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SA the Seafood State – a stronger fishing future

8 May 2020

South Australia will cement its place as the Seafood State of the southern hemisphere with a $24.5 million boost for our fishers to land a catch for dinner plates for years to come.

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Wild dog aerial baiting begins, and Dog Fence tenders awarded

7 May 2020

A modified aerial baiting program to combat wild dogs in South Australia's pastoral regions has begun this week, and the first successful tenders for the Dog Fence rebuild have been awarded.

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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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Keep out: Trespasses will be prosecuted

1 May 2020

Protesters who trespass on primary production land will now face tougher penalties under new laws that passed Parliament late yesterday.

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Riverland Wine and Food Centre case stacks up

29 April 2020

A $19 million state-of-the-art Riverland Wine and Food Centre would be a focal point in attracting tourists as a destination experience, according to an independent business case released today.

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GM crops Bill set to pass Parliament

28 April 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government has reached a position that will enable legislation to pass to lift the Genetically Modified (GM) food crops moratorium and allow GM to be grown on mainland South Australia.

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By George! King George Whiting back on the menu in May

27 April 2020

South Australian fishers will once again be able to target King George Whiting during May in the southern gulfs with Labor's unpopular spawning closure on fishing now lifted.

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Bee biosecurity aware

24 April 2020

PIRSA Biosecurity SA is reminding beekeepers to be on the lookout for American Foulbrood (AFB) following a detection in hives in the Lewiston area.

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Improved mobile coverage for regions: Mobile Black Spot Program funds 182 new base stations with more than 800 base stations now live

21 April 2020

More Australians living in regional and remote Australia will benefit from new and improved mobile coverage under Round 5 of the Morrison McCormack Government’s highly successful $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program.

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Kuitpo Forest abuzz for pollination

15 April 2020

Kuitpo Forest Reserve is set to welcome new residents – hundreds of thousands of bees – as the reserve opens to beekeeping for the first time in an effort to help South Australia's apiary industry.

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