Geoff Adams

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Geoff Adams is editor of Country News, the biggest circulating rural paper in northern Victoria. Geoff has always lived in the country and started his career at the Kyabram Free Press. He enjoys his Country News role, which allows him to get out and meet farmers regularly and also to help shape the coverage for the region. Geoff dabbles in photography (he works on the principle that if you take enough photos you are bound to get a good one) and enjoys bushwalking. Geoff has held a number of other positions with the Country News sister paper, The Shepparton News, and is currently the assistant editor.

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News

Women’s big feats hailed

Today the town of Devenish will have 20 metre-tall figures gazing down from the grain silos in the main street.. The faces painted on the GrainCorp silos represent women who have served in the armed forces, from the nurse in World War I uniform, to

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Geoff Adams
Apr 25 2018
News

Off to China

SPC is launching a new assault on the Asian market with the first load of processed fruit in years heading overseas.. The company has been re-energised by new technologies producing more competitive lines for the overseas market.. The company

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Geoff Adams
Apr 11 2018
News

MG faces class action

Melbourne law firm Slater and Gordon proposes to launch a class action against milk processor Murray Goulburn on behalf of unit trust holders.. Shareholder suppliers voted on Thursday to sell the company to Saputo. The action claims the company

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Geoff Adams
Apr 07 2018
Education

Parish tells powerful story of Jesus

Notre Dame College students and St Brendan’s Catholic Church parish members presented a powerful Easter story on Good Friday evening.. The students acted out a series of tableaus known in Christian tradition as the Stations of the Cross

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Geoff Adams
Apr 02 2018
News

SPCbackintheblack

SPC has delivered a profit for the first time in years.. But the fruit processor’s parent company Coca Cola Amatil is not saying how much.. SPC, in its centenary year, has been under considerable pressure in recent years with competition from

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Geoff Adams
Feb 22 2018
Water

Report calls for reform to G-MW

An independent panel has found that Goulburn-Murray Water is an organisation badly in need of change, and major reform is needed to ensure that it will be sustainable into the future.. The panel’s report, released last week by Victorian Water

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Geoff Adams
Feb 21 2018
News

In hot water

Rural water corporation Goulburn-Murray Water is facing a major shake-up, after an external report has found the organisation was in need of urgent change and reforms.. Victorian Water Minister Lisa Neville has promised to implement a range of

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Geoff Adams
Feb 16 2018
News

Water wars

The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is under threat after Federal Government changes seeking to distribute water differently were shot down in the Senate.. The Coalition was unable to strike a deal with Labor, which supported a Greens disallowance motion

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Geoff Adams
Feb 16 2018
News

Basin plan change sought

A group of 12 scientists and economists is calling for a radical change in the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying the billions of dollars spent so far have failed to achieve better water flows.. The group is calling for a halt to all public subsidies

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Geoff Adams
Feb 08 2018
News

Factory closed

Some former staff of the Rochester Murray Goulburn factory could find employment at two other dairy processing sites in the Goulburn Valley.. Milk processing at the Rochester factory closed yesterday, throwing the last 30 people out of work, but

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Geoff Adams
Feb 01 2018
Dairy

Fonterra to grow

Fonterra’s Stanhope factory will become a key part of its international strategy with a further $125million to be spent on the recently upgraded facility.. The company has recently completed a $140million cheese plant in the town of only 500

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Geoff Adams
Jan 30 2018
News

Leitchville home to Australia’s top dairy cow

The top-placed dairy cow for Australia comes from Leitchville in northern Victoria.. Judges chose a seven-year-old Holstein owned by the Hore family, which runs Elmar Holsteins, at the final day of judging for International Dairy Week at Tatur

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Geoff Adams
Jan 27 2018
News

Cheese demand driving expansion

Stanhope has been given a boost with news of $125million more investment in the Fonterra factory.. The company has only recently completed a $140million expansion of the cheese making production line.. Fonterra says unfulfilled demand for its cheese

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Geoff Adams
Jan 25 2018
Water

Water report says extra 450 Gl achievable

A new consultants report may pave the way for the Murray-Darling Basin to get more water for the environment.. The report, commissioned by the Federal Government, says it is possible to get the 450Gl of ‘up-water’ in addition to the

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Geoff Adams
Jan 23 2018
News

Will ‘up-water’ loss impact?

A new consultant’s report may pave the way for the Murray Darling Basin to take more water for the environment.. The report commissioned by the Federal Government says that it is possible to get the 450Gl of

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Geoff Adams
Jan 20 2018
News

Rochester farmer remembered

When you’re 12 years old, moving into a new house, new farm, and a new community is a big deal.. Small things become huge, and in the way of young people, things that shouldn’t matter much, leave a lasting impression.. In about 1970, dad

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Geoff Adams
Jan 09 2018
Horticulture

Shepparton SPC nears processing peak

Apricots have been flowing down the processing lines of the Shepparton SPC factory as the facility gears up for the peak of the processing season.. Apricot processing started prior to Christmas and is expected to wind up this week, but the biggest

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Geoff Adams
Jan 09 2018
News

SPC battles energy costs as season starts

The fruit processing season has kicked off for SPC with the new season’s apricots, but the company is battling with a huge increase in energy costs.. The company took on an expanded casual work force to handle the surge of apricots just before

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Geoff Adams
Jan 06 2018
News

Bright outlook

Wunghnu businesses have welcomed news of a $100million solar farm to be built to the west of the town.. It comes only months after a French company announced it had purchased land for a solar farm on the east side of the community.. The town of 500

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Geoff Adams
Jan 03 2018
Water

Littleproud comment irks

Irrigators have been stunned to hear incoming Federal Water Resources Minister David Littleproud commit to returning the 450Gl of ‘‘up-water’’ to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.. His predecessor Barnaby Joyce had been

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Geoff Adams
Jan 02 2018
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