Category: Minister for Agriculture

New Commissioner To Oversee Rural Assistance

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening rural assistance schemes with the appointment of a new Rural Assistance Commissioner. Created under the Rural Assistance Schemes Act 2016, the new role will help the Labor Government oversee the effective delivery of financial support to rural and regional communities. From 30 June, the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, […]

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Victorian Agribusiness Ready To Take On The World

Agribusiness and agriculture remains at the heart of the Andrews Labor Government’s work to grow jobs and boost the Victorian economy on the global stage. Speaking today at the 12th Victorian Agribusiness Summit in Healesville, Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the Labor Government was buoyed by confidence in the future of the agribusiness sector […]

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Dairy Deal Will Be Delivered, But Farmers Deserve Better

Victorian farmers can now access the Commonwealth’s $30 million Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans through Rural Finance, after the caretaker Coalition government finally provided the necessary documentation. While the Commonwealth loans were announced  in late May, the final draft loan agreement and guidelines were only provided to Victoria in recent days. Based on current loan products, […]

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Jazz Apples Ripe For The Market 10 Years On

Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, will today join key horticulture industry representatives at the Melbourne Glasshouse to celebrate ten years of continued success for Victoria’s Jazz Apple. Jazz Apples are grown and marketed in Australia by The Montague Group, a family owned and operated business boasting three generations in the fruit growing and marketing industry. […]

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Victoria And South Australia Tackle Fruit Fly Head On

Fruit growers have welcomed a cooperative agreement to fund the establishment of a new Sterile Insect Technology program to help eradicate fruit flies and safeguard our multi-billion dollar horticulture industry across Victoria and South Australia. The Andrews Labor Government will contribute $900,000 towards the Sterile Insect Technology (SITplus) program for the development of a new […]

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Melbourne: Most Pet Friendly City In Australia

Melbourne has once again reigned supreme over Sydney – taking out the title of most pet friendly city in Australia according to the national Pet Positives Score. The news comes as Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today joined high profile veterinarian Dr Chris Brown  to officially launch the Keep Australia Pet Friendly campaign at Parliament […]

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Young Farmers Urged To Have Their Say On Future Of Ag

The Andrews Labor Government is calling on the next generation of food and fibre producers to have their say on the future of Victorian agriculture. Anyone with a view on how to build the business skills of young people in agriculture is being encouraged to contribute on the latest online forum launched by the Labor […]

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Euroa Saleyards Steers Towards Second Upgrade Stage

The second stage of Euroa’s Saleyard upgrade is set to begin thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s $500,000 investment to secure the future of the facility and safeguard employment. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today toured the saleyards before officially launching stage two of the project, which builds on previous works completed last year. […]

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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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