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Farmer-focused mental health toolkit funding boost

6 May 2021

An online portal aimed at helping improve the wellbeing of farmers and their communities is being expanded, thanks to a $200,000 Marshall Liberal Government grant.

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SA resources giants on board with the Dog Fence rebuild

6 May 2021

Two well-known South Australian resources companies are contributing to the 1,600-kilometre rebuild of the Dog Fence with the donation of drill rod.

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Grain harvest ex-seeds farm gate value expectations

6 May 2021

The 2020-21 crop harvest has finished the second most lucrative crop on record in South Australia, reaching $2.5 billion in farm gate value from 9.14 million tonnes.

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Fisher banned from taking Blue Swimmer Crabs for five years

5 May 2021

A man convicted of possessing a commercial quantity of Blue Swimmer Crabs at Tennyson Beach has been banned from fishing for the species for five years.

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Unique wine experiences grant to attract tourists

30 April 2021

South Australian wineries can now apply for new grants of up to $5,000 to create unique cellar door experiences as wine regions continue to look at innovative ways to attract tourists and sell product following the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions an…

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South East AgTech farms goes virtual

30 April 2021

South East AgTech demonstration farms are the first in South Australia to go virtual as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s strategy to grow AgTech adoption.

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Protecting SA from fruit fly this weekend – it’s in your hands

23 April 2021

Visitors are being reminded about the ramifications of bringing fresh produce into South Australia and the Riverland this long weekend as the state continues to battle 16 Mediterranean and Queensland fruit fly outbreaks.

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Our Regions Matter: South Australian-first blueprint to drive regional growth

20 April 2021

A South Australian-first blueprint to drive economic growth in the state's regions and create jobs across a range of industries has been released by the Marshall Liberal Government.

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Efforts to eradicate feral pigs on Kangaroo Island hitting their mark

19 April 2021

More than 120 feral pigs have been culled on Kangaroo Island as part of a two-week trial using military-grade thermal imaging cameras and an aerial marksman.

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SA hub to help improve drought resilience

19 April 2021

A new ‘Drought Hub’ will be established in South Australia to help better prepare farmers for drought and improve resilience with the Marshall Liberal Government contributing $4.4 million.

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