Category: Minister for Agriculture

New Chair And Deputy Chair For VicForests

Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced the appointment of Michael Humphris as the new Chair and Therese Ryan as Deputy Chair of VicForests. VicForests is responsible for the sustainable harvest, regrowing and commercial sale of timber from Victoria’s public native forests. With more than 35 years’ of audit, finance and advisory […]

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Additional Assistance For Small Businesses And Primary Producers Affected By Mildura Storm

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan, Victorian Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford, and Federal Member for Mallee Andrew Broad today announced additional disaster assistance for communities affected by recent storms in the Mildura Rural City Shire. This additional assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief […]

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New Chair For The Game Management Authority

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the appointment of Brian Hine as the new Chair of the Game Management Authority (GMA). Mr Hine brings more than 35 years of experience to the role, working in areas such as land management, health and human services, local government and emergency services. Most recently, he served as […]

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Applications Open For New Wild Dog Committee

Farmers, landholders and experts in species management are being encouraged to apply for the new Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee, with Expressions of Interest for membership opening today. The Committee will provide advice to the Andrews Labor Government on the strategic management of wild dogs across Victoria. Wild dogs create a significant challenge for land […]

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Victorian Barramundi: Come And Get It

Recreational anglers in Victoria will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to catch barramundi in Hazelwood starting next week. From Friday 9 December, residents and keen anglers will be able to catch Barramundi at the Hazelwood pondage. Latrobe Valley locals will also get their own unique family open weekend from 4 February, 2017. The new fishery will give keen […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Statement: Cruelty At Echuca Abattoir Under Investigation

The Andrews Labor Government condemns any act of cruelty to animals. Cruelty in any form is completely unacceptable, it is illegal, and is a blight on both our hard working farmers and the broader industry. Footage has emerged showing inexcusable behaviour by staff at Riverside Meats in Echuca. Victoria’s meat and seafood regulator, PrimeSafe, took […]

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Helping Local Communities Tackle Fruit Fly

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local communities manage fruit fly in Victoria’s key horticultural areas with targeted grants announced today. The $6.7 million Managing Fruit Fly – Regional Grants Program will support projects to manage fruit fly activities across the areas of Greater Sunraysia, the Yarra Valley and the Goulburn Valley. Victoria’s horticultural industry […]

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Backing Local Produce And Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced an upgrade to King Valley Dairy (KVD) to increase milk and butter production, provide a unique tourism experience, and create 10 new local jobs. It involves the redevelopment of the former Moyhu Butter Factory and the construction of butter production rooms, and a retail and tasting area. It will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development, Northern Victoria Region

Protecting Our Sheep And Goat Industries

Sheep and goat producers in Victoria are set to benefit from a $17 million package to support the introduction of electronic identification technology across the supply chain. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the support package at a meeting of Victorian livestock saleyard operators near Ballarat. From 1 January 2017, all new born sheep […]

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Victoria Leads The Country In Food And Fibre Exports

Victoria is exporting more food and fibre than any other state in Australia, representing a total value of $11.9 billion in 2015-16. According to the 2015-16 Food and Fibre Export Performance Report released today, Victoria takes up only 3 per cent of the country’s land mass, but accounts for 26 per cent of Australia’s food […]

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