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World's best converge in Adelaide for Great Wine Capitals Annual General Meeting

5 November 2018

The global spotlight will shine on South Australia this week with about 100 wine delegates and industry enthusiasts from around the world travelling to the state to experience our internationally renowned wine regions and strengthen networks.

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Interest in industrial hemp industry grows with 10 licences approved

25 October 2018

Members of South Australia’s new industrial hemp industry have met for the first time to share key crop information and learn about the preliminary results from recent research trials, with 10 licences for cultivating and processing now approve…

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South Australia's strawberries go under the hammer on I Choose SA Day

24 October 2018

To launch South Australia’s strawberry season, a live auction will be held to sell the first box of the state’s strawberries at the Adelaide Central Market on Saturday 27 October, I Choose SA Day, in a bid to drive support for our local g…

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State Government seeks feedback on artisan meat processing on Kangaroo Island

22 October 2018

The State Government is seeking feedback from the Kangaroo Island livestock industry and community on opportunities for small-scale artisan and on-farm meat processing as part of an election commitment.

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First bite at new Australian apricot varieties to provide welcome boost to industry

24 September 2018

The State Government has officially unveiled 17 new and improved varieties of apricots specifically bred to maximise returns to growers at the Riverland Field Days.

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Blueprint aims to beef up industry by $200 million

14 September 2018

A blueprint to guide the growth and development of the South Australian beef industry by more than $200 million per year has been launched this morning at the Growing SA annual conference at Hahndorf.

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Globally recognised agriculture policy analyst to lead independent review of GM Moratorium

14 September 2018

Experienced economist and agriculture policy analyst Emeritus Professor Kym Anderson AC has been appointed to undertake an independent review of the genetically modified food crops moratorium in South Australia.

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$3.7 million boost to livestock industry

13 September 2018

South Australia’s livestock industry is set to benefit from an injection of $3.7 million of industry funds to strengthen market access, enhance animal health and assist disease surveillance and traceability.

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Mechanic from Kapunda named 2018 State Rural Ambassador

7 September 2018

A mechanic from Kapunda in the Barossa has been announced as the winner of the 2018 State Rural Ambassador Award, as the coveted awards program reaches its milestone 21st anniversary.

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Mandatory mediation in place to help SA farmers

30 August 2018

South Australian farmers will have greater financial protection and security to grow the state's economy with legislation to require mandatory farm debt mediation now enshrined in law.

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