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.
Find more Facts and Figures about rural industries in the State - visit AgriGrowth Tasmania and Investing in Irrigation. The Tasmanian Government has placed an indefinite moratorium on the commercial production of GM crops. Hormones and antibiotics are not used to promote growth in livestock.
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