Category: Minister for Agriculture

Hatching A New Plan For Native Fish Stocks

Victorians can be more confident of catching a native fish when they wet a line at lakes and waterways around the state with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to boost Victorian fish stocks with a new hatchery at Shepparton. We said we would get more people fishing in Victoria more often, and we have. The […]

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Stepping Up Sheep And Goat Traceability Requirements

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting traceability standards to protect Victoria’s $6.7 billion livestock industry. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced today that action and performance levels for Victorian sheep and goat saleyards and processing facilities will be increased from 80 to 90 per cent from 31 March next year. Levels were originally set at […]

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Investment In Girgarre To Create New Dairy Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Australian Consolidated Milk’s (ACM) huge new dairy manufacturing facility in Girgarre – creating 50 jobs and strengthening the dairy sector in northern Victoria. ACM is based in Kyabram, is one of Australia’s fastest growing dairy companies, with 185 dairy farmers supplying 330,000 litres of milk for distribution to various […]

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Trout Stocking Bonanza For School Holidays

Families can look forward to making the most of spring these school holidays with more than 30,000 catchable size rainbow trout stocked into almost 80 waters state-wide. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the stockings were thanks to fishing licence fees and the Andrews Labor Government’s Target One Million plan – which is investing a […]

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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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