Changes to seasonal worker visas welcomed
Mooroopna orchardist Peter Hall has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that backpacker and seasonal worker visas are to be liberalised.
Lions club members from the Goulburn and Murray valleys took part in an induction workshop last Wednesday as part of a fruit fly school education program roll-out.
Moama tomato farmer and Nuffield International chief executive officer Jim Geltch has taken out the 2018 Rabobank Leadership Award, recognising the role he has played in developing upcoming leaders in the Australian and New Zealand food, beverage and agribusiness sectors.
A Bunbartha kiwifruit orchard has been hit with an aggressive case of Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae, or PSA, but despite this there is no risk to the fruit being grown.
High tech sensors, laser scanners and thermal imaging technology are set to call a number of Tatura orchards home, as the Victorian Government’s $12million Internet of Things (IoT) trials move a step closer to getting under way.
The Victorian Government announced $5million for the Horticulture Development Plan at Tatura last week.
Businesses that employ backpackers will be able to keep the details secret under legislation which Labor says could leave workers vulnerable to exploitation.
A Shepparton delegation has been in China and Indonesia to showcase the region’s fruit product and boost trade opportunities.
Home gardeners, commercial growers and community groups have been enlisted to stop the spread of Queensland fruit fly.
Coca-Cola Amatil could sell fruit processor SPC at the end of a review announced by the food and beverage company as part of its six-monthly financial results report.
Agriculture Victoria’s David Williams has been recognised for his decades of work, recently receiving a prestigious award.
The Victorian Government is promising a review of the Melbourne Market at Epping, after persistent complaints from stallholders over rent increases and other operational issues.
Australian apple and pear growers are invited to attend free training in integrated pest and disease management to help preserve orchard health and viability.
State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed has called on the Victorian Government to address the growing flying fox problem in the region.
Orchard and farm workers from the Malaysian community in the Shepparton area are extremely thankful to a Tatura manufacturing business which has donated second-hand work boots to be distributed among them.
Police responded to reports of a toddler being struck by a car in Kyabram this morning. It is believed the two-year-old girl walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle near a shopping centre on Allan Street around 11.30am. The girl sustained minor...
A 37-year-old woman and a 12-year-old boy have died after a truck collided with their vehicle on the Murray Valley Highway in Brimin on Friday night at about 9.30pm. The truck driver has been identified as a 31-year-old Mooroopna resident and has...
The lives of the Sharp family were turned upside-down recently while on a routine trip home from school.
ECHUCA Regional Health staff have been left shocked and saddened by the death of former surgical registrar Daniel Christidis in a shark attack on Monday. Mr Christidis, 33, died in North Queensland after he was attacked while paddleboarding in the...