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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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Support sought from WA for hay to drought-affected farmers

10 May 2019

As a measure to provide additional fodder options for drought-affected livestock farmers, the State Government is seeking an urgent investigation by the Western Australian Government to certify the green snail pest is not prevalent in the northern wh…

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Lions clubs and FaB mentors helping to deliver drought support this Christmas

20 December 2018

The State Government's Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors program has joined forces with the Australian Lions Foundation to deliver $100,000 worth of financial aid to drought-affected farmers and farming families just in time for Christmas.…

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Family and Business Support Program rolls out in drought-affected regions

16 October 2018

Eight Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors have been appointed across drought-affected areas of upper Eyre Peninsula, Murray-Mallee, mid and Upper North, and the pastoral areas.

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National Drought Coordinator visits as grain crop forecast drops

24 September 2018

The National Drought Coordinator will make an initial visit to South Australia tomorrow as the latest grain season update released today shows a revised estimate of 5.8 million tonnes with an estimated farmgate value of $1.7 billion.

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State Government rolls out support program to drought affected regions

24 September 2018

South Australian farmers and their families impacted by the dry conditions will be provided assistance through the State Government’s appointment of up to eight Family and Business Support scouts.

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Sheep Technology & Innovation Day 2018

11 September 2018

Sheep and wool producers are invited to attend the Sheep Technology & Innovation Day in Hawker this September where the latest innovations and advice helping shape South Australia’s sheep and wool industry will be on show.

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Trial manuka plantation site begins in Mid North

16 August 2018

Planting has taken place today at a trial manuka plantation site in the State's Mid North, as part of a project exploring the viability of growing the premium product in the region.

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Stronger farm biosecurity with new State Government program

14 August 2018

A new program to strengthen South Australia's farm biosecurity and animal health management was officially launched today at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days.

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Government establishes dry season working group

9 August 2018

The State Government has today convened a working group with key industry stakeholders and support agencies to discuss the challenging seasonal conditions farmers and communities are experiencing in parts of South Australia.

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