Category: Minister for Agriculture

Victorian Food And Fibre Exports Reach Record High

Victorian food and fibre exports now contribute a record $14.1 billion to the state’s economy and is on-track to meet the Andrews Labor Government’s target of $20 billion by 2030. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today released the 2017-18 Victorian Food and Fibre Export Performance Report, which shows an overall increase of 11 per cent […]

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Supporting Victorian Farmers And Preparing For Drought

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting drought affected communities in East and Central Gippsland and helping farmers across Northern Victoria prepare for tougher conditions ahead. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced a $25 million Drought Preparedness and Support Package with targeted support for mental health, small business planning and support for parents in farming […]

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Improving Skills And Safety For Victorian Farmers

Victorian farmers will get the support they need to work smarter and more safely with the Andrews Labor Government delivering a new program to improve safety across agricultural industries and support workers to adopt new and emerging technology. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $20 million in funding for the Labor […]

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Backing Our Artisanal Sector In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is backing our artisanal sector across Victoria, today announcing the first of many grants to support producers to expand their businesses. Pink Muesli will benefit from a $5,000 grant from the Labor Government, which will help the business upgrade their production equipment from household grade to industrial. Minister for Agriculture Jaala […]

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Road And Bridge Funding To Boost Pyrenees Agribusiness

Our agriculture sector across the Pyrenees region will soon be transporting livestock and grain to market more efficiently and safely through the Andrews Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market program. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced a $897,000 investment from the Labor Government’s second round of grants through the program. The funds will be […]

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Helping Summerfruit Growers Achieve Sweet Success In China

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian summerfruit growers tap into the booming market for high-quality produce in China. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced a $454,000 Food Source Victoria grant for Summerfruit Australia while in Tatura yesterday. The project will establish a best practice guide for growers, packers and distributors so […]

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Leading The Digital Revolution In Agriculture

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled its plan ensure Victoria’s $14 billion agriculture sector is best-placed to capitalise on new technologies, placing our farmers at the forefront of the digital revolution. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford launched the Labor Government’s Digital Agriculture Strategy today in Tatura to ensure our agriculture sector is supported and encourage […]

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Silver And Gold For Gone Fishing Day In Shepparton

Anglers celebrating Gone Fishing Day at Victoria Park Lake on Sunday will have a great chance of reeling in a catch thanks to the stocking of 70 large golden and silver perch today. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford released 20 of the fish today to promote the free event being hosted by the Goulburn Broken […]

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Fish Attracting Devices Return To Torquay For Summer

Torquay’s offshore fishing reef will welcome the return of five fish attracting devices (FADs) in November to improve recreational fishing opportunities for saltwater anglers during the warmer months. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Jaala Pulford said the five yellow FADs will be attached to the artificial reef by divers with the aim of attracting kingfish […]

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Grants Available To Make Fishing Even Better

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for great ideas, big and small, to make recreational fishing in Victoria even better. Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Jaala Pulford announced the 2018/19 round of Recreational Fishing Grants Program is now open – returning money collected through fishing licence fees back recreational anglers. Last year, the Program allocated […]

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