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Fruit fly-infested produce from Victoria found in Tasmania
A Tasmania-wide alert has been issued after a nectarine certified as being "fruit fly-free" was found infested with larvae in Devonport, sparking a recall of that supplier's produce from the shelves of retail outlets across the state.
Published: 22/02/2018
Tasmanian cycling champion captured in crop maze tribute
Pro cyclist Richie Porte's Tasmanian roots are being celebrated in his home territory with a crop maze.
Published: 15/02/2018
Tasmanian fruit growers responding to fruit fly biosecurity controls
Tasmanian fruit has been shipped to Melbourne to be fumigated and returned, as farm businesses grapple with strict fruit fly biosecurity control measures.
Published: 12/02/2018
Analysts predict cattle price falls in 2018
High Australian cattle prices are expected to take a tumble in 2018 industry analysts say.
Published: 12/02/2018
Dairy processor Murray Goulburn facing gloomy outlook
Dairy processor Murray Goulburn has released its half-year results with a warning that if the pending sale of the company does not go ahead, and if it keeps losing supply, it could face a withdrawal of creditor support.
Published: 09/02/2018
Tomatoes dumped because of fruit fly controls
A Tasmanian tomato producer has had to dump more than a tonne of produce as north-west growers deal with biosecurity controls around fruit fly.
Published: 08/02/2018
MLA projections for the cattle and sheep industries
MLA industry projections for the cattle and sheep industries - what lies ahead?
Published: 05/02/2018
Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 15 February 2018
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its updated seasonal climate outlook.
Published: 01/02/2018
Wine and wool tipped to lead export growth in 2018
Australian wine and wool are tipped to be the standout commodities in a year of forecasted growth across the agricultural sector.
Published: 01/02/2018
State Government welcomes Fonterra investment
Fonterra have committed to investing almost $12 million in upgrading their Tasmanian dairy plants.
Published: 25/01/2018
Cattle Council of Australia walks away from new representative body
Grass-fed cattle producers' efforts to establish a more democratic, directly elected representative body have been dealt a major blow by the peak industry council.
Published: 23/01/2018
Tasmanian research shows green potatoes safe to eat
Sabine Tanios is a PhD candidate in Tasmania working on research into why and how potatoes develop green colouring.
Published: 19/01/2018
Heritage cows provide unique cheese and beef
Nick Haddow has selected three heritage breeds for his property at Glen Huon: the Australian Dairy Shorthorn, the French Normande and the Brown Swiss, one of the oldest dairy breeds in existence
Published: 18/01/2018
Fruit picking season in full swing but struggles to find enough labour
The fruit picking season is well underway, but growers have been left short-handed and wondering where all the casual labour has gone.
Published: 16/01/2018
Using sheep whey to produce gin and vodka
A distillery at Birchs Bay in Tasmania is pioneering the use of sheep whey to make gin and vodka.
Published: 15/01/2018
High production costs affect Tasmania's booming lavender industry
Tasmania's lavender industry is expanding due to growing demand from tourists and the essential oils industry, but high local production costs remain a hurdle.
Published: 15/01/2018
Tasmanian cherry producer uses technology to combat rip-off merchants
Producers of Tasmania's highly sought-after export cherries are turning to technology and social media to combat low-grade fakes being sold in Asian markets.
Published: 09/01/2018
Cattle Council to fund producers for Company Directors Course
The long term productivity and profitability of the grass-fed beef industry is reliant on the industry being represented by producers with strong corporate governance and leadership skills.
Published: 20/12/2017
Three Tasmanians included in Sheep Producers Australia leadership program
Sheep Producers Australia has selected 14 participants to be part of its Sheep Industry Leadership Program, including three Tasmanians.
Published: 19/12/2017
Proposed new vegetable levy for Tomato Potato Psyllid response
AUSVEG have issued a notification to growers of intent to increase the Vegetable and Fresh Potato Industry Emergency Plant Pest Response levy for contributions to the tomato potato psyllid response.
Published: 18/12/2017
Wool growers celebrate record prices
The Eastern Market Indicator published by the Australian Wool Exchange reported strong prices in February which have continued an upwards trend into the Christmas break.
Published: 18/12/2017
Free farm safety induction handbook and video for new employees
New farm employees will now be provided with a farm safety handbook to raise awareness about on-farm work health and safety.
Published: 17/12/2017
Seeking meat producer demonstration sites in 2018
MLA’s Producer Demonstration Sites aim to increase the rate of adoption of key management practices and technologies that improve business profitability and productivity.
Published: 15/12/2017
2018 WoolPoll Panel Chair appointed
Consistent with the Wool Levy Poll Regulations, Australian Wool Innovation has appointed Mr Sydney Lawrie to chair the independent 2018 WoolPoll Panel.
Published: 15/12/2017
Smart Farming Partnerships grant applications close on 21 December
Farming organisations seeking a substantial multi-year Smart Farming Partnerships grant under the National Landcare Program, are encouraged to submit an application, before the closing date of 21 December 2017.
Published: 15/12/2017
Truck-wash site to open at Powranna
A truck-wash site is to open at Powranna in the northern Midlands.
Published: 12/12/2017
ACCC leading a review into quad bike safety
The ACCC has established a taskforce to conduct an investigation into quad bike safety and consider the merits of implementing a safety standard for quad bikes.
Published: 12/12/2017
AWI referred to audit by the Senate
The wool industry's embattled marketing and research body will undergo a comprehensive audit amid accusations of poor management of public money.
Published: 11/12/2017
Armyworms invade northern Tasmanian farms
This invasion of worms is far from entertaining for farmers in northern Tasmania.
Published: 11/12/2017
Northern Tasmania to benefit from major new irrigation project​
The Australian and Tasmanian Governments have announced that work will begin on the North Esk Irrigation Scheme.​
Published: 07/12/2017
Latest restrictions and flood take advice for rivers and streams
Information on the latest restrictions and flood take advice on rivers and streams.
Published: 07/12/2017
Tasmanian beef pasture feedbase survey
The Tasmanian Beef Industry Research and Development Trust and RM Consulting Group are looking for growers to complete the beef pasture feedbase survey.
Published: 06/12/2017
2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards announced
Many Tasmanians go above and beyond in caring for the land and the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards recognise these achievements.
Published: 06/12/2017
A balanced approach to managing wild fallow deer
The State Government is ensuring a sensible and balanced approach to managing wild fallow deer.
Published: 28/11/2017
Red meat producers embrace LPA changes
Thousands of Australian red meat producers have updated their Livestock Production Assurance accreditation as part of the changes that were implemented on 1 October to strengthen the program.
Published: 21/11/2017
Tasmania enters the hemp food industry
The use of hemp seed in food is now legal and the Tasmanian industry is gearing up in anticipation of increased demand.
Published: 21/11/2017
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