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Tony Briscoe brings you rural news and events from Tasmania and a the nation.

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Tony Briscoe brings you rural news and events from Tasmania and a the nation.

    Tasmanian Country Hour

    Tasmanian Country Hour

    It's a critical time in the dairy industry as farmers assess the milk price offers on the table to lock in contracts for the season ahead and this year there's renewed competition in the market - processors have been upping their opening prices in a bid to retain their existing supply base and lure new farmers to the fold dairy consultant, Steve Spencer explains. Tasmania is in the midst of a renewable energy boom - but some proposed wind farms haven't received a warm welcome from locals particularly in the NW town of Stanley and how often do you smell your soil? And would you let a machine, called an eNose, do it for you?

    • 1 hr
    Tasmanian Country Hour

    Tasmanian Country Hour

    The CEO of the TFGA John McKew says he's concerned at the attitude of new National's leader Barnaby Joyce over climate change, and a southern Tasmanian commercial fig grower says the latest season was good and all the produce stayed in the state because of strong demand

    • 1 hr
    Tasmanian Country Hour

    Tasmanian Country Hour

    Today the Tasmanian government officially confirmed that it's signed a co-funding agreement with UTAS to upgrade the Elliot and Forsyth research farms, to the tune of $7 million dollars, and the investment will convert the Elliott dairy facility into a SMART Farm to deliver a focus on research, development and extension to sustainably grow Tasmania’s dairy industry

    • 1 hr
    Tasmanian Country Hour

    Tasmanian Country Hour

    A Tasmanian farmer has won the Excellence in Diversification Award at the Farmer of the year Awards presented in Canberra today, and Andrew Terry mixes berry production with growing potatoes and pyrethrum as well as rearing calves on his 96 hectare property at Exton

    • 1 hr
    Tasmanian Country Hour

    Tasmanian Country Hour

    Details of a special Ag Visa are yet to be outlined but the National Farmers Federation President Fiona Simson has welcomed the move, and Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the visa will be offered to the UK and 10 Asean Countries to try and ease the farm worker shortage

    • 1 hr
    Labour shortages a key issue at the Tasmanian Fruit Growers Conference

    Labour shortages a key issue at the Tasmanian Fruit Growers Conference

    The two day Tasmanian Fruit Growers Conference began today in Launceston and high on the agenda was the worker shortage

    • 18 min

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I began listening before moving to TAS from Melb. This podcast has been great in helping me to get my head around what is happening in the state. It gives a diverse and interesting perspective on all manner of issues and personalities. Well produced, reported, presented and a pleasure to listen to. Now I'm down south for good and can listen daily, though I do catch a podcast of missed episodes.

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