Category: Minister for Agriculture

Say Cheese! Fonterra Stanhope Facility Opens

The world’s largest exporter of dairy products officially opened its rebuilt Stanhope Facility today thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford officially opened Fonterra’s rebuilt and expanded  facility, which has helped retain 120 jobs and create an additional 30 jobs. With support from the Labor Government, […]

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

Government Assistance For Murray Goulburn Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting retrenched dairy workers in the Indigo and Campaspe Shires affected by Murray Goulburn’s down-sizing. Following recent discussions with impacted workers, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $50,000 for each council to undertake community economic development planning. The Labor Government will also allocate $80,000 to allow […]

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

Victorian Submissions To Shape Greyhound Code

Public submissions on the draft Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds closed yesterday, with  more than 1200 submissions received over the 60 day public comment period. The Andrews Labor Government  will now carefully consider the submissions and respond to key issues raised in them –including making any necessary changes to the draft […]

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Road Upgrades To Cut Costs For South West Dairy Farmers

Local Roads to Market projects across the state’s south-west are upgrading intersections, strengthening pavements and widening and re-aligning the roads our dairy industry relies on. The Andrews Labor Government is contributing $480,000 toward the cost of upgrading 18 intersections in the Glenelg Shire, paving the way for more efficient dairy pickups. The local dairy industry […]

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

New Investment For Wimmera Industrial Precinct

Wimmera grain growers will benefit from the development of new industrial lots at the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal site, improving supply chain efficiency, reducing cost and improving the competitiveness of Victorian farmers. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced $1.25 million from the Andrews Labor Government for Stage 1 of the Wimmera Intermodal Freight Terminal […]

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Funding Boost For Grains Centre Of Excellence

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening Wimmera Southern Mallee’s leadership in grains innovation with new funding to advance the region’s competitive advantage in agri-science. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford, today announced $250,000 towards developing a business case for a Networked Grains Centre of Excellence to build on its industry networks. Ms Pulford said the grains […]

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Local Roads And Bridges Funding For North West Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in better roads and bridges across north west Victoria to enable primary producers to get their goods to market more efficiently. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced more than $1.4 million in upgrades through the Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market Program. The funding will […]

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

Continuing The Conversation In Wimmera Southern Mallee

Horsham will tonight play host to the next Regional Assembly, giving those living and working in the Wimmera Southern Mallee the opportunity to speak directly to the Andrews Labor Government. Representatives of the local community and industry will have their voices heard, with members of the Labor Government at the Regional Assembly to hear exactly […]

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

Euroa Saleyards Upgraded And Better Than Ever

Euroa has an upgraded and modernised saleyard thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today officially opened the completed Stage Two of the Euroa Saleyards Redevelopment project, delivered thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Labor Government. The upgrade protects the future of the Euroa Saleyards including the […]

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

Israeli Agtech Partnership A Boost For Vic Farmers

A new partnership forged between Agriculture Victoria and an Israeli agtech company AgriTask is set to boost Victoria’s technological capabilities and improve the state’s farming systems. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford met with AgriTask representatives in Tel Aviv today to announce the new Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) which will see the development of a new […]

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