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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Consideration For Wine Industry During Autumn Prescribed Burns

Consideration For Wine Industry During Autumn Prescribed Burns

27 March 2017

South Australia Minister for Sustainability Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter Grape Harvest A Consideration During Autumn Prescribed Burns In South Australia Victor P Taffa Autumn prescribed burning programme is being carefully planned to take into account the needs and concerns of the wine growing industry. This follows advice provided from some industry members to Sustainability, […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Amends Biosecurity Act 2014

Palaszczuk Govt Amends Biosecurity Act 2014

26 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Landmark Legislation Opens Markets For Queensland Horticulture Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has paved the way for Queensland’s agricultural and forestry industries to access domestic markets more efficiently and cost-effectively with changes to legislation that passed through Parliament this week. Amendments to the Biosecurity Act 2014 will […]

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Palaszczuk Govt Erects 5,000 Km Of Fencing To Keep Out Wild Dogs

Palaszczuk Govt Erects 5,000 Km Of Fencing To Keep Out Wild Dogs

26 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Wild Dog Fencing Unlocking The Potential Of The West Victor P Taffa Queensland now has 5,000 km of exclusion fencing as a result of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to eradicate the threat of wild dogs. Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne says a new map which details the extent […]

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Tasmania Welcomes Increased Beef Exports To China

Tasmania Welcomes Increased Beef Exports To China

24 March 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Beef Exports To China A Boost For Agricultural Sector Victor P Taffa Today’s announcement by the Federal and Chinese Governments to boost chilled beef exports to China is great news for Tasmania’s important agricultural sector, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said. Hodgman Government […]

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Area Affected By White Spot Disease Expands

Area Affected By White Spot Disease Expands

20 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne White Spot Disease Program Strategy Expands Across Moreton Bay Victor P Taffa New detections of the virus that causes white spot disease in prawns collected from northern Moreton Bay have sparked the need for additional measures to contain the disease. Summary Of Actions: From today restrictions will […]

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Treasurer Tours New Bundaberg Macadamia Drying Facility

Treasurer Tours New Bundaberg Macadamia Drying Facility

15 March 2017

Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt $2 Million Expansion For Bundaberg Macadamia Processor Victor P Taffa Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment, Curtis Pitt, today toured a new $2 Million macadamia drying facility in Bundaberg as the industry continues to strive to meet export demand for the native Queensland crop. “Pacific Gold Macadamias, the biggest macadamia […]

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Brian Hine To Continue As Chair Of Game Management Authority

Brian Hine To Continue As Chair Of Game Management Authority

14 March 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Authority Chair To Continue The Game Plan Victor P Taffa Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has announced the extension of Brian Hine as Chair of the Game Management Authority (GMA). Mr. Hine has over 35 years of experience in the public sector that spans land management, health and human […]

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Drought Declarations Extended Across South East Queensland

Drought Declarations Extended Across South East Queensland

11 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne More Queensland Regions Drought Declared Victor P Taffa Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne has today accepted the recommendations of Local Drought Committees that seven more regions be drought declared. Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett, Cherbourg, Gympie, Somerset and the remainder of Banana have been added to the list of […]

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Queensland Macadamia Industry Yields Up 30%

Queensland Macadamia Industry Yields Up 30%

10 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Queensland Macadamia Industry To Hit Record Highs Victor P Taffa Queensland’s macadamia industry is booming, with this year’s harvest expected to bring record returns for growers and the release of four new varieties that are predicted to deliver up to 30 % higher yields. Minister for Agriculture […]

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Queensland 84.29% Drought Declared As Of 1 March 2017

Queensland 84.29% Drought Declared As Of 1 March 2017

04 March 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne Drought Declaration For Bundaberg Region Victor P Taffa Bundaberg region has been drought declared after Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne had immediately accepted a recommendation by the Local Drought Committee. Drought declaration is effective from 1 March and brings to 84.29% the area of Queensland officially in drought. “It is […]

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Gulfood 2017 Trade Show Showcases Victoria’s Produce

Gulfood 2017 Trade Show Showcases Victoria’s Produce

26 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Victoria’s Produce On Show To The Middle East Victor P Taffa Premium Victorian produce will be on show when more than 50 local companies lead a reinvigorated trade push to the Middle East at the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show, Gulfood 2017 in Dubai. “Gulfood is […]

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Manton Dam Receives 110,000 Barramundi Fingerlings

Manton Dam Receives 110,000 Barramundi Fingerlings

26 February 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Barra Bonanza As 110,000 Fingerlings Released Into Manton Dam Victor P Taffa Manton Dam was splashing with activity today with the release of 110,000 barramundi fingerlings. Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles said the fingerlings help sustain the barramundi population in the Dam […]

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Northern Adelaide Plains Vegetable And Fruit Growers Return To Production

Northern Adelaide Plains Vegetable And Fruit Growers Return To Production

24 February 2017

South Australia Minister for Agriculture Leon Bignell Gawler River Floodplains Producers Back To Business Victor P Taffa Northern Adelaide Plains vegetable and fruit growers are returning to production, with harvest underway and flood waste removed from their properties. Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) has wrapped up its flood waste removal program, collecting more than […]

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Cane Changer Provides Growers With Support

Cane Changer Provides Growers With Support

22 February 2017

Queensland Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles Palaszczuk Govt Project To Help Wet Tropics Cane Growers Manage Their Land Victor P Taffa A behavioural psychologist will team up with canegrowers to foster widespread change across the industry that will lead to better outcomes for the Great Barrier Reef.   Minister for the Great […]

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Hodgman Govt Supports Bumblebee Trial To Improve Pollination

Hodgman Govt Supports Bumblebee Trial To Improve Pollination

21 February 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Bumblebee Trial Could Boost Agricultural Growth Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said that the Hodgman Government wants to see more investment and growth in the agriculture sector which is why a trial of using bumblebees in glasshouses to improve pollination […]

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Minister Presents Farmer Of The Year Awards 2016

Minister Presents Farmer Of The Year Awards 2016

20 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Victorian Dairy And Sheep Producers Strike Hot Victor P Taffa Victorian dairy and sheep producers have taken the honours at The Weekly Times Coles 2016 Farmer of the Year Awards held at the RACV Club in Melbourne on Friday night. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford opened the national award […]

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Electronic Identification Now Required For Victoria’s Sheep And Goats

Electronic Identification Now Required For Victoria’s Sheep And Goats

19 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Sheep And Goat Producer Funding Boost Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has approved another round of grants worth more than $400,000 to help sheep and goat producers and the supply chain transition to the electronic identification traceability scheme. “We’re making sure livestock producers, saleyards and abattoirs are ready for […]

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Queensland Seeks Truth On Sugar Industry Productivity Commission Report

Queensland Seeks Truth On Sugar Industry Productivity Commission Report

19 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne Palaszczuk Government To Use FOI In Bid To Save Qld’s Sugar Industry Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government will make a Freedom of Information request to the Commonwealth to discover what the final Productivity Commission report says about regulation in the Queensland sugar industry.   “This is an extraordinary step, […]

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Hodgman Govt To Ban Super-Trawlers

Hodgman Govt To Ban Super-Trawlers

18 February 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Super-Trawlers To Be Banned Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff has announced that Super-trawlers are to be permanently banned from operating in Tasmanian waters when Parliament resumes in March. Hodgman Government proudly supports recreational fishing in Tasmania which is a way […]

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