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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 dependent 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 for Tasmania.

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.

Assistance with adverse seasonal and market conditions -  

    Visit the Flood Information Page or call (03) 6777 2233

  →  Contact the Rural Financial Counselling Service on 1300 88 3276, or Rural Alive and Well on 1300 4357 6283  

    View current information for rivers and streams

   Visit the DPIPWE, DairyTasTasFodder and MLA pages

    For Farm Concessional Loansring 1800 440 026

  →  Rural Relief Fund applications and cash donations 


  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Gardenia Road, RISDON VALE
  • Penguin Road, WEST ULVERSTONE
  • Long Ridge Road, Mathinna
  • Poatina Road, Poatina
  • Risdon Cove
  • Thunder and Lightning Bay, Cape Barren Island
  • Weymouth Road, Weymouth
  • Limekiln Gully, Glenorchy
  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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