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Sowing the seeds of success for the future of grains

25 June 2019

For the first time, South Australia’s grain industry will have a whole-of-industry focused strategic plan to drive further growth and value in the state’s largest agriculture sector.

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State Government backs wine business growth

21 June 2019

The State Government is supporting South Australian wine businesses to grow through a $150,000 program announced in the Riverland today.

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May rainfall kick starts new season crops

13 June 2019

A vast majority of South Australian farmers started sowing their crops for the 2019–20 season in April with welcome rainfall providing a kick-start ahead of a forecast dry season, according to the latest Crop and Pasture Report.

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Removing the baa-riers on sheep entry

5 June 2019

The State Government will make it easier for South Australian farmers to purchase sheep from across the border in an effort to fast track rebuilding the state’s flock after drought.

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$1.5 million upgrade to Yamba Quarantine Station

4 June 2019

Major infrastructure upgrades at Yamba Quarantine Station are underway with the State Government committing $1.5 million to further protect the Riverland from the threat of fruit fly.

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Program assists drought affected farmers improve long-term financial management

23 May 2019

Families from 30 farm businesses have been upskilled on finance and business to help them better prepare, manage and recover from drought in a new program funded by the State Government and run by Rural Business Support (RBS).

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Biosecurity at the forefront through 'Clean Your Farm' project

7 May 2019

Horticultural growers in the Northern Adelaide Plains are being encouraged to strengthen their on-farm biosecurity arrangements through a new jointly funded State Government and horticulture industry initiative.

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Grain growers reap 5.6 million tonnes this season

18 April 2019

South Australia’s grain growers have produced 5.6 million tonnes in the 2018-19 season and despite this being the smallest harvest in a decade, the value of the crop is more than 10 per cent higher than last year off the back of high prices.…

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Nominations open for Ministerial AgTech Advisory Group

11 April 2019

Nominations are being sought for a new Ministerial AgTech Advisory Group, as part of the State Government’s concerted focus to grow primary industries in South Australia.

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Winner crowned at SA Rural Women’s Awards

28 March 2019

Palmer farmer Deanna Lush has been named the South Australian winner of the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award at a ceremony today at Urrbrae House in Adelaide.

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