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Showtime at Foster on Saturday

ALL is in readiness at Foster Showgrounds for the 108th Annual Foster and District Show, due to take place this Saturday, February 28. Show secretary Denis O’Neill said that patrons […]

MLA advises on Coal Seam Gas

The Meat and Livestock Authority (MLA) has commissioned independent research into the mining of Coal Seam Gas on livestock properties, and has issued advice to farmers about the potential pifalls of unwittingly […]

Local olive producer has been quietly achieving – GOLD!

Local olive oil producers, Lyn and Andrew Jamieson from Golden Creek Olives in Fish Creek have just won Gold at the Australian Olive Association’s National Olive Industry Awards in Tasmania. […]

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 […]

Avenue of Agriculture at next year’s Foster Show

FOLLOWING a fleece through its journey from shorn sheep through spun yarn to knitted object was one of the highlights of this year’s Foster Show. This snapshot of agricultural enterprise […]

Seawalls on the agenda of today’s council meeting

LANDHOLDERS along the five earth seawalls which stretch for 25 kilometres across the Corner Inlet coastal flats, protecting around 17,000 hectares of land from inundation from the sea, are awaiting […]

Top news for Toora

IT IS, finally, official. The former milk factory in Toora has a new lease of life, with its sale to Funton Holdings (FH), which has grand plans to set up […]

Decision on seawall management postponed

FOLLOWING pressure from local landowners, South Gippsland Shire Council has agreed to delay a decision on the management of the seawalls on the Corner Inlet coastline in the vicinity of […]

Projects to advance farming

DEPUTY Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan made a short but sweet visit to Yanakie last Friday with news of especial interest to the local farming community. At […]

VFF to host mining and coal seam gas forums for farmers

THE Victorian Farmers’ Federation (VFF) will host forums in Sale tomorrow and Wonthaggi next Thursday to answer producers’ questions about mining and coal seam gas (CSG). The forums are designed […]

Sample letter to oppose open cut coal mining exploration at Mirboo North

This letter has been provided Friends of the Earth for people who wish to object to the prospect of open cut coal mine opening at Mirboo North. Adapt and send […]

Our own weather station

THE district is to have its own weather station. An automated weather station to be built at Yanakie should make weather forecasts in the district more reliable and so assist […]

Interview: NSW Farmers Association on Coal Seam Gas

As we are all grappling with what the prospect of Coal Seam Gas exploration and mining will mean to our farmers and farm land in South Gippsland, Brianna Casey, Senior Policy […]

Rural and urban Alliance calls on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects

Foster Community Association has joined forces with Friends of the Earth’s Rural and Urban Alliance to call on State Government to ban new fossil fuel projects.  Here is a media release […]

Fish Creek farmer in running for VFF presidency

FISH Creek farmer Meg Parkinson has thrown her hat into the ring for the top job at the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF). Meg is one of three candidates for the […]

Expect more planned burns

EXPECT to see many more planned burns taking place each year on public land across the state. Fuel reduction burning is likely to increase to an annual rolling target of […]

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