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|Fruit fly eradication efforts to continue into winter|
The State Government remains totally committed to eradicating fruit fly from Tasmania.
|New R&D Advisory Panel for the pasture seeds industry|
A new Pasture Seeds Program Advisory Panel has been announced following a national search for industry experts to innovate the industry.
|West Takone weather radar offline for service works|
Tasmania's West Takone Wurrung radar will go offline for approximately two weeks from 15 May for routine service works that will maintain and enhance its operational capabilities.
|Items for agriculture from the Federal Budget|
The future of Australian agriculture, associated jobs and the economy is being supported through the Australian Government's investment in productivity and growth in this year's Budget.
|Tasmania's wine industry is booming|
Tasmania’s wine sector is booming: a new report hails it as a $115 million industry, and sparkling stars are setting the world alight.
|New DPIPWE positions in the North and North-West of the State|
The State Government is preparing to move 100 DPIPWE jobs to North and North-West Tasmania and to employ more AgriGrowth and Biosecurity staff in these areas..
|Dairy farmers angered at ACCC findings on cheap supermarket milk|
Dairy farmers are angry about the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's decision not to take any action on dollar-a-litre milk.
|Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 24 May 2018|
The Bureau of Meteorology has released an updated seasonal climate outlook for the next three months.
|Quad bike makers quit safety advisory panel|
Hopes of reaching a consensus on a new quad bike safety regime have been dashed following the resignation of the manufacturer's representatives from a Federal Government advisory committee.
|Funding to support Tasmanian agricultural exports|
Tasmanian onion and seed potato farmers can look forward to better access to key export markets thanks to new Australian Government grants.
|$20 million biosecurity boost for Tasmanian agriculture|
The Australian Government has announced a $20 million boost to Tasmania’s biosecurity.
|Leadership scholarships celebrate the vital role of Tasmanian Women in Agriculture|
The crucial role played by rural women and their valuable contribution to primary industries in Tasmania has been recognised in two agricultural leadership scholarships announced this week.
|Tasmania's 2018 Rural Woman of the Year announced|
Congratulations to Allison Clark who has been named as the Tasmanian winner of the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for 2018.
|Better management of deer, game and browsing animals in Tasmania|
The State Government is delivering on its plan to better manage deer, game and browsing animals in Tasmania by establishing the new Tasmanian Game Council and the Game Services Tasmania unit.
|Dairy company directors quit over future directions|
Five non-executive directors have quit the board of Australia's largest dairy company, saying they resigned over a difference of opinion about the future management of dairy farms in north-west Tasmania.
|Agriculture jobs set to surge|
New research from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research shows that future farmers and agriculture industry workers are in for a jobs bonanza in the next six years.
|Tasmania's hot chillies|
While the majority of chillies need a warm climate to grow well, a Tasmanian grower has been able to produce some of the world's hottest.
|Showcasing premium Tasmanian produce to Asia|
Tasmanian food and beverage products are the envy of the world and a Tasmanian delegation will showcase the best of Tasmania to a trade show in Singapore.
|Saffron growers now looking for new markets|
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the crocus plant and is used to add flavour and colour to dishes like paella, desserts and teas but as with any niche farming venture, the risks are just as high as the rewards.
|Fruit growers counting the cost of the fruit fly outbreak|
Fruit fly was first detected in the state in January, sparking concerns it could threaten the state's fruit fly-free status.
|Water for Profit program benefits Tasmanian farmers|
Over the last four years, the 'Water for Profit' program has equipped Tasmanian farmers and service providers with the skills and information needed to increase profits and sustainability.
|Nominations open for the 2018 Australian Wool Industry Medal |
The Australian Wool Industry Medal recognises those who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry.
|Murray Goulburn farmers vote in favour of selling to Canadian dairy giant Saputo|
The vote was for the sale of Murray Goulburn assets to Saputo, which will take over all the factories, staff and equipment owned by Murray Goulburn.
|Eradication efforts continue in Northern fruit fly zones|
The Tasmanian Government is continuing its efforts to eradicate fruit fly from the State.
|EY (Ernst and Young) appointed to review Australian Wool Innovation|
EY has been selected by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to undertake the independent review of Australian Wool Innovation's (AWI) performance and governance.
|Call to support farming families affected by Victorian bushfire|
Tasmanians are being urged to dig deep to return the financial goodwill Victorians showed our farmers when they were struggling after devastating floods in 2016.
|Change in lamb definition coming for Australia |
Sheep Producers Australia has endorsed a change in the industry definition of lamb based on a formal, industry-wide call for feedback.
|Historic first grape harvest at Government House in Hobart|
Gardeners at Tasmania's Government House have swapped their normal tools for clippers for the first grape harvest at the grounds.
|ACCC moves to improve quad bike safety|
The ACCC has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices and mandatory minimum performance standards.
|Ashgrove Cheese to create a major food-tourism drawcard in northern Tasmania|
Ashgrove Cheese plans to create a major food-tourism drawcard at Elizabeth Town in northern Tasmania.
|AWI launches new digital portal - WoolQ |
'WoolQ', formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal, has been created after three years of consultation and discussion in response to industry demand for a centralised digital information platform.
|Tasmanian Dairy Awards winners for 2018 announced|
A family dairy farm at Sisters Creek in the north-west has been named the 2018 Tasmanian Dairy Business of the Year.
|Improving pasture productivity in Tasmania|
Grazing management decisions are the key driver for how productive and profitable livestock businesses are. There is a considerable opportunity for producers to increase livestock production and profitability.
|Australian Beef Industry leadership scholarship now open|
Fairfax Agricultural Media and the Australian Beef Industry Foundation are offering the opportunity for three people involved in the beef supply chain, aged between 21 and 40, to attend a one-week Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership program at the end of June.
|Tulip farming with social media in NW Tasmania|
The spectacular colour of Tasmania's Table Cape Tulip Farm sits on top an ancient volcanic larval flow jutting into Bass Strait.
|LambEx Young Guns Competition for 2018|
The aim of the LambEx Young Guns Competition is to recognise and encourage young and upcoming industry professionals, producers and scientists to consider a future or an ongoing career in the Australian lamb industry.
|Superfine wool buyer calls on Australia to set new deadline to end mulesing|
An Italian buyer of Australian super fine wool has urged growers to listen to the market and end mulesing before more customers look to other countries for their merino wool.
|ABARES predicts steady growth for Australian farm production and exports |
The latest ABARES Agricultural Commodities report forecasts a return towards trend for farm production and exports in 2017–18, before steady growth over the next five years.
|Tasmanian farmers stay upbeat despite dry start|
Tasmanian primary producers have entered 2018 relatively optimistic about the year ahead according to the latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
|Tasmania's largest farm currently on the market|
Tasmania's largest farm, 'Rushy Lagoon' in the far north-eastern tip of the state is currently on the market.
|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.
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