Agriculture is a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, generating over $1.1 billion dollars at the farm gate each year. Combined with dependent downstream processing, rural 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.
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