Drought Declared Areas Of Queensland Now Down To 66.27%

Drought Declared Areas Of Queensland Now Down To 66.27%

27 May 2017

Queensland Acting Minister for Agriculture Anthony Lynham Drought Status Revoked For Central Highlands And Woorabinda Victor P Taffa Acting Agriculture Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham has accepted the recommendations of local drought committees to revoke the drought declaration for Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council effective today. “These revocations bring the drought declared […]

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Cobram Fruit Packing Expansion Secured With Help From Andrews Govt

Cobram Fruit Packing Expansion Secured With Help From Andrews Govt

25 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford More Sweet Jobs For Cobram In Fruit Packing Expansion Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has today helped secure family owned and operated Cobram fruit packing operation JV Orchards, creating an additional 15 jobs and safeguarding the existing workforce. “JV Orchard’s expansion is a win for northern […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Dog Breeder Laws

Palaszczuk Govt Passes New Dog Breeder Laws

22 May 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Countdown Starts For New Dog Breeder Register Victor P Taffa Queenslanders can have reassurance that pets they buy have been properly looked after as the Palaszczuk Government’s new puppy farm laws start this month, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne said today. Mr. Byrne, who joined […]

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Queensland Banana Industry To Be Protected From Pests And Diseases

Queensland Banana Industry To Be Protected From Pests And Diseases

21 May 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne $15.9 Million Project To Boost Banana Defences Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is to partner with the banana industry in a $15.9 Million project to better protect future crops from pests and disease. Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, said the initiative […]

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Goulburn Valley Communities Receives Grant To Attack Queensland Fruit Fly

Goulburn Valley Communities Receives Grant To Attack Queensland Fruit Fly

13 May 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford A Boost To Fighting Fruit Fly In The Goulburn Valley Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is supporting local communities to manage Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) in the Goulburn Valley with a $375,000 grant. Release of the grant is in addition to the $559,000 previously allocated to fund an extensive […]

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Hodgman Govt Focuses On A Safety Culture For Tasmanian Farms

Hodgman Govt Focuses On A Safety Culture For Tasmanian Farms

10 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Farm Safety Must Be A High Priority For Everybody Victor P Taffa With the Budget back in balance the Hodgman Government is investing $600,000 in the upcoming state Budget to make safety culture a permanent fixture on Tasmanian farms, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy […]

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State Budget Includes $5 Million To Support Tasmanian Institute Of Agriculture

State Budget Includes $5 Million To Support Tasmanian Institute Of Agriculture

05 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff $5 Million To Support Tasmanian Institute Of Agriculture Victor P Taffa Upcoming State Budget will include a $5 Million investment in the internationally ranked Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) for 2018/19 to continue its vital work in growing Tasmania’s productivity, Minister for Primary Industries and Water […]

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Minister Announces $2 Million Increase For Primary Industry Protection

Minister Announces $2 Million Increase For Primary Industry Protection

05 May 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff $2 Million Boost For Primary Industry Protection Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said with the Budget back in balance the Hodgman Government will invest an extra $2 Million in Biosecurity in the upcoming State Budget to tackle weeds and pests […]

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Inaugural 2017 Farmgate Festival On From 24-26 November

Inaugural 2017 Farmgate Festival On From 24-26 November

30 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Inaugural Farmgate Festival Opens The Doors To Tasmanian Producers Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said that Inaugural 2017 Farmgate Festival will shine the spotlight on producers in Northern Tasmania. “Inaugural 2017 Farmgate Festival gives visitors and locals a behind the […]

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Palaszczuk Govt To Support Most Recommendations On Hendra Virus Vaccine

Palaszczuk Govt To Support Most Recommendations On Hendra Virus Vaccine

22 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Hendra Review Leads To Stronger Engagement With Stakeholders Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government is supporting most recommendations made in the Agriculture and Environment committee’s report on Hendra virus vaccine and its use by veterinary surgeons. Final response, tabled today, states the Government is not making the vaccine […]

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Queensland’s Citrus Industry Exports Up 30% On Year 2015

Queensland’s Citrus Industry Exports Up 30% On Year 2015

19 April 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt Queensland’s Citrus Industry Enjoys Record Export Season In 2016 Victor P Taffa Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Curtis Pitt has congratulated Queensland citrus producers especially in Bundaberg, Emerald, Mareeba and the Central Burnett regions on a record export season in 2016. Treasurer Pitt said the latest trade data from […]

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Case For NDRRA Category C Assistance Advanced By Palaszczuk Govt

Case For NDRRA Category C Assistance Advanced By Palaszczuk Govt

13 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne NDRRA Category C Assistance For Primary Producers Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has provided required business cases to the Commonwealth Government to support its request for Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) Category C assistance to further support primary producers. Business cases support the provision of recovery grants […]

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Minister Convenes Urgent Roundtable On Agricultural Research

Minister Convenes Urgent Roundtable On Agricultural Research

11 April 2017

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Research Roundtable To Chart Course Forward Victor P Taffa Agriculture and Food Minister has convened an urgent roundtable on agricultural research with the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia’s Chief Scientist and universities In refocusing the department in the research and development space, the State […]

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Rockhampton And Livingstone Producers Now Able To Access Financial Help

Rockhampton And Livingstone Producers Now Able To Access Financial Help

08 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne Financial Assistance For Flooded Rockhampton And Livingstone Producers Victor P Taffa Flood-affected producers from Rockhampton and Livingstone now have access to financial assistance under joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA). Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne said Livingstone Shire and Rockhampton Regional Council areas have been significantly affected […]

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Hodgman Govt Works Closely With Oyster Industry Since Outbreak Of POMS

Hodgman Govt Works Closely With Oyster Industry Since Outbreak Of POMS

08 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Government Support For Oyster Farmers Extended Victor P Taffa Since the outbreak of Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) in 2016 the Hodgman Government has been working closely with the Tasmanian Oyster Industry and affected oyster farmers to limit the spread of the disease and to develop […]

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Minister Welcomes World’s Leading Wine Experts To Melbourne

Minister Welcomes World’s Leading Wine Experts To Melbourne

05 April 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford World Leading Wine Experts Get A Taste Of Victoria Victor P Taffa 50 of the world’s best sommeliers have raised a glass to Victoria’s reputation as an international wine destination. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, welcomed the wine experts at a lunch in Melbourne today to launch the sommeliers […]

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Minister Praises Rural Women’s Award Winners For 2017

Minister Praises Rural Women’s Award Winners For 2017

04 April 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Rural Women Leading The Way Victor P Taffa Vision and ingenuity of women developing and strengthening Tasmania’s primary industries and rural communities has been recognised at today’s 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women’s Award. Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff […]

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Agricultural Damage And Stock Losses Being Added Up From Cyclone Debbie

Agricultural Damage And Stock Losses Being Added Up From Cyclone Debbie

02 April 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Impacts Of A Week Of Wild Weather On Queensland Agriculture Victor P Taffa Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne today convened the second meeting of the state’s Agricultural Co-ordination Group, which will provide information and advice on the recovery effort in the wake of Severe Tropical Cyclone […]

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Mural To Mark Sustainable Seafood Day At Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

Mural To Mark Sustainable Seafood Day At Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

31 March 2017

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly Mural Puts WA’s Sustainable Fisheries In The Picture Victor P Taffa Recreational and commercial fishing/aquaculture worth about $1.6 Billion annually 95% of Western Australia’s fisheries assessed as sustainable WA is a world-leader in sustainability certification A mural by talented Perth artist Brenton See is taking shape at Fremantle […]

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Tasmania Exports $156 Million Worth Of Dairy Products Around The World

Tasmania Exports $156 Million Worth Of Dairy Products Around The World

29 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Dairy Industry A Vital Pillar Of Tasmanian Agriculture Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government continues to work closely with Tasmanian dairy farmers and the industry in general as it recovers from an extremely trying 2016 season towards a more optimistic 2017. Minister for Primary Industries and Water […]

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