Category: Minister for Agriculture

Grampians And Pyrenees Wine Region Set To Sparkle

Victoria’s wine industry continues to go from strength to strength with the announcement of the Andrews Labor Government’s Wine Growth Fund – Round Two recipients for the Grampians and Pyrenees wine regions. The Wine Growth Fund aims to develop and sustainably grow the wine industry in Victoria by providing innovative growers, organisations and projects with […]

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Hot Dogs, Not Cool This Summer

The Andrews Labor Government is sounding a warning to pet owners to look after their pets in extreme hot weather. With temperatures expected to pass 40 degrees in most parts of Victoria today, the Labor Government is encouraging pet owners to take caution in caring for their furry loved ones. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford […]

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Local Bait A Bonanza For Victorian Anglers

Victorian recreational anglers can look forward to buying more locally sourced bait thanks to a family owned fishing business that is investing in a new plant already under construction at Lakes Entrance. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford was in Lakes Entrance yesterday and met with Mitchelson Fisheries who are set to expand their current bait […]

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The Bass Just Keeps Getting Bigger And Better In Gippsland

Recreational anglers in Gippsland have welcomed in the New Year with a record stocking of more than 454,000 Australian bass fingerlings into 19 rivers and lakes. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford was in Orbost today and said the new record would deliver long-lasting benefits for freshwater fishers, nearly tripling the previous record of 162,000 bass […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Cutting Red Tape For Rock Lobster And Abalone Fishers

Commercial rock lobster and abalone fishers will no longer be required to obtain a PrimeSafe licence under a proposed new exemption from the Andrews Labor Government. The proposed change comes after ongoing investigatory work revealed the current regulations are disproportionate to the food safety risks from rock lobster and abalone fishing. Minister for Agriculture Jaala […]

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Turkey Expansion In Bairnsdale A Win For Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $1.13 million investment in Bairnsdale by Leadoux Turkeys to relocate and build a new production and processing facility that will create 17 new full time jobs. Leadoux Turkeys is a family business that has operated in Bairnsdale since 1982 and currently supplies around 45 butcher outlets and […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

A Modern Plan To Better Protect Our Animals

The Andrews Labor Government has released Victoria’s first ever Animal Welfare Action Plan. The extensive Plan covers all animals, including pets, livestock, native animals, aquatic animals, those for research and teaching, and animals in tourism and recreation. The Plan recognises the sentience of animals, reflecting strong evidence that animals experience sensations such as pleasure, comfort, […]

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Setting A New Trout Stocking Record In Victoria

Recreational anglers in Victoria are celebrating the release of more than a million trout in 2017 – a new record that will substantially improve freshwater fishing opportunities for keen anglers and their families. Increasing fish stocking is a cornerstone of the Andrews Labor Government’s Target One Million plan, which aims to grow participation in the […]

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$30 Million For Farmers To Manage On Farm Energy

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $30 million to help Victoria’s farmers manage energy costs through improved efficiency and new technology. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford visited Boomaroo Nurseries in Lara today to launch the new Agriculture Energy Investment Plan. The plan will help local farmers reduce energy costs, maintain competitiveness and create local jobs […]

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Giving Young Farmers That Winning Edge

Thirteen young farmers from across Victoria have received scholarships of up to $10,000 to undertake agricultural training and study thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the winners of the third Young Farmers Scholarship Awards in a ceremony at Parliament today. Recipients will receive grants of up to […]

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