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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Palaszczuk Govt Takes Panama TR4 Very Seriously

Palaszczuk Govt Takes Panama TR4 Very Seriously

12 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne Palaszczuk Government Continues Panama TR4 Fight Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government has provided almost $400,000 to the Australian Banana Growers’ Council (ABGC) to assist with the closure of the banana farm in Far North Queensland infected with Panama TR4. Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne reiterated the Government’s commitment to the […]

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Managing Queensland Fruit Fly In Victoria Is Serious Business

Managing Queensland Fruit Fly In Victoria Is Serious Business

09 February 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford Managing Fruit Fly In The Goulburn Valley Gets A Shot In The Arm Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is helping local communities manage fruit fly in Victoria’s key horticultural areas with new regional coordinators and a series of grants. “Managing fruit fly is everyone’s responsibility and the new Goulburn […]

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Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Imminent With Research Grants

Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Imminent With Research Grants

09 February 2017

Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne Research Grants Boost Possibility Of Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Victor P Taffa Prospects for multi-peril crop insurance has received a boost with the announcement of new research grants for projects that collect data to assess the viability of the insurance giving producers’ further options to protect their investments. […]

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Daly River Fish Management Zone Reopens For Barramundi Fishing

Daly River Fish Management Zone Reopens For Barramundi Fishing

04 February 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Fishos At The Ready Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles is pleased to let fishermen know the Daly River Fish Management Zone will reopen for barramundi fishing. Mr. Vowles said fishing provides significant economic benefits in attracting tourists to the […]

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Fishermen’s Co-op Secures Loan With State Govt For Live Lobster Holding Facility

Fishermen’s Co-op Secures Loan With State Govt For Live Lobster Holding Facility

30 January 2017

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Mark Lewis Co-op scheme Boost For Rock Lobster Exports Victor P Taffa State Government Co-operative Loans Scheme assists new infrastructure projects for Geraldton-based western rock lobster processor and exporter Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative Ltd has secured a $3.5 Million loan through the State Government’s Co-operative Loan Scheme to build […]

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Alice Springs Horticultural Enterprise EOI Open Until 23 March 2017

Alice Springs Horticultural Enterprise EOI Open Until 23 March 2017

27 January 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Horticultural Development In Alice Springs Victor P Taffa Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for the development of a horticultural enterprise near Alice Springs. Ken Vowles, Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, said the Territory Government is providing opportunities to increase economic development in […]

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Minister Welcomes Launch Of Tasmanian Fruit Industry Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Minister Welcomes Launch Of Tasmanian Fruit Industry Strategic Plan 2016-2020

25 January 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff Tasmanian Fruit Industry Strategic Plan Launched Victor P Taffa Hodgman Liberal Government supports an expansion of Tasmania’s world class fruit growing industry. Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said that the Tasmanian Fruit Industry Strategic Plan 2016-2020 launched today is a significant milestone in […]

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Hodgman Govt Gets Behind Aquaculture Feed Mill With Development Grant

Hodgman Govt Gets Behind Aquaculture Feed Mill With Development Grant

20 January 2017

Tasmania Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett Aquaculture Feed Mill To Grow Jobs In The North Victor P Taffa More than 20 new jobs will be created through an up to $50 Million investment in an aquaculture feed mill at Westbury in Northern Tasmania, Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett said. “Hodgman Government’s […]

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Northern Territory And Japan Signs An Agriculture Memorandum Of Cooperation

Northern Territory And Japan Signs An Agriculture Memorandum Of Cooperation

17 January 2017

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles Confirming Agricultural Development Ties With Japan Victor P Taffa Northern Territory and Japanese governments signed a Memorandum of Cooperation which will maximise the access of Territory agri-businesses to the Japanese market. The historic agreement, involving the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries, will promote […]

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Andrew Cameron Appointed As Executive Officer For Poppy Growers Tasmania

Andrew Cameron Appointed As Executive Officer For Poppy Growers Tasmania

12 January 2017

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff New Appointment For PGT And PET Organisations Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff today announced the appointment of Andrew Cameron as the new Executive Officer for Poppy Growers Tasmania (PGT) and also the Workplace Relations Director for Primary Employers Tasmania (PET). […]

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Swan Hill Abattoir To Undergo Upgrade And Expansion

Swan Hill Abattoir To Undergo Upgrade And Expansion

11 January 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford Swan Hill Abattoir Expansion Means More Local Jobs Victor P Taffa Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, today toured the $15 Million upgrade and expansion of Swan Hill Abattoir in a show of the Andrews Government’s support for the project which is creating 75 […]

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Victoria Duck Hunting Season On From 18 March-12 June 2017

Victoria Duck Hunting Season On From 18 March-12 June 2017

04 January 2017

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford 2017 Duck Season Announced Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has today announced arrangements for the 2017 duck hunting season. “Duck season is a customary trip away for many families and is an important economic contributor to the rural economy, bringing 26,000 licensed duck hunters to small towns and regional […]

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Peter Tuohey Appointed To Lead The Melbourne Market Authority

Peter Tuohey Appointed To Lead The Melbourne Market Authority

23 December 2016

Acting Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jacinta Allan Melbourne Market Authority Gets A New Chair Victor P Taffa Former Victorian Farmer’s Federation President Peter Tuohey will lead the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) into a new era, appointed as the new Chair of the state’s major wholesale market.  “This board has overseen the successful transition of the […]

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