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Sophie Schulz With Umbrella Down  TBW Newsgroup

Agriculture sector adapts to unusual weather patterns

THE Limestone Coast agricultural sector is preparing to adapt to the impacts of unusual weather patterns in recent weeks as an early cold snap...
Scott Merrett, Hans Loder And Jon Conti  TBW Newsgroup

Businesses rally behind island bushfire victims

PENOLA and Coonawarra businesses have rallied behind the fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island by donating more than 2000 timber fencing post to farmers. As the Kangaroo Island...
Stuckeys  TBW Newsgroup

Under-resourced council denies desperate farmer’s droving bid

A LACK of Wattle Range Council resources has been attributed as a factor behind the decision to deny New South Wales farmer Gavin Stuckey...
Maddie Mcgrath  TBW Newsgroup

Farmers hope for heavy rain

FARMERS across the region are hopeful the heavens will open this spring, despite all signs pointing to a drier than average season nationwide. It follows...

Farmers seek change to food standards

SOUTH East dairy farmers are among those urging the Federal Government to change the country's food standards in a bid to ban plant-based products...
Andrew Whan 2 (2)  TBW Newsgroup

Prime land demand drives South East property price surge

BUOYANT commodity prices, reliable rainfall and strong buyer demand have fuelled a 23pc growth in South East farmland values. The median price per hectare is...

Community alerted price rise to have ‘minimal effect’ on viability

MONBULLA dairy farmers Lyndon and Ann-Marie Eason said they are concerned the public may perceive the 10 cent per litre price change announced by...

Fuel thieves on the prowl

POLICE are urging the community to be vigilant following a fuel siphoning incident near Penola which saw almost 750 litres of diesel stolen. A Wangolina...

Roo cull push as rising population calls for action

GRANT District Council will continue to push for a sustainable kangaroo harvest amid ongoing concerns over the impact of the native animals on farming...

Postive results reported on South Australian industrial hemp trial

POSITIVE results from the first trials of industrial hemp in South Australia will pave the way for an industry anticipated to be worth $3m...

Grain leaders inspect trial crops

INSPECTION of trial crops of barley and wheat at the Gilbertson family farm at Rendelsham attracted 140 farmers and other grain industry participants last...

Police to crack down on stock theft as prices increase

POLICE are continuing to crack down on organised crime involving the theft of stock as commodity prices increase within the industry. Operation Poach is a...

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Curtains close in Penola… for now

THIS year is one of only a handful the Penola Players have not filled the Rymill Hall with its traditional warmth and laughter through...