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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 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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  • Osterley
  • West Tamar Highway, LEGANA
  • Greens Beach Road, KELSO
  • Clarence Street, HOWRAH
  • Deviot Road, DEVIOT
  • Honeysuckle Road, Tooms Lake
  • Whitewash Lagoon, Lackrana
  • Lackrana Road (Camerons Inlet), Lackrana
  • Walden Street, Weymouth
  • Fourfoot Road, Geeveston
  • Tasman Highway, Saint Patricks River
  • Grices Road, Tea Tree
  • Woodspring Road, Bothwell
  • Jean Banks Road, West Bothwell
  • Simpsons Bay Road, South Bruny
  • Brockley Road, Buckland
  • Cockatoo Gully Road, Dysart
  • Waddamana Road, Penstock Lagoon
  • Brockley Road (Woodsden), Buckland
  • Gravelly Ridge, Campania
  • Southwood Road, Lonnavale
  • Blackwells Road, Magra
  • Waddamana Road, Penstock Lagoon
  • Plenty Valley Road, Glenfern
  • Lady Barron Road, Lady Barron
Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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