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Food, wine and agribusiness to target $23 billion by 2030

29 September 2020

An ambitious industry-led plan to grow South Australia's food, wine and agribusiness sectors to $23 billion by 2030 has been launched today.

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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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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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Warning of increased risk of footrot this spring

9 September 2020

Late winter rains across much of the sheep producing areas of South Australia have increased the risk of footrot spread this spring, prompting a reminder to the community to be alert for the debilitating disease.

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Draft Pastoral Lands Bill open for public consultation

4 September 2020

South Australian pastoralists would have greater certainty to plan ahead and invest with leases extended from 42 years up to 100 years under the Marshall Liberal Government's draft Pastoral Lands Bill released for public consultation today.

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Driving AgTech adoption for livestock

3 September 2020

South Australian sheep and cattle producers will receive $10,000 State Government grants to embrace AgTech on farm enabling use of data-based livestock management to help grow their business profitability.

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$20 million support delivered to bushfire-affected farmers

22 August 2020

Bushfire-affected primary producers across South Australia have received more than $20 million in grant funding since last summer's devastating fires.

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$1 million partnership to help grow SA red meat and wool sector

20 August 2020

South Australia's livestock industry will get a boost with the Marshall Liberal Government and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) agreeing to a $1 million partnership to help grow the sector.

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Nominate now for the 2020 Ag Town of the Year

19 August 2020

Regional communities across South Australia are being encouraged to shine the spotlight on their town through the 2020 South Australian Ag Town of the Year award with nominations now open.

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AdvanceAg returns bigger and better in 2021

13 August 2020

After more than 300 people attended the inaugural event, AdvanceAg is returning bigger and better in July 2021 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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