Category: Minister for Agriculture

Victoria’s Artisanal Producers On The Road To Glory

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new blueprint for Victoria’s artisanal produce sector, backed by $2 million in grants, to promote the best of Victorian food, wine and agriculture. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today at Danny’s farm in Blampied to launch Victoria’s first Artisanal Sector Roadmap, new […]

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Victoria, The Home Of Food And Fibre In Australia

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a major international trade event, in a coup that will boost investment, create jobs and cement Victoria’s place as the food and wine capital. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced last night that in September next year Melbourne will host Global Table – the largest food business event […]

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Strengthening Agri-Food Pathways For Students In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is backing an East Gippsland project to support young people in the Agri-food sector through the Regional Skills Fund. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $190,000 for the East Gippsland Food Cluster towards Gippsland Industry Projects and Pathways for Youth in the Agri-food sector. The project, known […]

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Drought Support To Help Victorian Farmers

The Andrews Labor Government has announced additional support to ease the financial burden on Victorian farmers experiencing drought conditions. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today outlined a further $5 million to ensure farmers and irrigation communities have the support they need. The funding package includes $1.4 million for Drought Infrastructure Grants, which includes grants to […]

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Victoria’s Sheep Tags Remain The Cheapest In Australia

The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with the sheep and goat industry to ensure electronic tags remain the cheapest in Australia. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced that from 1 January next year, electronic sheep tags will be available to Victorian producers from 55 cents. Victoria is the first jurisdiction in the country to […]

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Victorian Rural Women’s Award Open For 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging women involved in rural and regional industries, businesses and communities to apply for the 2019 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award. The AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award provides a platform to inspire and support Australian women to use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities. The winner will […]

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Fishers Encouraged To Swap Yabby Nets For Free

From this Friday, recreational fishers with opera house nets can swap them for wildlife friendly open-top lift nets for free at any one of 45 tackle stores throughout Victoria. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the buy-swap initiative today in Ballarat, which will help raise awareness of the impending ban on opera house nets in […]

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Family Fishing Day At Lake Wendouree Reels In A Crowd

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today joined hundreds of anglers on the foreshore of Lake Wendouree to celebrate the Ballarat Fishing Festival. The free festival celebrated all the wonderful trout fishing available throughout Victoria and marked the start of the 2018/19 trout fishing season in rivers. The festival was funded by the Andrews Labor Government’s […]

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New Advisory Council Steps Forward For Young Farmers

A dynamic and multi-talented group of young agricultural leaders met for the first time this week as the Young Farmers Advisory Council was revealed. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford addressed the eight-member council on the importance of engaging with young farmers across regional Victoria, as well as continuing discussions on dry conditions in East and […]

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Creating A New Super Food From Abalone Production

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a Port Fairy based abalone producer to explore how waste abalone product can be transformed into a nutraceutical – a medicinally or nutritionally functional food. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a $144,000 Food Source Victoria grant for Southern Ocean Mariculture to take part in a Commonwealth […]

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