Category: Minister for Agriculture

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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Setting The Record Straight On Ag Planning Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to consult with farmers, landowners and residents about the proposed planning reforms to Victoria’s animal industries that will slash the red tape burden placed on farmers. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford is encouraging rural and regional Victorians to find out more about the proposed reforms to ensure they have […]

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Victorian Aquaculture Mussels Up With New Sites

Victoria’s mussel growing industry in Port Phillip and Western Port is set to expand following the allocation of 65 hectares of water to six operators. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the recent public tender process, managed by the Victorian Fisheries Authority, saw significant interest from local mussel growers keen to take on more sites […]

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Warneet Fish Cleaning Tables Open With Grants Program

Saltwater anglers can now return home with fresh fish fillets ready for the table thanks to two new fish cleaning tables at the Warneet boat ramp on Western Port. The tables were funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s Recreational Fishing Grants Program, which invests revenue from the sale of fishing licences into worthwhile projects. The […]

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Farming For The Future With Landmark Planning Reforms

The Andrews Labor Government is overhauling Victoria’s agricultural planning rules with a suite of proposed reforms that strike the balance between delivering for farmers and meeting community expectations. The proposed changes will simplify planning requirements for animal based farming and will improve the consistency of how the rules are applied. The reforms aim to make […]

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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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