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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 Rural Business Tasmania - (or call 1300 883 276)

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

    See the current information for rivers and streams

   Visit the DPIPWE website and Flood Information Page   

    For 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  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Judbury
  • Link Road, CLAREMONT
  • Crouchs Hill Road, LUCASTON
  • Staverton Road, CLAUDE ROAD
  • Marchwiel Road, Marion Bay
  • Tasman Highway, Beaumaris
  • Lighthouse Road, LUNAWANNA
  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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