Farming & agriculture

The latest news for farming and agriculture in the region.

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Farming in 2050: storing carbon could help meet Australia’s climate goals

Australia’s agricultural lands help to feed about 60 million people worldwide, and also support tens of thousands of farmers as well as rural communities and industries. But a growing global population with a growing […]

Voices from the Gas Fields – an important documentary

If you want to know more about the impacts of Coal Seam Gas on farmers and the health and wellbeing of communities, then this is a powerful new You Tube […]

State Inquiry into Unconventional Gas gets underway

Friends of the Earth media release. May 7, 2015 Friends of the Earth has welcomed the announcement of the process and timelines for the state inquiry into unconventional gas. “The […]

Practical approaches to native biodiversity and farming – new books from CSIRO

Nature and Farming

Two new books from CSIRO Publishing have just been released that are great resources for farming sustainably… Nature and Farming – Sustaining Native  Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes Outlines the key issues […]

New research: fracking “a serious risk to livestock”

  Fracking sparks food safety concern as expert warns of serious risk to livestock The UKs Independent newspaper (17 September 2013), featured an article in which a British professor warns that the gas […]

Rural Financial Counselling Service

Funded by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Rural Financial Counselling service provides free rural financial counselling to primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses* who are […]

The Cape Liptrap to Bunurong Biodiversity Biolink Project

The 2011/2012 financial year marks the second year of a project coordinated by the South Gippsland Landcare Network through a partnership with the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and the […]

Funding available for revegetating those eroding gullies!

Corner Inlet Connections South Gippsland Landcare Project 2011/2012 Information for landholders in the Corner Inlet catchment area. The South Gippsland Landcare Network is proud to be involved with the Corner […]

Feral Scan

The FoxScan project is part of a larger feral animal scanning initiative called FeralScan, which is being set up to support anyone with pest animal problem to access essential resources […]


Why not have that small farm and country lifestyle you have always wanted? is an information and advisory resource for those people serious about changing lifestyles and learning to […]

Weeds and soil health

This article appears at Please visit for more info and weed identification Rather than talk about a specific weed I thought it would be worthwhile to explore the underlying cause for […]

South Gippsland Weeds

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Weed identification and control in South Gippsland. South Gippsland Weeds is supporting community in tackling weeds and pest animals. A weed is a plant that establishes itself outside its normal […]