Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state's primary industries and regions.
South Australia's agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries are a vital part of the state's economy, our largest export sector and a major employer. In 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
Blue Crab and Rock Lobster fishers build for future
1 JulySouth Australia’s Blue Crab and Rock Lobster fishers are charting a more sustainable future for their industries in new commercial fishing management plans coming into effect today.Read more about Blue Crab and Rock Lobster fishers build for future
AgTech program to support Riverland food producers
30 JuneAn AgTech pilot program aimed at supporting long-term business growth is being rolled out in the Riverland to assist primary producers improve their profitability.Read more about AgTech program to support Riverland food producers
Mobile coverage win for the Mid North
30 JuneDigital connection in the Mid North will receive a boost with a $600,000 partnership to tackle a mobile phone black spot at Roseworthy.Read more about Mobile coverage win for the Mid North
Starting to seal the Strzelecki Track
30 JuneThe Strzelecki Track will start to be sealed in one of South Australia's biggest regional road projects that will unlock massive investment, drive exports and create more jobs.Read more about Starting to seal the Strzelecki Track
South Australian horticulture’s $14.6m in net benefits
29 JuneSouth Australian horticulture producers can now apply for grants of up to $300,000 to install new or replace damaged netting, helping those who have been impacted by hailstorms in recent years.Read more about South Australian horticulture’s $14.6m in net benefits
Eyre Peninsula water project provides pipeline of growth for farmers
29 JuneFarmers on the Eyre Peninsula now have a secure water source to help grow agriculture in the region following the completion of the $1.5 million Coolanie Water Scheme project.Read more about Eyre Peninsula water project provides pipeline of growth for farmers
McLaren Vale wine to flow with new water infrastructure
29 JuneMcLaren Vale grape growers have a bunch of reasons to celebrate completion of a $7.3 million water infrastructure projectat Seaford Heights which will have huge flow-on benefits for the region.Read more about McLaren Vale wine to flow with new water infrastructure
More support for drought-affected farmers
26 JuneThe Marshall Liberal Government is continuing to support drought-affected farmers across South Australia with a new program to help build stronger business models and improve long-term resilience.Read more about More support for drought-affected farmers
Sheep producers to watch out for campylobacter
26 JunePIRSA is advising sheep producers, particularly those in high rainfall areas, to be vigilant on the health of pregnant ewes following reports of a number of late term abortions.Read more about Sheep producers to watch out for campylobacter
First licence surrendered under commercial fishing reforms
26 JuneThe first fishing licence has been formally surrendered as part of the Marshall Liberal Government's historic $24.5 million commercial fishing reforms.Read more about First licence surrendered under commercial fishing reforms
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Eyre Peninsula Field Days 2020See the latest equipment, technology and information in the agriculture industry.Visit the Eyre Peninsula Field days website for more details....
World Fisheries Congress posponed until 2021The WFC2020 steering committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the World Fisheries Congress to September 2021.The impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) have made this a very challeng...
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