Category: Minister for Agriculture

Orchard Expansion To Bring Jobs To The Goulburn Valley

A family owned and operated orchard in the Goulburn Valley is set to thrive, with funding announced today to expand, bringing new local jobs to the community. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced that Vigliaturo Orchards will receive a grant from the Andrews Labor Government that will see the company expand, upgrade and employ more […]

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Making Renting Fair For Victorian Pet Owners

The Andrews Labor Government will end the discrimination against tenants with pets as part of its unprecedented reforms to make renting fair for all Victorians. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Dr Chris Brown today to back a national campaign to make it easier for people to rent a house and own a pet. As […]

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Cutting Costs For Farmers: Managing Energy Efficiently

Farmers who are seeking to better manage their energy costs are now able to apply for an on-farm assessment with the commencement of the Andrews Labor Government’s Agriculture Energy Plan. The on-farm assessments form a key part of the Labor Government’s $30 million Agriculture Energy Investment Plan and are aimed to help farmers better manage […]

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Grants To Boost Animal Welfare Across Victoria

Non-profit animal welfare organisations across Victoria can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to turn their great ideas into reality. The Animal Welfare Fund Grants Program is seeking grant applications that benefit creatures great and small. Consideration will be given to applications covering a range of areas including: Community education programs on responsible […]

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Future Fishing Leader Recognised For Mako Shark

Fourteen year-old Warrnambool angler, Xavier Ellul, has been recognised for his contribution to the sustainable management of mako sharks in Victoria. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined other fishers and club members plus staff from the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) at the Torquay Angling Club to present Xavier with a certificate of appreciation for his […]

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Opera House Nets Banned In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced that from 1 July 2019, opera house nets will be banned in all public and private waters throughout Victoria, with reforms that will benefit native animals that live in and around waterways including platypus and turtles. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said opera house nets in Victoria will be […]

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Victorian Horticulture Gets Innovation Fund Boost

Six organisations across regional Victoria will help horticulture businesses innovate, expand and employ more people thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced the latest recipients of the Horticulture Innovation Fund, which will see grants of up to $50,000 to help grower businesses test and adapt new technologies […]

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Securing Mildura Jobs For Our Meat Supply Chain

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Meatco’s $2 million refurbishment and recommissioning of the Mildura Abattoir facility, creating new jobs and driving economic growth in the region. The Labor Government has worked with Meatco over many years to secure the overall project which will create 80 new jobs and generate exports of up to $32 […]

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Victorian Artisanal Producers On Cloud Nine

Victorian artisanal producers will be better off with the Andrews Labor Government today officially launching the artisanal agriculture and premium food program. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at Cloud 9 Artisan Cheese in Pipers Creek today to announce the $2 million program – which will help grow Victoria’s high-value […]

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Supporting Victorian farmers and boosting our exports

Young Victorian farmers will find it easier to get their start on the land, with stamp duty exemptions for farmers buying their first farm being lifted, bringing them into line with recent changes that benefit first home buyers. The Andrews Labor Government will lift the young farmer stamp duty-free threshold from $300,000 to $600,000 for […]

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