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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 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.]

For assistance with adverse conditions -  

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

  →  Rural Financial Counselling Service - call 1300 88 3276Rural Alive and Well - call 1300 4357 6283  

    Current information for rivers and streams

   Visit DPIPWE, DairyTas -'Tactics for Tight Times'TasFodder and MLA 

    For Farm Concessional Loans, ring 1800 440 026

  →   Rural Relief Fund application forms and online 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  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Woodbridge Hill Road, GARDNERS BAY
  • Davey Street, HOBART
  • Peter Murrell Nature Reserve
  • Lucas Point, Macquarie Heads
  • German Town Road, Saint Marys
  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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