Category: Minister for Agriculture

Nectarine Growers To Get A Slice Of The Chinese Market

Victorian nectarine growers now have access to the Chinese market for the first time, following the agreement of new import protocols by Australian and Chinese Government officials in China last Friday. The successful development of the new protocol reflects the strong collaboration between the Andrews Labor Government, the Commonwealth and the summerfruit industry. This is […]

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All About The Bass In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting recreational fishing opportunities in Gippsland, stocking the Tambo River and Lake Guthridge with 9,000 and 4,000 Australian bass respectively. Creating new fishing opportunities through stocking delivers on the Labor Government’s Target One Million plan to grow recreational fishing participation to one million anglers by 2020. Lake Guthridge in Sale […]

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Dairy Industry And Government To Meet On Milk Price Cut

The Andrews Labor Government will convene a meeting of Victoria’s dairy industry leaders on Thursday to discuss Murray Goulburn’s shock decision to cut its farmgate milk price. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said now is the time for the industry to come together to support farmers and regional communities who are feeling the impact of […]

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Fine Food And Wine At The Grampians Grape Escape

Visitors from all over Victoria, Australia and the world are preparing to flock to the Grampians National Park for one of Victoria’s longest running food and wine festivals. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today attended the opening of the Grampians Grape Escape, which is celebrating its 25th year. Set at the foot of the […]

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Helping Farmers Get Grain From Paddock To Port Quicker

The Andrews Labor Government is helping farmers get grain from paddock to port faster with an $8.5 million infrastructure investment in VicTrack sidings. The funding upgrade, part of the Labor Government’s Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund (AJIF),  will result in an additional 500,000 tonnes of grain per year being transported by rail – reducing annual […]

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Andrews Labor Government Puts Victorian Farmers First

Victorian farmers are poised to reap the rewards of investments in biosecurity measures, produce transportation and regional infrastructure, under the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2016/17. Our food and fibre has a global reputation for quality and we are going to keep it that way, by investing $25.6 million in crucial biosecurity measures, including fruit […]

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Better Hunting All Part Of The Game Plan

Ensuring that hunting in Victoria continues to be a safe and sustainable recreation for future generations will be a key focus for the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government knows the importance of education, awareness and communication, and that’s why the Government is taking steps to support hunters. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced today […]

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

Fox Bounty Extended, Wild Dog Control Measures Doubled

The fox bounty will be extended for another four years and there will be an increase in the aerial baiting of wild dogs as part of an Andrews Labor Government package to help farmers better manage pests. Foxes and wild dogs can decimate farming enterprises, causing significant stock losses, and have serious consequences for biodiversity […]

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Barramundi Coming South To Hazelwood Pondage

Barramundi will be stocked in Gippsland for the first time with the first batch of 1600 barramundi into Hazelwood Pondage today. This is another significant milestone for the Andrews Labor Government in delivering  its Target One Million plan to grow recreational fishing. The release is a key step in the development of this new fishery, […]

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Scientist Crowned Victoria’s Rural Woman Of The Year

A leading agricultural scientist from the vegetable industry has been named Winner of the 2016 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Victorian Rural Women’s Award. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today  announced  Australian Vegetable Growers (AUSVEG’s) Dr Jessica Lye as the winner of the prestigious award at a ceremony held at Parliament House, Melbourne. […]

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