The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (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 2018–19, they generated about $15.2 billion in revenue and accounted for 47% of the state's merchandise exports.
500 AdvanceAg attendees to vote on best AgTech pitch
12 OctoberFive innovative agricultural technology developers from across Australia have won an opportunity to pitch directly to an estimated 500 strong audience at South Australia’s premier AgTech conference AdvanceAg next week to win $10,000.Read more about 500 AdvanceAg attendees to vote on best AgTech pitch
SA harvest tipped to reach record $2.8 billion value
7 OctoberThe 2021-22 South Australian grain harvest is estimated to be the most valuable on record reaching a farmgate value of $2.8 billion, according to a report released today.Read more about SA harvest tipped to reach record $2.8 billion value
Deal done to get timber off Kangaroo Island
6 OctoberUp to 60,000 tonnes of softwood logs will start to be shipped off Kangaroo Island to support South Australia’s forestry sector and booming housing construction industry, with applications to the Construction Softwood Transport Assistance Progra…Read more about Deal done to get timber off Kangaroo Island
Five-star wine tourism experiences recognised
4 OctoberEighteen wineries from eight different wine regions across South Australia have been announced as finalists in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards.Read more about Five-star wine tourism experiences recognised
Cast your vote and have a say on the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council
4 OctoberPublic voting to fill four of nine positions on the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council (MRFAC) opens today.Read more about Cast your vote and have a say on the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council
SA Rural Ambassador named at Country Shows Award dinner
30 SeptemberStockport cattle farmer Rebekah Rushton has been announced as the winner of the 2021 State Rural Ambassador Award, as the coveted awards program undertook a COVID-19 pivot.Read more about SA Rural Ambassador named at Country Shows Award dinner
Long weekend salmon fishers frame reminder
29 SeptemberIf there’s an Australian salmon on your hook this long-weekend, don’t forget to donate the frame to science.Read more about Long weekend salmon fishers frame reminder
Homes to accommodate harvest jobs bonanza
28 SeptemberThousands of jobs are up for grabs as the South Australian agricultural industry braces for a bumper harvest.Read more about Homes to accommodate harvest jobs bonanza
Recreational Fishers on the hook for bad behaviour
25 SeptemberNumerous recreational fishers have been caught breaking the rules since August with either too many, or undersized, King George Whiting on the Yorke Peninsula.Read more about Recreational Fishers on the hook for bad behaviour
Boating, camping, fishing - it’s all in this fund
25 SeptemberRecreational fishing opportunities across South Australia will get a significant boost with more than $1.7 million now available to improve or develop new, boating, camping and fishing facilities.Read more about Boating, camping, fishing - it’s all in this fund
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2021 Australian Biosecurity SymposiumThe 2021 Australian Biosecurity Symposium will provide a platform for the biosecurity sector to explore ways to transform Australia’s biosecurity systems to better protect our economy,...
2021 Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture AwardsJoin the State's agricultural leaders and ag industry representatives to celebrate the abilities, achievements, visions and motivations of South Australia's future rural leaders over a three...
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