Minister Visits Farmers And Listens To Their Concerns On Drought Conditions

Minister Visits Farmers And Listens To Their Concerns On Drought Conditions

18 May 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall New South Wales Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall Farmers Feeling The Sting Of Drought Victor P Taffa Minister for Agriculture and Western New South Wales Adam Marshall has today said more must be done to support farmers through one of the worst droughts in […]

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Pest Free Hay Sought Urgently For South Australian Farmers From The West

Pest Free Hay Sought Urgently For South Australian Farmers From The West

12 May 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Support Sought From Western Australia For Hay To Drought-Affected Farmers Victor P Taffa As a measure to provide additional fodder options for drought-affected livestock farmers, the Marshall Government is seeking an urgent investigation by the Western Australian Government to certify the green snail pest is not prevalent […]

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Fruit Fly Eradication Assisted With Additional X-Ray Irradiator At Port Augusta

Fruit Fly Eradication Assisted With Additional X-Ray Irradiator At Port Augusta

12 May 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Sterile Fruit Fly Production Boosted With New Irradiator At Port Augusta Victor P Taffa Sterilisation rate of fruit flies has been boosted at the Port Augusta-based national facility with the installation of an additional X-ray irradiator at the site. Recognising the urgent need to further strengthen South […]

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98.6 % Of New South Wales Drought Declared Week Ending 5 May 2019

98.6 % Of New South Wales Drought Declared Week Ending 5 May 2019

09 May 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall New South Wales Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall Drought Continues To Bite Despite Welcomed Widespread Rain Victor P Taffa Despite some significant rainfall in parts of the State last week, New South Wales continues to experience prolonged and widespread drought conditions. 98.6 % of […]

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Debra-Lee Best To Lead Queensland’s Safe Food Production Board

Debra-Lee Best To Lead Queensland’s Safe Food Production Board

06 May 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Debra-Lee Best Appointed Chairperson Of Safe Food Production Queensland’s Board Victor P Taffa Queensland Government has appointed Debra-Lee Best as Chairperson and Director of Safe Food Production Queensland’s (Safe Food) Board. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Mrs. Best’s substantial experience in public […]

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2 Tasmanian Women Win Agricultural Scholarships At Agfest 2019

2 Tasmanian Women Win Agricultural Scholarships At Agfest 2019

05 May 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Scholarships Celebrate The Vital Role Of Tasmanian Women In Agriculture Victor P Taffa Crucial role played by rural women and their valuable contribution to primary industries in Tasmania has been recognised in 2 agricultural scholarships announced today at Agfest. Rebekah Frankcombe is the winner of the […]

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$1.8 Million Landcare Action Grants Program Now Open

$1.8 Million Landcare Action Grants Program Now Open

05 May 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Grants Now Open To Help Farmers Improve Land And Waterways Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s agricultural sector employs more than 7,500 Tasmanians and is worth $1.5 Billion at the farm gate. Our produce is the envy of the world and we are building on our reputation with […]

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Drought Conditions Affects Agricultural Water Use In 2017-18

Drought Conditions Affects Agricultural Water Use In 2017-18

30 April 2019

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Increased Agricultural Water Use In 2017-18 Victor P Taffa Australian farms increased their water use in 2017-18, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Director of Agriculture Statistics, Lauren Binns, said changing water availability and poor forecasts for rain in many regions influenced farmer’s crop […]

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Mid-West Aquaculture Industry Boosted By Injection Of $7 Million

Mid-West Aquaculture Industry Boosted By Injection Of $7 Million

21 April 2019

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly $7 Million To Boost Growth Of Mid-West Aquaculture Industry Victor P Taffa $7 Million commitment to build and operate a state-of-the-art marine finfish nursery in Geraldton Project set to support thousands of direct and indirect regional jobs McGowan Government exceeds election commitment McGowan Government is injecting $7 Million […]

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Tender Awarded To Construct 4 New Artificial Reefs

Tender Awarded To Construct 4 New Artificial Reefs

21 April 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby Boost For Territory’s Fishing Industry Victor P Taffa Northern Territory’s vibrant recreational fishing industry will receive a further boost with the tender to construct 4 new artificial reefs awarded to a local company. “These artificial reefs are designed to increase long term fisheries production, enhance […]

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McGowan Govt’s 2019-20 Budget Includes $131.5 Million For Agriculture

McGowan Govt’s 2019-20 Budget Includes $131.5 Million For Agriculture

19 April 2019

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan State Budget Securing Future For Western Australia Agricultural Effort Victor P Taffa McGowan Government’s 2019-20 Budget to include $131.5 Million of additional expenditure in the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Funding ensures DPIRD continues its critical role in supporting primary producers and rebuilding […]

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Western Australian Seafood Rated Amongst Best In The World

Western Australian Seafood Rated Amongst Best In The World

17 April 2019

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly Enjoy High-Quality Sustainable Western Australian Seafood This Easter Victor P Taffa From our tropical north to temperate south, Western Australia fishing is world-class Western Australian seafood amongst the most sustainable in the world Recreational fishers should avoid risky weather or ocean conditions this Easter Minister for Fisheries Dave […]

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Tasmania’s Wine Grape Crop In 2019 Is On Track To Surpass Record 2018 Yield

Tasmania’s Wine Grape Crop In 2019 Is On Track To Surpass Record 2018 Yield

15 April 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Tasmania’s 2019 Vintage Has Wine Experts Taking Notice Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s wine grape harvest is in full swing with reports across the state that quality is excellent and the 2019 crop is on track to surpass the record 2018 yield. Tasmania’s award-winning wine industry injects […]

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50,000 Oysters Introduced To Windara Reef As Part Of Oyster Restoration Project

50,000 Oysters Introduced To Windara Reef As Part Of Oyster Restoration Project

14 April 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs 50,000 Oysters Find New Home At Windara Reef Victor P Taffa More than 50,000 native oysters have been introduced to Windara Reef this week as part of Australia’s biggest reef restoration project, led by The Nature Conservancy. This […]

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Northern Territory Seafood Industry Urges People To Support NT Caught

Northern Territory Seafood Industry Urges People To Support NT Caught

14 April 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby Buying Local Seafood Helps Create Territory Jobs Victor P Taffa Territorians are encouraged to think local this Easter and enjoy delicious, fresh, locally-caught seafood from local fish markets, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. Northern Territory Government and Northern Territory Seafood Council are combining to promote the […]

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Support Our Farmers At Sydney Royal Easter Show From 12-23 April 2019

Support Our Farmers At Sydney Royal Easter Show From 12-23 April 2019

14 April 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall Rally Behind Our Farmers At Sydney Royal Easter Show Victor P Taffa As the first weekend of the Sydney Royal Easter Show kicks off Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has encouraged the community to get behind the event and show support for the State’s farmers. “We all […]

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Storm Bay North Marine Salmon Farming Development Plan To Proceed

Storm Bay North Marine Salmon Farming Development Plan To Proceed

11 April 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Sustainable Expansion Creates Jobs In Tasmania’s World Leading Salmon Industry Victor P Taffa Tasmania’s salmon industry is set for sustainable expansion with the Government accepting the independent Marine Farming Planning Review Panel’s recommendations allowing Petuna to progress a new Storm Bay North Marine Farming Development Plan. […]

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Changes To Regrowth Vegetation Code Announced

Changes To Regrowth Vegetation Code Announced

10 April 2019

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham New Regrowth Code A Boost For Coastal Small Crop Farmers Victor P Taffa Coastal small crop farmers are set to benefit from proposed changes to the new regrowth vegetation code. Minister for Natural Resources Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham said the draft regrowth code, released […]

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Minister Congratulates 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Winners

Minister Congratulates 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Winners

09 April 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Winners Victor P Taffa Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett congratulated Anh Nguyen who has today been named the Tasmanian winner of the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award Anh Nguyen Anh is an engineer, […]

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99.5 % Of New South Wales Drought Affected

99.5 % Of New South Wales Drought Affected

09 April 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall Drought Retains Tight Grip Despite Rain Victor P Taffa New South Wales continues to experience prolonged and widespread drought conditions despite some welcome rainfall in March, Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Western New South Wales Adam Marshall said today. Drought conditions are affecting the east, eastern […]

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