Category: Minister for Agriculture

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 […]

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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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Israeli Inspiration To Grow Our Agriculture Innovation

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford is in Tel Aviv, Israel this week to assess what lessons Victoria can learn from the country’s world leading agricultural innovators. The trip provides an opportunity to meet with Israel’s top Agritech companies, learn from their experiences and see how their renowned technologies can be used to improve Victoria’s farming […]

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Exploring Hi-Tech Ag Innovation In Canada And Israel

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford is gaining insight from world leaders in medicinal cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution to help ensure the success of this new and emerging industry in Victoria. Ms Pulford was in Canada to meet with a number of medicinal cannabis companies including some of Canada’s largest producers of medicinal cannabis, Aurora Enterprises, ABcannMedicinals and Canopy Growth Corporation. Highlights […]

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Record 4 Million Fish Stocked Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has set a new fish stocking record over the last 12 months, releasing almost four million fish to improve angling opportunities. The record fish stocked comprised 845,000 trout and salmon, and more than three million native fish including Murray cod, golden perch and Australian bass. These fish were released into more […]

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$40,000 Grant To Support Australia’s Hunting History

Australians will get a glimpse into the nation’s hunting history thanks to a grant from the Andrews Labor Government to the Wetlands Environmental Taskforce to support the Australian National Hunting Archive. Located in Victoria, the Australian National Hunting Archive is Australia’s most comprehensive and valuable collection of works on the social history of hunting in […]

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Animal Welfare Funding Boost Sets Tails Wagging

The Andrews Labor Government is improving the lives of animals across Victoria – great and small. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Ambassador for Animal Welfare and Member for Pascoe Vale Lizzie Blandthorn today to announce more than $350,000 for animal welfare groups to make life better for dogs, cats, horses and other much loved […]

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Sowing The Seeds Of Success For Ultima

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $4.5 million investment from Pentarch Agricultural, a Western Australian based fodder processor who will set up their first Victorian facility in Ultima. Pentarch markets Australian oaten hay, cottonseed and other grain internationally and the new facility will generate millions of dollars in new exports to Japan, South […]

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New Chair Sought For Animal Welfare Committee

The Andrews Labor Government today called for Expressions of Interest for the role of Chairperson of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC). The AWAC is a non-statutory committee that provides the Minister for Agriculture with independent and expert advice on significant animal welfare issues in Victoria. Current Chairperson, Ms Carmel Morfuni, has decided to step […]

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Labor Government Helping Young Farmers Thrive

The Andrews Labor Government is helping our next generation of farming leaders take the next big step in their food and fibre career with the announcement of the Young Farmer Scholarships. With world-renowned clean and green Victorian produce, emerging export markets and evolving technologies to name just a few of the positives, there’s never been […]

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