Category: Minister for Agriculture

Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns Next Week

The Andrews Labor Government will celebrate the opening of the trout season with a free fishing festival on the banks of Lake Wendouree in Ballarat next Saturday, 1 September. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the family-friendly event would have something fun for everyone from 10:00am until 4:00pm north of Windmill Drive on Lake Wendouree. […]

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Hook, Line And Sinker On Research And Education

Six projects funded by fishing licence fees have been announced today that will benefit salt and freshwater fisheries in southwest Victoria and children’s education across the state. Four projects are research focused and will provide information to better manage target species. The other two will see new fish habitat and fishing access created on the […]

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Upgrading Local Roads In South West Victoria

Moyne Shire’s agricultural sector in south west Victoria will soon be transporting produce to market in better condition and more safely thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market program. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced almost $1.5 million in upgrades, with $998,000 from the Labor Government for key upgrades in the […]

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Delivering Value For Melbourne Market Wholesalers

Melbourne Market wholesalers now have certainty, with Melbourne Market Authority announcing it will only apply minimal rent increases for store leases that are due to expire. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford confirmed today that the Melbourne Market Authority Board has resolved to apply a four per cent rent increase to store leases that have an […]

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Bigger And Better Fishing Facilities For The Wimmera

The Andrews Labor Government is helping get more people fishing more often across the Wimmera with better facilities for local angling clubs. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced funding for three projects in northwest Victoria that will help more families enjoy one of Victoria’s most loved past-times. The new projects are part of the 2017-18 […]

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Global Search Underway For Internet Of Things Trials

The Andrews Labor Government today began a global search to find cutting-edge agtech to support its On-Farm Internet of Things Trial. The trial is a cornerstone of the Labor Government’s $27 million investment in digital agriculture and will investigate issues from network connectivity through to on-farm Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Labor Government has […]

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Getting More Kids Fishing More Often

The Andrews Labor Government today announced free fishing clinics for kids to help get more youngsters into Victoria’s great outdoors and try their luck at reeling in a catch of the day. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today joined fishing icon and VicFishKids ambassador Rex Hunt at Ararat’s Alexandra Lake to promote the five clinics […]

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Victoria’s Wine Industry Keeps Sparkling Under Labor

Victoria’s wine industry will taste even better thanks to a $2 million boost from the Andrews Labor Government through the third round of the Wine Growth Fund. Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard represented Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar in Ballarat today to announce the funding and expanded […]

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Raising A Glass To Victoria’s Wine Champions

Victoria’s premium drops were on display at Parliament House today as the Andrews Labor Government hosted the Victorian Wine Show’s Premier’s Trophy. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos in congratulating the 2017 Premier’s Trophy winner – Burke and Wills – for their outstanding 2015 VAT 1 Heathcote Shiraz. The Labor Government […]

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Funding Boost For Corangamite’s Agribusiness Sector

The agriculture sector in Corangamite Shire will soon be transporting produce to market in better quality and safer thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced in the Victorian Parliament a $260,000 investment from the Labor Government for three projects in the shire from Round Two of the Local Roads […]

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