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Accelerating growth in the food, wine and agribusiness sector

A discussion paper focused on growing South Australia’s $14.8 billion food, wine and agribusiness sector as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s ‘Growth State’ initiative is now open for consultation.

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Fruit Fly Quarantine Station

Tim Whetstone, Primary Industries Minister 

 

ABC RADIO ADELAIDE August 28

 

Fruit Fly Quarantine Station

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$3.8 million funding injection for livestock industry

Protecting the state’s sheep and cattle industries from biosecurity threats, controlling wild dogs, and enhancing animal health and disease surveillance are the focus for $3.8 million of livestock industry funds.

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Five towns named finalists for Ag Town of the Year

Cleve, Kapunda, Langhorne Creek, Millicent and Renmark have today been announced as finalists for the inaugural South Australian Ag Town of the Year award.

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Optimistic early estimate for 2019-20 grain season

The first grain estimate for the 2019–20 season indicates South Australian production may eclipse the past two years with estimates at 7.95 million tonnes, the highest since 2016-17.

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New advisory group to drive SA AgTech growth

Nine South Australian business, industry and academic leaders have been appointed to the new Minister’s AgTech Advisory Group to provide a co-ordinated and long-term approach to the development and uptake of technology in agriculture in South Australia.

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Lifting stifling GM moratorium gives farmers a choice

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced farmers on mainland South Australia will be given the choice to plant Genetically Modified (GM) food crops next season.

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Poachers fined $4,500 for Southern Calamari bag limit offence

A man and a woman have been fined $4,500 for exceeding the bag limit of Southern Calamari on the Yorke Peninsula.

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Swift action required to fix decimated snapper stocks

The Marshall Liberal Government is seeking public input on scenarios to rebuild South Australia’s decimated snapper populations, including a proposal to close the entire state to snapper fishing until 2023.

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Help build your community through the Regional Growth Fund

It’s the last chance for regional communities to apply for the Marshall Liberal Government’s latest round of the Regional Growth Fund with applications closing on Friday.

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