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 Loans, ring 1800 440 026