Category: Minister for Agriculture

Medicinal Cannabis Takes Big Steps Forward In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with establishing a reliable, safe production pipeline for the supply of high quality medicinal cannabis for Victorian patients. The first cannabis crop grown by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources has now been harvested. It is now being tested and formulated – part of product […]

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Victorian Dairy And Sheep Producers Strike Hot

Victorian dairy and sheep producers have taken the honours at The Weekly Times Coles 2016 Farmer of the Year Awards held at the RACV Club in Melbourne on Friday night. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford opened the national award show and commended all producers for their innovation,  efficiency to get food from paddock to plate […]

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Sheep And Goat Producer Funding Boost

The Andrews Labor Government has approved another round of grants worth more than $400,000 to help sheep and goat producers and the supply chain transition to the electronic identification traceability scheme. It takes the total amount of approved grants to more than $1.2 million. Sixty-one farmers will benefit in this round of grants, reducing the […]

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Creative New Ag Technology Reaps Rewards

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today congratulated esteemed agricultural fellows on a successful veski Sustainable Panel discussion, highlighting the importance of bringing leading researchers and entrepreneurs to Victoria. veski seeks to build diversity in innovation and promote people from diverse backgrounds into senior roles. The event gave farmer representatives, researchers, industry and government leaders hearing […]

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A New Shellfish Reef Is Born In The Bay

The Andrews Labor Government is restoring shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay through a project that aims to improve bay health, juvenile fish habitat and water quality. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced works had begun on stage two of the project to restore lost shellfish reefs in the Bay off St Kilda and Geelong […]

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Managing Fruit Fly In The Goulburn Valley Gets A Shot In The Arm

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local communities manage fruit fly in Victoria’s key horticultural areas with new regional coordinators and a series of grants. The $6.7 million Managing Fruit Fly – Regional Grants Program will see a coordinated and collaborative approach to fruit fly management across the Greater Sunraysia, the Yarra Valley and the Goulburn […]

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More Agri Jobs Come To Geelong

Ridley Agriproducts today opened its new mill facility in Lara with the help of an $800,000 grant from the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIIF), which will bring more jobs to the region and boost agricultural stockfeed production. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford joined Ridley Agriproducts Chief Executive Officer Tim Hart […]

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Supporting Grain Growers – Adapting To Climate Change

Grain growers in the Wimmera Mallee are set to benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s $60,000 investment towards the Birchip Cropping Group’s new precision agriculture technology that will increase productivity and profitability. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford made the announcement on a mixed farming enterprise in Murra Warra today. The grant has been provided through […]

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Sheep EID Transition Package To Support Producers

Thirty-three producers across Victoria will share in more than $72,000 in funding in the Andrews Labor Government’s initial roll out of the sheep and goat electronic identification transition package. Producers can use their grants to purchase and install infrastructure for the electronic system. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford also announced the first electronic NLIS (Sheep […]

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Barramundi Fishing Weekend For Hazelwood

A community fishing weekend will be held at Hazelwood Pondage on 4 and 5 February 2017 to celebrate barramundi and encourage more people to try their luck wetting a line for these iconic fish. Permits to fish from boats at Hazelwood will not be required during the weekend, nor beyond March 1 2017, simplifying access […]

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