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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.
|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.
|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.
|Analysts predict cattle price falls in 2018|
High Australian cattle prices are expected to take a tumble in 2018 industry analysts say.
|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.
|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.
|MLA projections for the cattle and sheep industries|
MLA industry projections for the cattle and sheep industries - what lies ahead?
|Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 15 February 2018|
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its updated seasonal climate outlook.
|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.
|State Government welcomes Fonterra investment|
Fonterra have committed to investing almost $12 million in upgrading their Tasmanian dairy plants.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Truck-wash site to open at Powranna|
A truck-wash site is to open at Powranna in the northern Midlands.
|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.
|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.
|Armyworms invade northern Tasmanian farms |
This invasion of worms is far from entertaining for farmers in northern Tasmania.
|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.
|Latest restrictions and flood take advice for rivers and streams|
Information on the latest restrictions and flood take advice on rivers and streams.
|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.
|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.
|A balanced approach to managing wild fallow deer|
The State Government is ensuring a sensible and balanced approach to managing wild fallow deer.
|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.
|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.
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