC Country Hour

11/14/2018
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We head around the state and see how the grain harvest is progressing in different areas and the latest on Australian Wool Innovations wool poll.

Duration:00:55:11

VIC Country Hour

11/13/2018
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The dairy industry has designed its own mandatory code, more warnings to AWI, the NFF launches safety initiative and an abalone farm is expanding

Duration:00:54:05

VIC Country Hour

11/12/2018
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Finally a site for a new weather radar in the Wimmera and grain being imported into the Port of Geelong from Western Australia likely this season, as the Victorian harvest falls short of demand.

Duration:00:55:12

VIC Country Hour

11/11/2018
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The Red Cross helping and giving drought assistance to farmers in East Gippsland and we take a closer look at what's pushing the wool prices down.

Duration:00:55:08

VIC Country Hour

11/8/2018
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Wal Merriman steps down as Chairman of Australian Wool Innovation and Murray Goulburn reaches a settlement with ACCC

Duration:00:55:12

VIC Country Hour

11/7/2018
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Grain growers counting the cost of the worst frosts to hit eastern Australian in 20 years and the Victorian Government announcing funding to address a shearer shortage.

Duration:00:55:09

VIC Country Hour

11/6/2018
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High grain prices are costing egg and chicken producers a fortune, with some likely to be pushed out of business and concern that high running costs are leading to a spike in the number of dairy cattle being culled.

Duration:00:55:11

VIC Country Hour

11/5/2018
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What will the federal Governments changes to backpacker visa mean for Victorian farmers? And Victorian stone fruit growers are starting to harvest nectarines and peaches.

Duration:00:54:59

VIC Country Hour

11/4/2018
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The Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces changes to Backpacker visas and contract harvesters struggle for work in Eastern Australia, and are forced to make their way to West Australia.

Duration:00:55:08

VIC Country Hour

11/1/2018
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Today a special program broadcasting from the Moorilim CFA shed. We're talking about being fire ready on the farm this summer.

Duration:00:55:01

VIC Country Hour

10/31/2018
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One live export company welcomes the latest regulation of the industry and the Federal Minister for Agriculture gives more details of the mandatory dairy code.

Duration:00:55:02

VIC Country Hour

10/30/2018
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Today we're broadcasting from Shepparton where the Federal Agriculture Minister is meeting farmers to talk about drought.

Duration:00:55:01

VIC Country Hour

10/29/2018
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Frost damage a major concern for grain growers and calls for more incentives to be available for farmers to take out crop insurance.

Duration:00:55:02

VIC Country Hour

10/28/2018
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The pig industry is worried about a case where pig semen was illegally imported into Australia and ABARE's reviews down the crop outlook for Victoria.

Duration:00:55:02

VIC Country Hour

10/25/2018
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Federal Government announces drought support at their round table discussion

Duration:00:55:01

VIC Country Hour

10/24/2018
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Concern that if wool growers vote for a lower wool poll levy that AWI services would need to be cut and farming groups want the Federal Government to make it easier for more farmers to insure themselves against drought.

Duration:00:55:01

VIC Country Hour

10/23/2018
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The Victorian Government announces $25 million to help drought effected farmers and a special broadcast from the Numurkah show.

Duration:00:55:03

VIC Country Hour

10/22/2018
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When is a drought, a drought? Farmers in Victoria say they are missing out because government is not declaring areas in drought and should Australia allow grains imports.

Duration:00:54:56