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Recipient of 2020 SARDI Science Bursary for Women announced

25 September 2020

University of Adelaide student, Paige Mazoudier, has been named this year's winner of a $1500 science bursary presented annually to a female post-graduate undertaking studies in agriculture, fisheries, natural resource management or forestry science.…

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Drought-affected farmers get $3.45 million water boost

24 September 2020

Drought-affected South Australian farmers will get more support to install on-farm water infrastructure with a rebate scheme getting a $3.45 million boost from the Marshall Liberal Government.

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Independent audit of OneFortyOne’s plantation lease agreement

21 September 2020

An independent audit assessment on the State Government’s Plantation Lease Agreement (PLA) with OneFortyOne Plantations Pty Ltd has found the company to be compliant.

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$70m of investment to boost South Australia’s regions

20 September 2020

Nearly $70 million of investment in regional South Australia will be unlocked, creating more than 1,000 jobs, thanks to $12 million from the Marshall Liberal Government's Regional Growth Fund.

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$8 million steel processing facility upgrade for Whyalla

16 September 2020

An $8 million upgrade to a steel processing centre in Whyalla will create a state-of-the-art facility and further enhance the Spencer Gulf as a manufacturing hub in South Australia – securing up to 160 jobs.

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Temporary fishing closure in Port Pirie area

14 September 2020

A 12 month fishing closure will be implemented in waters directly adjacent to the Port Pirie township from 12.01 am tomorrow (Tuesday, 15 September 2020).

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Get your 2020 Ag Town of the Year nominations in now

14 September 2020

Regional communities across South Australia are being reminded to nominate their town for the 2020 South Australian Ag Town of the Year award with nominations closing in a week (Friday 18 September).

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Emerging wine writer secures 2020 Wine Media Cadetship

14 September 2020

McLaren Vale winery brand manager Lachlan Aird has been named as this year's Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) Wine Media Cadet.

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Fishers caught with three times the legal limit

11 September 2020

Three recreational fishers in the south east have been caught with more than three times the daily boat limit of mullet and fined nearly $1000 after an incident at Lake George, near Beachport.

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SA activates $870,000 national AgTech wine project

10 September 2020

An $870,000 project to demonstrate emerging wine industry technologies will be undertaken in South Australia thanks to a partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and Wine Australia.

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