Category: Minister for Agriculture

Tackling Fruit Fly Head On In Cobram

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $50,000 to Cobram & District Fruit Growers Association to better manage Queensland Fruit Fly and reduce its impact on local crops. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the grant in Parliament today, which will fund research on the habits of Queensland Fruit Fly during the winter months and monitor how the pest can be better […]

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Driving Innovation In Cherries, Apples And Almonds

Cobram-based organisation InSense is the next big winner in the Andrews Labor Government’s Horticulture Innovation Fund. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced a $49,000 grant in Parliament today that will allow InSense to trial calcium carbonate spray at leaf fall to increase winter chill accumulation in cherries, apples and almonds. Climate change is a serious […]

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Driving Sustainable Game Hunting In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring game hunting remains a safe and sustainable recreational pursuit for generations of Victorians with the appointment of the Game Management Authority (GMA) Board. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the members of the new board, which includes tiered terms for Directors. The GMA works with the community as […]

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Grants Cast Out Wide As Fees Fund Fishing Future

The Andrews Labor Government is using proceeds from recreational fishing licences to fund projects that will improve recreational fishing in Victoria. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the successful recipients of the 2016-17 Recreational Fishing Licence Large Grants Program on the banks of the Goulburn River. Since 2001, The Recreational Fishing Grants Program has […]

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Backing Booth Transport’s Bulk Milk Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $8.65 million investment from Booth Transport in a new milk logistics and distribution hub in Strathmerton, creating 77 new jobs. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford toured the recently opened new facility today, which is supporting Victoria’s dairy industry. Established in 1936, Booth Transport is […]

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Holy Goat, Cheese Works For Goldfields Region

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a state-of-the-art artisan cheese factory that will bring expertise, training and jobs to the Castlemaine-Bendigo region through its revamped Food Source Victoria (FSV) program. Holy Goat Cheese in Sutton Grange has been given a grant of $25,000 to support planning for ‘Cheese Works’ – a modular dairy factory and […]

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Victorians Urged To Have Their Say On Greyhound Welfare

The Andrews Labor Government is urging Victorians to provide their feedback on the Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds, which aims to improve animal welfare. Greyhound racing is a popular pastime and an industry that supports many jobs, and it’s important that animal welfare is a top priority to ensure it is […]

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New Committee Members To Manage Wild Dogs In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the newly appointed Chairperson and members to the Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee. The new Committee will be chaired by Mr Ron Harris and comprise six members that have knowledge and expertise in wild dog and biodiversity management. Mr Harris is a sheep and cattle farmer, and previously held […]

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Raising A Glass To The Future Of Victorian Wine

Victoria produces some of the best wine in the world, and thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, even more tourists, connoisseurs and locals will get the opportunity to try the perfect glass. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford  visited Yering Station winery in the Yarra Valley today to launch the Wine Industry Development Strategy and round […]

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Staying The Course On Puppy Farm Crackdown

The Andrews Labor Government today reaffirmed its commitment to reforming the dog and cat breeding and pet shop industries in Victoria. The report of the Legislative Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee’s Inquiry into the Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 tabled today makes it clear that the Bill is unlikely to […]

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