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Emma Kealy: More needs to be done about stock thefts

RENEWED CALL: Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh, left, and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy braved the elements for a tour of Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange with manager Paul Christopher. Mr Walsh and Ms Kealy are calling for a dedicated Victoria Police livestock theft and rural crime unit. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy have renewed calls for a dedicated Victoria Police livestock theft and rural crime unit.

Help wanted for Project Platypus plant-out

Project Platypus Landcare network is looking for tree-planting volunteers for Sunday plant-outs in July. This year project leaders are asking people to help plant more than 60,000 seedlings to help revegetate the landscape and farmland in the Wimmera’s upper catchment. The plant-out seedlings include tree and understorey plant species to help create future habitat corridors […]

Step back in time at annual Jeparit rally

Morrie Oxley, Raywood, at the 11th Annual Vintage Rally, Wimmera Mallee Pioneer Museum at Jeparit.

Jeparit’s Wimmera-Mallee Pioneer Mueseum will celebrate the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with a 12th annual vintage rally on Saturday and Sunday.

AgLife: Ararat primed for water pipeline

Ballyrogan farmer Dan Jess is is delighted his farm will get access to secure water. With his trusty dog Molly.

Ararat district farming communities will soon be tapping into piped water in a development promising a significant boost to agricultural prospects in the region’s southeast.

Planting seeds of diversity in the Heartland

Horsham will be a destination for people from a variety of cultures and countries this weekend for an event organisers plan to expand into an annual western Victorian celebration of diversity. Wimmera families will welcome city-based migrants, some of them refugees who have been forced to flee their homes, have few possessions or who have […]

Wet May plays rain catch-up

Farmers across the region need more rain to make up lost ground despite a series of cold weather fronts crossing Victoria and heralding the start of winter.

Funding for wine projects

Nine wine-based projects in the Grampians-Pyrenees wine region have financial backing from the State Government through the latest round of a Wine Growth Fund. The government is providing support to help grow wineries, increase visitors to the regions, boost exports and support regional jobs growth. Among projects are plans to develop an interactive digital map […]

VFF networking opportunity in Ararat

Victorian Farmers Federation representative and primary producer Charlie de Fegely and NBN regional manager Graham Sawyer will be guest speakers at Ararat Rural City Council’s June 12 business breakfast. Council chief executive Tim Harrison, who will also speak at the breakfast, encouraged business owners and primary producers to attend, enjoy a free hot breakfast, hear […]

Comedy to provide St Arnaud relief

A Rotary for Drought Relief free comedy event will be in St Arnaud Town Hall on June 15. Organisers have promised ‘a night of fun and laughs’ after what was a difficult harvest season for many farmers in the area. Comedy for Drought Relief will start at 5.30pm and has been designed to allow people […]

Water rebate scheme

Producers can access the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme for the purchase and installation of emergency water infrastructure for livestock. The scheme is available to eligible farm businesses in municipalities including Hindmarsh, Buloke, Yarrimbiack, Horsham and Northern Grampians. Farm businesses outside listed local government areas can make an application if they can demonstrate a […]


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