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SA agriculture sets new record despite challenging conditions

South Australia’s primary industries and agribusiness sector has reached record levels, generating $15.2 billion revenue in 2018-19 – an increase of two per cent on the previous year despite challenging conditions.

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18th February 2020

The Hon. T.J. WHETSTONE (Chaffey—Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development) (15:23): I would like to rise to speak about the greatest electorate in South Australia, and that is the electorate of Chaffey, to talk about mobile phone blackspots. I am very happy to say that on Thursday two mobile blackspots in the electorate of Chaffey will be turned on, and it is great news for the people at Murtho on the Murtho Road in those surrounding areas at Murtho South. We will see that first tower have the switch flicked, as well as at Wunkar, which is one of the great grain growing areas on the border of the Riverland and Mallee.

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Smoke taint tests offered to bush fire affected wine grape growers

Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island wine grape growers will have access to subsidised smoke taint test samples to assist them in better understanding the impact on their crop from the bush fires. 

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Over 2,000 tonnes of donated hay reaches bushfire affected producers

Fodder support to bushfire affected livestock producers continues to grow with more than 2,000 tonnes of hay distributed across Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek.

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Results are in for first recreational snapper fishing ballot

The results are in for South Australia’s first recreational snapper fishing ballot which received more than 3,600 applications from fishers contending for the chance to target the iconic species in south east waters during the 2020 season.

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GM moratorium now lifted on mainland SA

Farmers on mainland South Australia now have the choice to buy and grow genetically modified seeds and crops with new regulations starting today.

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Support local this Christmas in wake of SA bushfires

The Marshall Liberal Government is urging the community to support local businesses affected by the devastating South Australian bushfires.

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GM moratorium to be lifted in the new year

Farmers on mainland South Australia will have the choice to grow genetically modified crops from January 1 after the Marshall Liberal Government today introduced new regulations.

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Inaugural AdvanceAg to encourage farmers to adopt AgTech

Robot tractors, an army of drones and virtual reality farm simulations can be expected to explode into the Adelaide Showground for the inaugural AdvanceAg AgTech showcase aimed at jolting our farms to the next evolution of on-farm technology.

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Kangaroo commercial harvest zone expanded

South Australia’s kangaroo commercial harvest zone will be expanded, and the 2020 quota has been set to help manage kangaroos, as well as support primary producers.

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