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News - Seasonal Hardship

Family and Business Support Program rolls out in drought-affected regions

16 October 2018

Eight Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors have been appointed across drought-affected areas of upper Eyre Peninsula, Murray-Mallee, mid and Upper North, and the pastoral areas.

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National Drought Coordinator visits as grain crop forecast drops

24 September 2018

The National Drought Coordinator will make an initial visit to South Australia tomorrow as the latest grain season update released today shows a revised estimate of 5.8 million tonnes with an estimated farmgate value of $1.7 billion.

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State Government rolls out support program to drought affected regions

24 September 2018

South Australian farmers and their families impacted by the dry conditions will be provided assistance through the State Government’s appointment of up to eight Family and Business Support scouts.

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Sheep Technology & Innovation Day 2018

11 September 2018

Sheep and wool producers are invited to attend the Sheep Technology & Innovation Day in Hawker this September where the latest innovations and advice helping shape South Australia’s sheep and wool industry will be on show.

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Trial manuka plantation site begins in Mid North

16 August 2018

Planting has taken place today at a trial manuka plantation site in the State's Mid North, as part of a project exploring the viability of growing the premium product in the region.

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Stronger farm biosecurity with new State Government program

14 August 2018

A new program to strengthen South Australia's farm biosecurity and animal health management was officially launched today at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days.

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Government establishes dry season working group

9 August 2018

The State Government has today convened a working group with key industry stakeholders and support agencies to discuss the challenging seasonal conditions farmers and communities are experiencing in parts of South Australia.

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NRM is changing - join the conversation

3 August 2018

The State Government wants to see communities and people central to managing the natural resources of their region. This involves significant reforms to the NRM system, and your input is critical.

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South Australia's 2018-19 grain harvest estimated at 6.9 million tonnes

31 July 2018

Dry conditions to the start of the sowing season, as well as frost and wind, have played a significant role in South Australia’s 2018–19 grain harvest forecast being below the long-term average at 6.9 million tonnes.

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New management approach for endemic sheep diseases

6 July 2018

The management of endemic sheep diseases, Ovine Johne’s disease and footrot, is set to change under new programs introduced today and being rolled out over the coming months.

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