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The Victorian Country Hour is the country's finest hour

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The Victorian Country Hour is the country's finest hour

    Victorian Country Hour

    Victorian Country Hour

    It's known in the agricultural world as a drench, but Ivermectin has shown promise in fighting the battle against coronavirus.



    Winemakers say they're pleased proposed changes to pregnancy warning labels will be redesigned again.

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    Victorian Country Hour

    Victorian Country Hour

    The wool market this week has suffered its largest weekly fall in percentage terms in 17 years, losing 155 cents or 10.7 per cent of its total value.



    Unexpectedly generous rainfall earlier this week means grain growers find themselves in the unusual but welcome position of sowing into moisture at the start of April.

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    Victorian Country Hour

    Victorian Country Hour

    Analysts say that trade routes to China are slowly but surely reopening, as some restrictions in the country are eased due to coronavirus.



    Food processor SPC Ardmona is working around the clock and temperature checking staff when they arrive for work as it tries to keep up with a huge increase in demand for its products.

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    Victorian Country Hour

    Victorian Country Hour

    We hear from the Victorian Agriculture Minister on how coronavirus is being tackled with a new employment initiative.



    The Australian Government will launch hundreds of flights to deliver fresh produce to key international markets as part of a $170 million boost to an export sector grounded by the coronavirus emergency.

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    Victorian Country Hour

    Victorian Country Hour

    There's been a major shake up for Victoria's gun traders and shooters this morning, with the announcement of a partial ban on the sale of firearms and ammunition.



    Wool auctions in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne are going ahead today - but they'll look and sound quite different because of COVID-19.

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    Victorian Country Hour

    Victorian Country Hour

    Foreign investment and wage subsidies to help businesses pay their staff are the latest target of the Government's COVID-19 response. And the overall value of fresh fruit and vegetables has continued to rise despite drought and other natural disasters, with Hort Innovation data showing fruit and veg is a $14.4 billion industry.

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