Category: Minister for Agriculture

Victoria’s Sheep Tags Remain The Cheapest In Australia

The Andrews Labor Government will continue to subsidise electronic sheep tags, ensuring they remain the cheapest in the country. Visiting a farm near Donald today, Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford will announce ongoing support from the Labor Government for the cheapest electronic sheep tags to be available from just 45 cents for 2018 – the […]

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Victoria’s Best Wines Set To Sparkle At Nagambie

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the 2017 Victorian Wine Show with a $20,000 grant from Round 2 of the Wine Growth Fund to help promote and celebrate the state’s wine industry. The Victorian Wine Show is the largest gathering of Victorian wines in any one place and judging is taking place this week at […]

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New Jetty At Yarriambiack Creek A Boost For Anglers

Freshwater anglers casting a line into the Yarriambiack Creek Weir Pool in Warracknabeal now have a new jetty funded through  recreational fishing licence fees. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the 13.5 metre long jetty will help get more families fishing, more often, which is at the heart of the Andrews Labor Government’s Target One […]

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Ensuring Better Pet Welfare For Our Furry Loved Ones

      The Andrews Labor Government will work with the community to improve the health and happiness of our pets, with the launch of a new welfare campaign that will inform and educate pet owners. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today joined locals and their pets at All Nations Park in Northcote to launch […]

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More Protection For Stingrays, Skates And Banjos

The Andrews Labor Government is better protecting stingrays, skates and guitarfish or ‘banjo sharks’ in Victoria. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced in Parliament today that from 7 November, recreational fishing rules will be strengthened to ensure these beautiful animals are treated with respect. The new rules are the product of extensive public consultation during […]

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New Local Roads Funding Boosts Agribusiness

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver an additional $12.5 million to improve country roads and bridges to help farmers get their produce to market. The Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford called on Councils to work with farmers and local agribusinesses to identify priority road projects for round two of the Local Roads to Market program. […]

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Victorian Food And Fibre Exports Hit Record High

Victoria has set a new record with food and fibre exports reaching $12.8 billion – the biggest total in the state’s history. According to the 2016-17 Food and Fibre Export Performance Report released today, Victoria accounts for 25 per cent of Australia’s food and fibre exports, despite taking up just 3 per cent of the […]

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Connecting Our Food Producers To The World

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today addressed the 31st Congress of the World Union of Markets at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The global event is jointly hosted by Melbourne Market Authority, Queen Victoria Market and Sydney Markets Limited and promotes the international exchange of information on wholesale and retail markets, with a view […]

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Andrews Labor Government Delivers More Support For Animal Welfare

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to deliver more support for animal welfare and will establish a dedicated public sector group called Animal Welfare Victoria. Animal Welfare Victoria will bring together all aspects of domestic animal and animal welfare research, policy, education and compliance. It will be overseen by the Minister for Agriculture and […]

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Popping The Cork On Prosecco Road At Parliament House

The King Valley’s finest was uncorked at Parliament House today in a celebration of the food, wine and tourism mega draw card – the Prosecco Road. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes with King Valley wineries to showcase the best of the region’s Prosecco Road vintages. Prosecco Road is […]

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