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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

Victorian Country Hour for Friday 22nd September 2017

9/21/2017
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Starting an orchard when all the others have left; how many sheep do you need to shear to get a beer; pre and post weight continues to divide; woollen football jumpers making a comeback; a carrot glut and the weekly mailbag.

Duration: 00:54:44


Victorian Country Hour for Thursday 21st September 2017

9/20/2017
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The issue of pre and post weight of cattle at saleyard becomes an issue at Swan Hill; how one farm is controlling rabbits; Corner Inlet exporting fish overseas; controlling chestnut rot; and we catch up with a farm inventor.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Wednesday 20th September 2017

9/19/2017
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The Victorian government releases it's Right to Farm planning changes; some farmers have been forced to leave the state due to planning restrictions; JBS temporarily closes their Cobram processing facility; and the MLA are working hard to regain Malaysia meat markets.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Tuesday 19th September 2017

9/18/2017
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Colac saleyards takes up slack from Geelong closure; beef cattle exports expected to leave from Portland next month; Concern over live cattle export vessel; Malaysia sets temporary ban on Australian beef; concern over Pacific Islander worker scheme's future; blue berry producers want Australian government to work harder to get their fruit into China.

Duration: 00:54:45


Victorian Country Hour for Monday 18th September 2017

9/17/2017
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Murray Darling meetings head to Pooncarie and not everyone is happy; NSW water bureaucrat steps down; wool grower defends AWI focus group; Queensland senator suggests that AWI may face a senate enquiry; we learn more about highland cattle; how farm do working dogs really travel? and women in ag tech.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Friday 15th September 2017

9/15/2017
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Former head of AWI speaks out about the organisation and it's future; productivity commission looks into water industry; growing olives in Boort; using wine waste to make flour; and farmers warned to look out for mice.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Thursday 14th September 2017

9/14/2017
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AWI writes a letter to wool growers about the focus group scandal; dead cows dumped in the bush; shooter kills guard donkeys; farmers and small businesses turning to bioenergy; and agistment wanted for livestock from NSW;

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Wednesday 13th September 2017

9/12/2017
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The Senate report into the red meat industry is released, and it called on the meat industry to lift their game, we hear from several industry players; ABARE's crop forecast update and the MDBA meetings.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Tuesday 12th September 2017

9/11/2017
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Today a special broadcast from a dairy farm - where the owners has made the tough decision to sell up, we talk to him about why - but we also talk to others who are expanding in the industry and are buying up the neighbours farm.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Monday 11th September 2017

9/11/2017
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The future of several country Victorian shows on the line; growing poppies in Victoria; another expert questions AWI constitution; the Australian dollar and trade; the Matthews report after Four corners water program; and biosolids and using them on the farm.

Duration: 00:54:43


Victorian Country Hour for Friday 8th September 2017

9/7/2017
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Wool producers concerned AWI may have breached the Corporations Act; Sheep sucker prices continue to rise; a closer look at how water markets are travelling; the MDBA travelling through regional areas as part of consultation; and our mailbag.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Thursday 7th September 2017

9/6/2017
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Sheep producers concerned a closed focus group was monitored by Australian Wool Innovation boss; where's the Russian wheat aphid?; dry season in Gippsland; how farmers in the US are using undies to test soil.

Duration: 00:54:44


Victorian Country Hour for Wednesday 6th September 2017

9/6/2017
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ACCC writes to federal Senate inquiry to clarify it's thoughts on the beef industry; Bega and MG who pays more?; a new trap to catch the Russian wheat aphid; Gippsland infant formula expansion; five lambs - one mum; and the growth in wool.

Duration: 00:54:41


Victorian Country Hour for Tuesday 5th September 2017

9/4/2017
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Today a special program where we talk suicide and mental health.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Monday 4th September 2017

9/3/2017
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Donating animals to the Eid al-Adha festival; concern over diseased bee hives; making electricity from yarn; what can old genes from grains tell us; and growing timber on your farm.

Duration: 00:54:41


Victorian Country Hour for Friday 1st September 2017

9/1/2017
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A first using irrigation water for the environment on private land; Should we go to the Melbourne Show?; a new name for RIRDC, now known as Agrifutures; Drones on the farm and lobsters changing sex.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Thursday 31st April 2017

8/30/2017
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NFF concerned about abattoir closures; major citrus packing house shutting it's doors; good sheep market at Horsham yesterday; controlling carp in our waterways; calls for an organic body; and an online livestock marketing reporting service.

Duration: 00:54:42


Victorian Country Hour for Wednesday 30th August 2017

8/30/2017
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Water is getting more expensive; Queensland meat works closes; Australian dollar rising, what does it mean for farmers; the growth of native bush tucker and eating possum.

Duration: 00:54:44


Victorian Country Hour for Tuesday 29th August 2017

8/29/2017
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Murray Goulburn announces they have sold Kiewa Country Brand and associated assets; red meat industry responds to Federal Government; China meat ban sees meat going to other destinations; growing Quinoa in Riverina; hurricane Harvey causes massive problems for farmers in Texas; and more money for wine industry.

Duration: 00:54:44


Victorian Country Hour for Monday 28th August 2017

8/27/2017
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Cold and frost concerns for some farmers; Treasury wine estate settle over class action; more data on winter chill now available to fruit growers; aerial baiting has been working to rid wild dogs; the debate on mulesing sheep continues; almond grower Select Harvest results and we head off to a cricket farm.

Duration: 00:54:47

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