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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.  See more Facts and Figures.

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.

  

  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Frankford Road, GLENGARRY
  • Southwood Road, Lonnavale
  • Musk Vale Road, Bell Bay
  • Avenue River, Mathinna
  • Mount Cullen
  • Hunter Island, Hunter Island
Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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