Mid-West Shearing Graduates Announced

Mid-West Shearing Graduates Announced

20 January 2020

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan First Aboriginal Trainees Graduate From Mid-West Shearing Camp Victor P Taffa Aboriginal trainees graduate from shearing camp run by State Government and Mhunga Whalla Success of camp to pave the way for new Aboriginal-focused training hubs in Mid-West and other parts of the State First trainees […]

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Wine Industry Targets Growth Of 1.5 Million Cases In 2020

Wine Industry Targets Growth Of 1.5 Million Cases In 2020

19 January 2020

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Tasmanian Wine Shines Again Victor P Taffa Tasmanian Government has been the strongest backer of the state’s flourishing world class wine industry, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said. Tasmania’s best wines have been celebrated at the gala 2020 Tasmanian Wine Show in Launceston […]

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4 Additional Reserved Areas Available For Year 2020 Deer Hunting

4 Additional Reserved Areas Available For Year 2020 Deer Hunting

08 January 2020

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Supporting Traditional Hunting Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is delivering on its commitment to support traditional recreational pursuits and the Tasmanian way of life, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said. This year, the Government has made 4 additional areas of reserved land available […]

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Hodgman Govt Commits To Maintain and Expand Biosecurity Systems

Hodgman Govt Commits To Maintain and Expand Biosecurity Systems

05 January 2020

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Biosecurity And Protecting Tasmania Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government is committed to maintaining and expanding our world-class biosecurity systems. Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said this protects and underpins $2.4 Billion agriculture and seafood sector, $3.09 Billion a year agricultural exports and $3.03 […]

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Marron Fisher Fines Announced By Minister

Marron Fisher Fines Announced By Minister

31 December 2019

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Peter Tinley Illegal Marron Fishers Face Potential Fines Of Almost $44,000 Each Victor P Taffa South-West Fisheries officers catch two men illegally taking 418 marron More than half of the 70 kg out-of-season marron haul was under-sized Minister urges fishers to remember the rules in lead up to the marron […]

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Game Authority Chair Brian Hine’s Term Extended For 3 More Years

Game Authority Chair Brian Hine’s Term Extended For 3 More Years

31 December 2019

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes Authority Chair To Continue The Game Plan Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has extended Brian Hine’s term as chair of the Game Management Authority for a further 3 years from 1 July 2020. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced Mr. Hine’s reappointment. “Mr. Hine’s leadership of the Game […]

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New South Wales To Appoint An Agriculture Commissioner

New South Wales To Appoint An Agriculture Commissioner

29 December 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall Search Begins For State’s First Agriculture Commissioner Victor P Taffa Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall is calling on industry leaders and professionals to throw their hat in the ring to become the State’s first Agriculture Commissioner. Minister Marshall today opened expressions of interests (EOI’s) for the new […]

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Fishing Near Aerators Is Officially Off Limits

Fishing Near Aerators Is Officially Off Limits

27 December 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall Aerators Officially Off Limits Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has taken swift action to clamp down on individuals fishing near artificial aeration devices that are keeping iconic native fish species such as Murray Cod alive. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today ordered a fishing […]

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Farm Gate Value Of Fruit Production Up $99.4 Million In 3 Years

Farm Gate Value Of Fruit Production Up $99.4 Million In 3 Years

25 December 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Tis The Season For Feasting Locally Victor P Taffa Tis the season for family and feasting, and if you want the best, then buy local Tasmanian produce, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said. Tasmania offers world-class agriculture, horticulture, wineries and seafood right on […]

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Victoria’s Agriculture Sector Up By $98 Million On Previous Year

Victoria’s Agriculture Sector Up By $98 Million On Previous Year

25 December 2019

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes Victorian Meat Leads Strong Agriculture Exports Victor P Taffa Victorian food and fibre exports reached a new high last financial year showing that despite difficult seasonal and market conditions, Victoria’s agriculture sector continues to go from strength to strength. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes toured Yarra Valley Cherries in […]

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Minister Announces Drought Transport Subsidy Christmas Boost For Farmers

Minister Announces Drought Transport Subsidy Christmas Boost For Farmers

21 December 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall Christmas Boost To Drought Transport Subsidy For Farmers Victor P Taffa Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today announced a Christmas boost to the New South Wales Government’s Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy, to ensure farmers can continue to access support to transport fodder, stock and other farm […]

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GM Moratorium To Be Lifted On 1 January 2020

GM Moratorium To Be Lifted On 1 January 2020

20 December 2019

South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone GM Moratorium To Be Lifted In The New Year Victor P Taffa Farmers on mainland South Australia will have the choice to grow genetically modified crops from January 1 after the Marshall Government today introduced new regulations. Move will allow South Australian farmers to make decisions ahead […]

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Innovative Towed Camera System Being Trialled For Scallops

Innovative Towed Camera System Being Trialled For Scallops

18 December 2019

Queensland Minister for Fisheries Mark Furner New Technology Scanning For Scallops Victor P Taffa New camera technology shows great promise for better monitoring of saucer scallop stocks and the health of seafloor plant and animal communities. An innovative towed camera system recently trialled in Queensland by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) and the […]

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Wide Bay-Burnett Macadamia Farmers Helping To Meet Global Demand

Wide Bay-Burnett Macadamia Farmers Helping To Meet Global Demand

18 December 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Global Demand Goes Nuts For Queensland Macadamias Victor P Taffa Support and research from the Queensland Government is helping Wide Bay-Burnett macadamia farmers meet increasing global demand for the renowned local nut. Member for Maryborough Bruce Saunders said the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ annual benchmark report […]

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Consultation Open On Livestock Regulations Until 21 February 2020

Consultation Open On Livestock Regulations Until 21 February 2020

17 December 2019

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Consultation Opens On Livestock Regulations Victor P Taffa New regulations to allow implementation of Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines in Western Australia for the first time Regulations to bring into effect national livestock standards for land transport and for saleyards and depots Consultation closes on […]

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Farm Machinery Improvement Grants In Millewa Area

Farm Machinery Improvement Grants In Millewa Area

17 December 2019

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes Farm Machinery Improvement Grants Now Open Victor P Taffa Farmers in the north-west Millewa region can now apply for a farm machinery grant to help them maintain on-farm machinery and equipment and prepare for future seasons, thanks to the Andrews Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today opened applications […]

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Queensland Egg Industry Protected With New Salmonella Prevention Plan

Queensland Egg Industry Protected With New Salmonella Prevention Plan

16 December 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Salmonella Prevention Plan For Queensland Eggs Victor P Taffa Queensland egg industry has moved quickly to further strengthen its biosecurity, hygiene and product quality processes to minimise any risk of Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) from occurring here. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said it […]

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Western Australian-Bred Apple Being Developed

Western Australian-Bred Apple Being Developed

14 December 2019

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Work Underway To Deliver Sweet Deal For Western Australian-Bred Apple Victor P Taffa State Government progressing plans to take a unique, Manjimup-bred apple to the world International commercialisation process underway for the variety ANAPB 01 State Government is progressing plans to take a Manjimup-bred apple notable […]

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Support Package For Drought-Affected South Australian Farmers

Support Package For Drought-Affected South Australian Farmers

11 December 2019

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall South Australia Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone $21 Million Support Package For Drought-Affected South Australian Farmers Victor P Taffa South Australian drought affected farmers will get extra support through a dedicated $21 Million package announced by the Marshall Liberal Government today. Drought Support Program will help farmers and families […]

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Agriculture Remains Key Economic Pillar Despite Drought Conditions

Agriculture Remains Key Economic Pillar Despite Drought Conditions

07 December 2019

Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner Drought Takes Toll As Agriculture Remains Key Economic Pillar Victor P Taffa Years of relentless drought are taking a toll on Queensland’s agriculture sector, with the 2019–20 total value for primary industry commodities forecast to be $17.8 Billion, 5 % less than the April 2019 estimate, and […]

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