Rural industries in the economy of Tasmania
Agriculture is a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, generating over $1.1 billion dollars at the farm gate and directly employing over 7,000 people. Combined with dependent downstream processing, primary industries provide a third of Gross State Product, a third of 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.
♦ Visit Water for Profit and Investing in Irrigation
♦ Links to Managing Seasonal Conditions and current irrigation restrictions for rivers and streams in Tasmania.