Category: Minister for Agriculture

Geelong’s Farmers’ Market Puts Paddock On A Plate

Geelong is set to celebrate its new and accredited Pako Farmers’ Market next month at Ashby Primary School in Geelong West, bringing fresh, seasonal produce direct from farmers to the plates of locals. The Andrews Labor Government provided Melbourne Farmers’ Market with a $30,000 grant to locate a suitable site, consult the community, and undertake […]

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Victorian Produce Takes The Cake On A National Stage

Victorian producers have reigned supreme at the Australian Food Awards, taking out 30 of the 60 titles in a testament to the outstanding food and fibre industry. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford congratulated the Victorian producers and food manufacturers who won big at last night’s Australian Food Awards. More than 30 Victorian companies took out […]

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Kids Family Fishing Festival, Hook Line And Sinker

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more kids get into fishing with an exciting range of introductory clinics for children eager to wet a line over Spring. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined fishing icon Rex Hunt at Eildon Pondage today to announce the new VicFishKids program, which will host six introductory fishing clinics to […]

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New Trout Rules To Improve Recreational Fishing

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a suite of improvements to recreational fishing rules for trout that will boost angling opportunities in Victoria’s freshwater rivers and lakes. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the changes today, which include the introduction of a minimum size for trout in several waters set out in the Labor Government’s […]

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Trout Festivals Back On At Eildon And Ballarat

The opening of the 2017 trout fishing season will be celebrated with free family friendly events at Eildon and Ballarat on Saturday, 2 September. The festivities are part of the Andrews Labor  Government’s Target One Million plan, which aims to get more people fishing, more often and increase participation to one million anglers by 2020. […]

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Giving Vegetable Growers That Export Edge

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a Victorian vegetable growing success story to expand into the lucrative Asian export market. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $25,000 from the revamped Food Source Victoria (FSV) program to support a network of growers who sell their produce under Flavorite Marketing. Flavorite is a […]

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Supporting And Protecting Livestock On Melbourne’s Fringe

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting a Victorian Farmer’s Federation (VFF) led initiative to improve animal health and livestock practices across peri-urban areas of Victoria. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced $388,875 over three years for the VFF Livestock Health & Biosecurity Victoria (LHBV) Extension program. The LHBV program provides practical information and support […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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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