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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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New advisory group to drive SA AgTech growth

22 August 2019

Nine South Australian business, industry and academic leaders have been appointed to the new Minister’s AgTech Advisory Group to provide a co-ordinated and long-term approach to the development and uptake of technology in agriculture in South A…

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Review to guide growth on South Australia's pastoral lands

1 August 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government has today officially launched a review of South Australia's Pastoral Act seeking feedback on how we can create greater productivity from the 410,000 square kilometres of pastoral rangelands.

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Reins to be handed over for livestock industry funds

1 August 2019

Creating more opportunities for co-investment and building greater accountability are just two key drivers behind the transition to a new model for delivery of the sheep and cattle industry funds.

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Boosting South Australia's wine and tourism industries

23 July 2019

South Australia's wine and tourism industries will soon have better access to cutting edge technology that will further drive our state’s already booming wine exports, thanks to new Marshall Liberal Government funding.

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Vineyard project to provide little ray of sunshine

27 June 2019

Measurement of the severe impact of sun on vineyards and better methods to manage heat will be supported through a State Government-funded project at Langhorne Creek.

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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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