Category: Minister for Agriculture

Victorian Fisheries Authority Set To Swim On July 1

The new Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) will commence on 1 July 2017 to support the sustainable growth of Victoria’s commercial fishing and aquaculture sectors and strengthen the management and regulation of recreational fishing. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the new Chair of the Authority, Deputy Chair and Board members. The new VFA will […]

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Education Opportunities Open For Medicinal Cannabis

Victorian tertiary students will now be able to study the supply chain of medicinal cannabis, following the launch of Australia’s first ever full-scale cannabis education program. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford officially launched Australia’s Medicinal Cannabis Leadership Program Cann10 at Parliament House today. Cann10 recently partnered with DeakinCo, the commercial arm of Deakin University, to […]

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Victorian Wool Captures Lucrative Chinese Eye

For the first time in its 20-year history, the powerful China Wool Industrial Association (CWIA) has met outside China, at the historical Lal Lal Estate near Ballarat. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, welcomed more than 130 delegates representing China’s 80 major wool processors in a show of strength for increasing demand for Australian, in particular […]

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More Sweet Jobs For Cobram In Fruit Packing Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government has today helped  secure family owned and operated Cobram fruit packing operation JV Orchards, creating an additional 15 jobs and safeguarding the existing workforce. With assistance from the Labor Government, JV Orchards will invest $900,000 in the expansion of its Cobram fruit packing and export facility in a win for local […]

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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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