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Rural industries are major contributors to the economy of Tasmania

More than a quarter of Tasmania's land area is committed to agriculture. When primary production is combined with dependent downstream processing, it provides around a third of Gross State Product, about a third of employment and a quarter of all overseas exports.  

Update - The Tasmanian Government has extended the moratorium on the commercial production of GM crops until November 2019.  Hormones and antibiotics are not used to promote growth in livestock in Tasmania.  


Find more Facts and Figures about rural industries in the State - visit AgriGrowth Tasmania and Investing in Irrigation.    

  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay
  • Grove
  • Tasman Highway, Buckland
  • Old Coach Road, Cranbrook
  • Narrows Road, Dover
  • Oldina Drive, Tarraleah
  • Tasman Highway, Orford
  • Buckland Road, Woodsdale
Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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