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Starting to seal the Strzelecki Track

30 June 2020

The 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.

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$25m Dog Fence rebuild to unleash SA’s Ag potential

26 May 2020

Work begins today on the $25 million rebuild of the South Australian Dog Fence, one of the State’s biggest infrastructure projects and a critical boost for farmers battling the scourge of feral animals.

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$2 billion grain harvest despite significant challenges

7 May 2020

Despite ongoing drought, frost and devastating bushfires, South Australia's 2019-20 grain harvest finished on a more positive note than earlier projected, at an estimated 6.5 million tonnes, according to the latest State Government Crop and Pasture R…

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Survey first step in South Australia's inaugural AgTech strategy

26 March 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government has released a survey as the initial step in creating South Australia's first AgTech strategy to grow productivity and profitability for primary producers.

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New Barossa water pipeline could see jobs flow

25 February 2020

A State Government proposal to shore up water supply to the Barossa will support sustainable agricultural production across the region.

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SA agriculture sets new record despite challenging conditions

24 February 2020

South Australia's primary industries and agribusiness sector has reached record levels, generating $15.2 billion revenue in 2018-19 – an increase of two per cent on the previous year despite drought.

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$4.2 million program developing better Lucerne for livestock

17 February 2020

South Australia’s livestock producers will benefit from new breeds of lucerne being developed through a $4.2 million partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and Barenbrug Australia.

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Changes afoot for managing wild dogs in SA

10 February 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government is determined to remove wild dogs inside South Australia’s Dog Fence and is consulting on policy changes to achieve this goal.

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Producer Technology Groups to help grow red meat and wool sector

10 February 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government will help livestock producers upskill and implement the latest in agricultural technology with the creation of at least 10 regional Producer Technology Groups – which will help grow our economy and boost regional…

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Drought tolerant lucerne program to feed the world

7 February 2020

South Australian scientists are conducting world-leading research which could help feed the world by using wild relatives of lucerne to breed drought-tolerant varieties.

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