$1.642 Million Goes Towards Eradication Of Queensland Fruit Fly

$1.642 Million Goes Towards Eradication Of Queensland Fruit Fly

20 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner New Funding To Keep Exotic Fruit Fly At Bay Victor P Taffa Queensland Government has moved to protect jobs in Far North Queensland’s agricultural sector by boosting funding to efforts to eradicate exotic fruit fly in the region. State Budget included a funding injection of another $1.642 […]

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15 Businesses Receive RED Grants To Fund Expansion And Improvement

15 Businesses Receive RED Grants To Fund Expansion And Improvement

18 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Government Support Grows Jobs In Fruitful Business Venture Victor P Taffa A North Burnett horticulture producer is set to build a new pre-packaging and quick chill facility with funding from the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said Gayndah-based Dermark Pty Ltd […]

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Agriculture Robots To Be Funded From Latest RED Grants

Agriculture Robots To Be Funded From Latest RED Grants

18 July 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Agtech Jobs On Offer In Farm Robot Company Victor P Taffa A team of specialised agtech robot designers and builders will be recruited in Central Queensland thanks to grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said SwarmFarm was one […]

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South Australia Remains Determined To Destroy Queensland Fruit Fly

South Australia Remains Determined To Destroy Queensland Fruit Fly

18 July 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone $10 Million For Sterile Insect Fruit Fly Technology Victor P Taffa South Australia’s role at the forefront of Australian research into the sterile insect technology for Queensland fruit fly has been strengthened through a new $10 Million funding agreement. Agreement includes nearly $600,000 in State Government funding […]

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Melbourne Showgrounds To Be Upgraded

Melbourne Showgrounds To Be Upgraded

15 July 2019

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes A New Blueprint For Melbourne’s Much-Loved Showgrounds Victor P Taffa Work will begin immediately on a new plan for the Melbourne Showgrounds to ensure the much-loved precinct can best serve the needs of Victorians now and for generations to come. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today confirmed the Andrews […]

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$3 Million Agricultural Innovation Fund To Be Established

$3 Million Agricultural Innovation Fund To Be Established

12 July 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Innovative Fund Set To Drive Growth In Tasmanian Agriculture Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government has an ambitious goal to grow the farm gate value of Tasmanian agriculture to $10 Billion by 2050. Developing and adopting new practices and technologies will play a vital part in achieving […]

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Tasmanian Seafood Industry Award Winners Congratulated By Minister

Tasmanian Seafood Industry Award Winners Congratulated By Minister

08 July 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Celebrating Excellence In Our Tasmanian Seafood Industry Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is a strident supporter of the Tasmanian seafood industry and applauds the winners and nominees from Saturday night’s 7th biannual awards. Signature ‘Stay Afloat’ Awards are a partnership initiative between Rural Alive and Well […]

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Western Australia To Join With Timor-Leste Addressing Seasonal Workforce Needs

Western Australia To Join With Timor-Leste Addressing Seasonal Workforce Needs

06 July 2019

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Pacific Partnership To Address Horticultural Industry Labour Needs Victor P Taffa McGowan Government to work with Timor-Leste to strengthen workforce linkages Western Australia horticultural businesses to benefit from new Pacific Labour Scheme project McGowan Government will work closely with Timor-Leste as part of a pilot project […]

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Buying Fresh Produce In South Australia Keeps Out Fruit Fly

Buying Fresh Produce In South Australia Keeps Out Fruit Fly

03 July 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone Bring Fruit Into South Australia This Winter And Get A Frosty Reception Victor P Taffa Visitors to South Australia over the winter school holidays are reminded to leave fruit and vegetables at home to avoid a frosty reception at the state’s borders. With South Australia currently eradicating […]

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David McNeil Appointed To Reinvigorate Tropical Cropping Research

David McNeil Appointed To Reinvigorate Tropical Cropping Research

02 July 2019

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Northern Irrigated Agriculture To Advance With New Appointment Victor P Taffa Irrigated agriculture research in the State’s north boosted with new appointment to lead tropical cropping research McGowan Government committed to advancing agricultural production in the north, driving growth and jobs in the region Irrigated agriculture […]

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Koondrook Fishway Project To Cost $4.5 Million

Koondrook Fishway Project To Cost $4.5 Million

30 June 2019

Victoria Minister for Water Lisa Neville Opening Up Habitat For Native Fish In Northern Victoria Victor P Taffa Thousands of native fish will freely move between the River Murray and the rich habitat of Gunbower Creek thanks to a funding boost from the autumn sale of water for the environment. Minister for Water Lisa Neville […]

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Fight Against POMS Virus Given $750,000 Research Funding

Fight Against POMS Virus Given $750,000 Research Funding

26 June 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone POMS-Resistant Oysters Given New Lease Of Life Victor P Taffa Fight against the devastating Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) virus has been given a shot in the arm with $750,000 research funding secured for 3 more years to develop oysters resistant to the disease. Project to develop […]

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McGowan Govt Introduces New Pastoral Rents From 1 July 2019

McGowan Govt Introduces New Pastoral Rents From 1 July 2019

25 June 2019

Western Australia Minister for Lands Ben Wyatt McGowan Government’s Rental Phase-In To Help Western Australia Pastoralists Victor P Taffa New pastoral rents will come into effect on 1 July 2019 Rents are determined by the independent Valuer-General and are based on current land values and economic state of industry of which the Government plays no […]

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Odour Detection Dogs Now At Work To Protect Agricultural Industry

Odour Detection Dogs Now At Work To Protect Agricultural Industry

25 June 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby Dogs Helping To Protect Our Agricultural Jobs Victor P Taffa Assistance of odour detection dogs has the Northern Territory Government on track to eradicate browsing ants from the Northern Territory by November 2021. “As well as creating jobs, the Territory Government is protecting the jobs […]

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Seafood Industry Boosted By Establishment Of Innovation Fund

Seafood Industry Boosted By Establishment Of Innovation Fund

25 June 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall Innovation Fund Now Open For Seafood Industry Victor P Taffa Fishers and aquaculture farmers across the State will now be able to access low-interest loans to purchase modern equipment and make business improvements thanks to the establishment of the New South Wales Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund. Minister […]

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Fishermen Sprung By Queensland Boating And Fisheries Patrol Officers

Fishermen Sprung By Queensland Boating And Fisheries Patrol Officers

23 June 2019

Queensland Minister for Fisheries Mark Furner Crafty Crabbing Crew Caught In The Spotlight Victor P Taffa A father and son have been fined $3,500 each after being caught with two dozen illegally-caught crabs at Cabbage Tree Point. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the pair were found with 18 undersized male […]

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Queensland Looks To Expand Its Chocolate Industry

Queensland Looks To Expand Its Chocolate Industry

23 June 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Growing Queensland’s Chocolate Industry Victor P Taffa There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a Queensland-grown mango or pineapple, but soon you could be savouring more of the velvety goodness of home-grown chocolate.   Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said a Queensland horticulturalist […]

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New Katanning Sheep Feed Facility To Be Operating By December 2019

New Katanning Sheep Feed Facility To Be Operating By December 2019

15 June 2019

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Work Commences On Katanning Sheep Feed Facility Victor P Taffa Construction underway on new facility to advance Western Australia sheep meat research and development $1.3 Million investment to aid Western Australia production of high performance, efficient sheep with low environmental impact Western Australian sheep research and […]

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Bowen Horticulturalist Carl Walker Recognised For His Agricultural Passion

Bowen Horticulturalist Carl Walker Recognised For His Agricultural Passion

11 June 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Recognition For Champion Of Queensland Produce Victor P Taffa Renowned Bowen horticulturalist Carl Walker has been named the first #eatqld Champion. Speaking in Bowen, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the #eatqld Champion award was in recognition of individuals, groups or organisations that […]

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Marshall Govt To Address Kangaroo Overabundance Across South Australia

Marshall Govt To Address Kangaroo Overabundance Across South Australia

08 June 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone State Government To Get The Hop On Kangaroos Victor P Taffa Marshall Government is delivering measures to help tackle kangaroo overabundance across South Australia, including a pilot program to increase commercial kangaroo harvesting, as well a proposed expansion of the harvest zone. A 3-month pilot program to […]

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