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Rural industries in the economy of Tasmania

Agriculture is a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, generating around $1.4 billion dollars at the farm gate.  Combined with downstream processing, rural industries provide a third of Gross State Product, a third of total employment and a quarter of all overseas exports. 

For more detailed industry information, see the latest Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard and the regional profile.

The Tasmanian Government has extended the moratorium on the commercial production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) until November 2019.  Hormones and antibiotics are not used to promote growth in livestock. 

    ♦  Tasmania will be hosting the 22nd Congress of the International Farm Management Association in March 2019. 

For assistance with current seasonal conditions   

    Visit the DPIPWE 'Dry Conditions' page

  →  Contact Rural Business Tasmania - (call 1300 883 276)

  →  Visit Rural Alive and Well - (call 1300 4357 6283)  

    See the current information for rivers and streams

    Farm Concessional Loans - (call 1800 440 026)


  

  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
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  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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