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Wickham Flower purchased by international company

LIMESTONE Coast farm machinery retailer, Wickham Flower will be acquired by a group of companies headquartered in Canada. A statement issued on Wednesday from the...

New tools to keep good bugs

A NEW tool will help Australian grain growers understand which pesticides to select to preserve ‘beneficial’ insects that play a critical role in pest...

Farmers on the raw end

AS supermarket prices continue to climb, some farmers who provide stock for the marketing giants are not seeing the extra effort being paid back. National...

Margin control critical for volatile global commodities

KEEPING track of margins and controlling input costs will be vital for Australian farmers preparing to plant winter crops, according to Rabobank analysts. Rabobank senior...

A new plan for plant biosecurity

A NATIONAL Plant Biosecurity Strategy (NPBS) released last week by Plant Health Australia (PHA) provides a framework to strengthen Australia’s plant biosecurity system over...

Dairy levy to remain

FARMERS have voted to keep the mandatory dairy levy as is after an independent committee recommended otherwise. The levy is currently paid to Dairy...

Autumn a good time for fox control

AUTUMN is a good time to begin fox control with the Limestone Coast Landscape Board (LCLB) encouraging landholders to source fox baits from the...

Grain trade gains with India

AUSTRALIAN grain producers have welcomed initial moves to deliver tariff reductions for improved access to markets in India for Australian grain. Outcomes for the Australian...

Foxes take the bait

LANDHOLDERS are encouraged to start the autumn fox control programs as well as stocking up on fox bait from local landscape officers. Limestone Coast (LC)...

Farmers to host Vietnamese Visa holders

VIETNAMESE workers will likely be the first cohort of Ag Visa holders working on farms with the Federal Government confirming the south east nation...

Region handing in firearms

LIMESTONE Coast residents have been making use of the firearms amnesty since the policy was first introduced in 2015. The amnesty allows South...

Alternative protein: CSIRO report

A NEW roadmap by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, shows how Australia can serve up a wider range of high quality protein products to...

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Chief executive hands over the reins

AFTER more than two decades working at Boandik Lodge chief executive officer Gillian McGinty has handed over the reins. Leaving the Lake Terrace head...