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 2016-17, they generated about $22.5 billion in revenue and accounted for 57% of the state's merchandise exports.
Grain harvest tipped to be fourth biggest on record
26 NovemberStrong finishing rains have contributed to an estimated 8.8 million tonne grain harvest – the fourth biggest on record in South Australia.Read more about Grain harvest tipped to be fourth biggest on record
$1.1 million to support fire prevention in the South East
26 NovemberA two-year $1.1 million investment to upgrade fire surveillance and prevention across forestry assets in the South East of South Australia has been unveiled by the Marshall Liberal Government.Read more about $1.1 million to support fire prevention in the South East
New education program to diversify SA grain sector
26 NovemberA new education program aimed at better understanding grain markets to support diversification has received $75,000 through the Marshall Liberal Government's Regional Growth Fund.Read more about New education program to diversify SA grain sector
Harvest and Haulage Contractors Study
26 NovemberA study to better understand the economic benefits generated by the timber harvest and haulage contractors in the South East of South Australia has been funded by the Marshall Liberal Government.Read more about Harvest and Haulage Contractors Study
New snapper management plans for the South East
14 NovemberNew snapper fishing management arrangements for the South East including recreational bag limits will come into effect 1 February 2021.Read more about New snapper management plans for the South East
Works to fix notorious dustbowl on Sturt Highway near Truro
13 NovemberSafety along a notorious two-kilometre stretch of the Sturt Highway near Truro where a fatal crash occurred last year has been improved thanks to a $100,000 Marshall Liberal Government drought initiative.Read more about Works to fix notorious dustbowl on Sturt Highway near Truro
Victorian man fined and convicted of snapper rule breach
11 NovemberA Victorian man has been fined more than $1,500 and convicted for taking snapper near Cape Douglas in the south east.Read more about Victorian man fined and convicted of snapper rule breach
Wirra Wirra vineyards takes out the top award
11 NovemberMcLaren Vale's Wirra Wirra Vineyards has won a global wine award, adjudged the Great Wine Capitals Global Network International Best of Wine Tourism Award winner.Read more about Wirra Wirra vineyards takes out the top award
Expansion of Mesonet weather network to benefit farmers
9 NovemberPrimary producers in the Mid North, Mallee and Riverland are set to benefit from the $1.4 million Mesonet weather network installation with 30 weather stations to be installed by the end of 2020.Read more about Expansion of Mesonet weather network to benefit farmers
Under a week left for fishing licence surrenders
9 NovemberCommercial fishers across South Australia have less than a week to voluntarily surrender their licence as part of the Marshall Liberal Government's $24.5 million reform of the Marine Scalefish Fishery.Read more about Under a week left for fishing licence surrenders
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Industrial Hemp – an option for the Adelaide Hills?Mark Skewes, Research Scientist with South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), will provide interested landholders the opportunity to explore the viability of growing indu...
AdvanceAg 2021 - AgTech showcase eventAdvanceAg 2021, South Australia’s first AgTech Showcase will bring together the latest thinking and innovations in AgTech to:primary producers and agricultural businessesAgTech start-u...
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