Category: Minister for Agriculture

Rural Women Rightly Get Their Voice Back

The much loved Victorian Rural Women’s Network (RWN) will be re-established on 1 July, 2017 with funding secured in the Victorian Budget 2017/18. The Network began in 1986 to support women living in rural and often isolated areas, raising their profile and allowing them to connect and share information. Victoria’s first female Minister for Agriculture […]

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Victorian Fisheries Authority To Cast Jobs Net

Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, today joined commercial and recreational fishers in Queenscliff to kick off the establishment of the new Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA). The new VFA will drive jobs growth and export in Victoria’s commercial fishing and aquaculture sectors. It will continue delivery of the Andrews Labor Government’s recreational Target One Million initiative, […]

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Statement Regarding Carter Holt Harvey

The Andrews Labor Government is deeply disappointed by the news that Carter Holt Harvey Building Supplies Group (CHH) intends to close its Morwell softwood sawmill, resulting in the loss of 160 jobs. Our thoughts are with the workers and their families during this difficult time. The New Zealand based company advised government officials of its […]

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Getting Hands On Sheep Electronic Identification

Electronic tagging of sheep and goats is one of the biggest reforms to the agricultural industry, and today Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford tagged some of the first Autumn lambs of the season, getting hands on the game-changing technology. Visiting the Molesworth property just outside of Ballan, Ms Pulford  electronically tagged premium dorset stud lambs. […]

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Andrews Government Backs Young Dairy Farmers

Victoria’s next generation of dairy farmers have been celebrated this morning, with the Andrews Labor Government continuing its support for the industry at the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) Young Farmers Breakfast. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford officially opened the UDV Annual Conference with an address to Victoria’s young dairy leaders. The Labor Government is […]

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A Boost To Fighting Fruit Fly In The Goulburn Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local communities to manage Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) in the Goulburn Valley with a $375,000 grant. The release of the grant is in addition to the $559,000 previously allocated to fund an extensive trapping program in the Goulburn Murray Valley and the appointment of a Regional Fruit Fly Coordinator. […]

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Bridge Upgrade Brings Big Benefits To Western Vic

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to replace Castle Carey Bridge, near Glenormiston, which will save producers 6,885 kilometres of travel every week. Through the flagship Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund (AIJF) $1 million will be provided to Corangamite Shire to improve the bridge and enable local agribusinesses to better transport produce from paddock to […]

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Protecting Jobs Through Better Biosecurity

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s international reputation as a clean, green producer of food and fibre. A two year commitment of $44.4 million, included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, will maintain the state’s crucial agricultural biosecurity, protecting access to international markets and supporting regional jobs. The funds will support Agriculture Victoria […]

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Tourists Set To ‘Flock’ To Creswick Woollen Mills

Creswick Woollen Mills is set to attract more international tourists with support from the Andrews Labor Government for the development of a range of visitor experiences for Asian visitors. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced with Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard a $500,000 grant from the Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund (RTIF) at […]

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Local Roads Funding Boost For South Gippsland Farmers

South Gippsland farmers are set to get produce from farm to market more efficiently with the announcement today of the Andrews Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market Program. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced nearly $800,000 toward the cost of upgrading important agricultural transport routes in the region. Local Roads to Market […]

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