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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Queensland Comes To Sniff Out One Of The World’s Worst Invasive Ant Species

Queensland Comes To Sniff Out One Of The World’s Worst Invasive Ant Species

06 December 2019

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan Detection Dogs To Sniff Out Red Imported Fire Ant Victor P Taffa Two highly trained surveillance dogs deployed from Queensland to sniff out one of the world’s worst invasive ant species Detector dogs support State Government’s surveillance campaign to prevent the pest from becoming established in […]

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2019 World Fly Fishing Championship Supported By Minister

2019 World Fly Fishing Championship Supported By Minister

30 November 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Lured To Tassie Fly Fishing Victor P Taffa As a keen angler, it is with great honour that I will be on hand to officially welcome competitors and support crew to the 2019 World Fly Fishing Championship here in Tasmania, Minister for Primary Industries and Water […]

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Crabbing To Resume For South-West Fishers From 1 December 2019

Crabbing To Resume For South-West Fishers From 1 December 2019

29 November 2019

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly A Summer Of South-West Blue Swimmer Crabbing Set For Good Start Victor P Taffa Fishers from Perth to Minninup Beach near Bunbury can resume crabbing on Sunday Spring closures protect breeding stock and bolster the blue swimmers’ resilience Following the 3-month break, crab researchers are predicting a good […]

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Local Lobster Program Open To Western Australians Christmas 2019

Local Lobster Program Open To Western Australians Christmas 2019

29 November 2019

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly Local Lobsters For Western Australians Available Again At Christmas Victor P Taffa McGowan Government once again makes available up to 23,400 lobsters for Western Australians this summer Each commercial rock lobster boat can catch an extra 100 lobsters to sell locally Special tags are used to identify lobsters […]

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13 Young Farmers Receive Agriculture Scholarships

13 Young Farmers Receive Agriculture Scholarships

27 November 2019

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes Investing In The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers Victor P Taffa 13 young farmers from across Victoria have received the Andrews Government’s Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships, supporting the state’s future agriculture leaders to shine. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the winners of the fifth round […]

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Fire Affected Farmers To Receive $15,000 Grants

Fire Affected Farmers To Receive $15,000 Grants

26 November 2019

New South Wales Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall $15,000 Grants To Help Rebuild Fire Affected Communities Victor P Taffa Primary producers and small businesses impacted by recent fires in the Northern Tablelands, North Coast and Mid North Coast have received welcome relief with the announcement today of $15,000 recovery grants. Minister for Agriculture and Member […]

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Albany’s Oyster Harbour Takes Shape

Albany’s Oyster Harbour Takes Shape

25 November 2019

Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly New Reefs Taking Shape In Oyster Harbour Victor P Taffa Work is underway to construct oyster reefs near Albany to improve aquatic biodiversity and water quality 1,000 tonnes of natural limestone rubble will be dropped and stocked with native oysters Election commitment to restore reefs in Oyster […]

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