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North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

Stock thefts in­crease

VIC­TO­RIAN live­stock theft cases have risen 20 per cent on last year, with al­most $400,000 worth of sheep stolen from Jan­uary to March. The to­tal cost of re­ported stock losses (cat­tle and sheep) in the same pe­riod was $537,682. Fresh pro­duce more ef­fec­tive

A PRO­POSED $35 mil­lion whole­sale fresh pro­duce mar­ket has been de­clared a more ef­fec­tive use of Dan­de­nong green wedge space, af­ter a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for In­tra­pac Prop­erty said agriculture wasn't as prof­itable. In­tra­pac lodged plans for the 37ha de­vel­op­ment in 2016 and was given the green light in June - but was then taken to the state plan­ning tri­bunal. Steel gates stolen

GOUL­BURN Mur­ray Wa­ter has had six steel gates stolen in the last month. The gates were taken from ac­cess points to ir­ri­ga­tion chan­nels in the Mur­ray Val­ley Ir­ri­ga­tion Dis­trict.

Bar­ley ex­ports triple

BAR­LEY ex­ports from Aus­tralia to China have more than tripled over the last five years, largely thanks to a boom­ing beer mar­ket in Asia. Some 1.6 mil­lion tonnes were ex­ported in 11-12, com­pared to 5.9 mil­lion tonnes in 1617. Var­roa mite free

VIC­TO­RIA has been de­clared safe from the Var­roa mite af­ter the bee parasite was de­tected in cargo at the Port of Mel­bourne. Agriculture Vic­to­ria’s sur­veil­lance has con­cluded six weeks af­ter the bee parasite was de­tected. Sur­veil­lance was con­ducted in ev­ery known hive within a two-kilo­me­tre ra­dius of the Port of Mel­bourne de­tec­tion zone. Dick blames Aldi

DICK Smith has blamed Ger­man su­per­mar­ket gi­ant Aldi for the clo­sure of his foods com­pany, say­ing the busi­ness has pri­ori­tised prof­its at the ex­pense of Aus­tralian farm­ers. Dick Smith Foods will be wound down over the next 12 months. Wa­ter shares in­crease THE ir­ri­ga­tion sea­son was

of­fi­cially opened last month, with sea­sonal de­ter­mi­na­tions and wa­ter al­lo­ca­tion state­ments re­leased. For north­ern Vic­to­ria, high re­li­a­bil­ity wa­ter shares for Mur­ray and Goul­burn sys­tems in­creased by 10 per cent. Stolen cows re­cov­ered

SOME 40 Hol­stein cows have been stolen from two prop­er­ties near Stan­hope, with 26 of them later re­cov­ered. The an­i­mals have a com­bined value of just un­der $50,000. Po­lice con­tinue to in­ves­ti­gate. Brazil bans glyphosate

A BRAZIL­IAN judge has banned the use of any prod­ucts con­tain­ing glyphosate in his coun­try un­til fur­ther tox­i­col­ogy tests and re­sults are avail­able. $400m in dam­ages

AN Amer­i­can jury has awarded a dy­ing man al­most $400 mil­lion in dam­ages af­ter it was claimed he got ter­mi­nal can­cer from us­ing Roundup. The 42 year old gar­dener, who has lym­phatic can­cer, is one of hun­dreds of pa­tients su­ing Mon­santo - who make Roundup.

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