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Fruit fly eradication efforts to continue into winter
The State Government remains totally committed to eradicating fruit fly from Tasmania.
Published: 24/05/2018
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.
Published: 17/05/2018
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.
Published: 17/05/2018
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.
Published: 15/05/2018
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.
Published: 12/05/2018
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..
Published: 11/05/2018
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.
Published: 09/05/2018
Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 24 May 2018
The Bureau of Meteorology has released an updated seasonal climate outlook for the next three months.
Published: 09/05/2018
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.
Published: 09/05/2018
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.
Published: 09/05/2018
$20 million biosecurity boost for Tasmanian agriculture
The Australian Government has announced a $20 million boost to Tasmania’s biosecurity.
Published: 08/05/2018
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.
Published: 08/05/2018
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.
Published: 04/05/2018
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.
Published: 04/05/2018
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.
Published: 26/04/2018
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.
Published: 25/04/2018
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.
Published: 24/04/2018
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.
Published: 24/04/2018
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.
Published: 18/04/2018
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.
Published: 17/04/2018
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.
Published: 11/04/2018
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.
Published: 11/04/2018
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.
Published: 05/04/2018
Eradication efforts continue in Northern fruit fly zones
The Tasmanian Government is continuing its efforts to eradicate fruit fly from the State.
Published: 05/04/2018
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.
Published: 31/03/2018
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.
Published: 27/03/2018
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.
Published: 27/03/2018
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.
Published: 25/03/2018
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.
Published: 25/03/2018
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.
Published: 24/03/2018
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.
Published: 24/03/2018
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.
Published: 23/03/2018
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.
Published: 23/03/2018
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.
Published: 22/03/2018
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.
Published: 22/03/2018
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.
Published: 22/03/2018
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.
Published: 14/03/2018
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.
Published: 09/03/2018
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.
Published: 08/03/2018
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.
Published: 01/03/2018
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
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