Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rural

Plague explosion ‘imminent’

sadviser August 17, 2011

By Nadia SuraceTHIS year’s record mice plague has already cost south-eastern Australian grain farmers an estimated $1 billion, but Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) fears an even greater population explosion is imminent. VFF Grains Group

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SPC closure

sadviser August 17, 2011

Signals worrying trend for rural processors THE Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has responded to the announcement by Coca Cola Amatil (CCA) that the SPC Ardmona fruit cannery plant in Mooroopna will be closed resulting

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Milk money returns for Victorian dairy industry

sadviser August 17, 2011

PREMIER Ted Baillieu has announced Victoria’s largest dairy co-operative, Murray Goulburn will build a new packing plant in China to meet demand for the company’s specialty nutritional products. The new plant is expected to

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de Pieri joins campaign against fruit fly

sadviser August 17, 2011

By Nadia Surace RENOWNED Mildura chef and restaurateur, Stefano de Pieri has joined a new national campaign to raise awareness about fruit fly.Mr de Pieri will appear in a series of television, press and

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Fire Blight threat looms

sadviser July 20, 2011

Industry fights for heightened security ONE last desperate bid has been made to protect the viability of Victoria’s apple and pear industry and prevent the importation of inadequately checked apples and pears from New

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Local orchardists fear potential impact

sadviser July 20, 2011

TURNBULL Brothers Orchards in Ardmona has been operated by the Turnbull family since 1892. Today, the 120 hectares of active orchard produces apples, pears, peaches, nectarines and cherries and employs, at harvest, up to

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