Over-herd: NEWS IN BRIEF

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

Ap­proval for sev­eral so­lar de­vel­op­ments flagged for the Shep­par­ton re­gion will now be de­ter­mined by the Vic­to­rian gov­ern­ment. Four so­lar farms that could pro­duce up to 243 megawatts of elec­tric­ity have been pro­posed for Tatura, Tal­ly­ga­roopna, Lem­nos, and Congupna. The projects are worth a to­tal of nearly $300 mil­lion, but have some res­i­dents wor­ried about their im­pact on prime agri­cul­tural land. An ini­tial re­port by City of Greater Shep­par­ton staff rec­om­mended that the de­vel­op­ments be given the green light - but the coun­cil has called on the State Gov­ern­ment to weigh in,” ABC Goul­burn Mur­ray.

It was felt that the word bloke was lim­it­ing in to­day’s en­vi­ron­ment,” CRT gen­eral man­ager, Greg O’Neil, on news that the com­pany had dropped the slo­gan “CRT – your lo­cal bloke”.

Many of our roads and high­ways are just shock­ing, dan­ger­ous, and they aren’t be­ing fixed,” Ru­ral Coun­cils Vic­to­ria chair­man, Rob Ger­sch, on the state of Vic­to­ria’s road net­work.

It’s the clas­sic case of cut­ting off your nose to spite your face,” VFF Wa­ter Coun­cil chair­man, Richard An­der­son, on the pro­posal to strip an ad­di­tional 565 gi­gal­itres from the Mur­ray Dar­ling.

Mur­ray Goul­burn’s un­der­ly­ing far­m­gate milk price re­mains un­com­pet­i­tive,” an MG com­pany spokesman, on news the com­pany would post a $27.5 mil­lion loss af­ter tax for the six months to De­cem­ber last year.

It’s ou­tra­geous that af­ter so much sci­ence, plan­ning, mod­el­ling and as­sess­ment, the work of the MDBA is be­ing de­val­ued by po­lit­i­cal op­por­tunism,” Phil Snow­den, chair­man of the Mur­ray Dar­ling Basin Plan, ex­press­ing frus­tra­tion that the plan was be­ing harmed by vo­cal politi­cians.

The col­lec­tion pe­riod for the fox and wild dog bounty will run from March un­til the end of Oc­to­ber, con­sis­tent with pre­vi­ous years. El­i­gi­ble par­tic­i­pants can sub­mit en­tire fox scalps for a $10 re­ward and en­tire wild dog skin pieces for a $120 re­ward dur­ing sched­uled col­lec­tion times,” Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria’s John Matthews on an­nounc­ing that the wild dog and fox bounty would re­sume as of this month.

As a con­sumer, when I walk into the re­tail out­let and I see that wa­ter is sold at $3 a litre, and milk is sold at $1 a litre, I think there is an im­bal­ance there,” Cana­dian busi­ness­man, Lino Sa­puto jnr. Mr Sa­puto is lead­ing the push to buy milk pro­ces­sor Mur­ray Goul­burn.

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