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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.  See more facts and figures about agriculture in Tasmania here and here.

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.

   Managing the Current Seasonal Conditions 

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

    View the current restrictions for rivers and streams

   Visit the DPIPWE website and TasFodder

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  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)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