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Experience added to Vinehealth Australia board

16 September 2019

Five new board members have been appointed to the Vinehealth Australia Board to oversee the efforts in ensuring South Australian vineyards remain free of phylloxera and other diseases and pests.

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New weather stations to protect Riverland food producers

13 September 2019

State-of-the-art localised automatic weather stations, which will provide key data to help inform food producers’ decision making, will be installed throughout the Riverland and Mallee - two of South Australia’s key horticulture, grain, a…

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Agriculture at heart of Riverland Field Days

11 September 2019

Highlighting the importance of primary industries in South Australia will be a key focus of the Primary Industries and Regions South Australia tent at this year's Riverland Field Days.

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Mid north sheep farmer named 2019 State Rural Ambassador

9 September 2019

A young sheep and cropping farmer from Eudunda has been crowned South Australia’s 2019 State Rural Ambassador Award.

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Regional trials show potential for SA industrial hemp

5 September 2019

Two years of trials in the Riverland and South East of nine different varieties has demonstrated theindustrial hemp industry’s potential in South Australia, according to a State Government reportreleased today.

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Beefing up trespass laws to protect farmers

3 September 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced new measures to better protect farmers and primary producers from trespass by animal activists and other protesters.

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Accelerating growth in the food, wine and agribusiness sector

2 September 2019

A discussion paper focused on growing South Australia’s $14.8 billion food, wine and agribusiness sector as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s ‘Growth State’ initiative is now open for consultation.

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$3.8 million funding injection for livestock industry

26 August 2019

Protecting the state’s sheep and cattle industries from biosecurity threats, controlling wild dogs, and enhancing animal health and disease surveillance are the focus for $3.8 million of livestock industry funds.

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Five towns named finalists for Ag Town of the Year

23 August 2019

Cleve, Kapunda, Langhorne Creek, Millicent and Renmark have today been announced as finalists for the inaugural South Australian Ag Town of the Year award.

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Optimistic early estimate for 2019-20 grain season

22 August 2019

The first grain estimate for the 2019–20 season indicates South Australian production may eclipse the past two years with estimates at 7.95 million tonnes, the highest since 2016-17.

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