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Start-up hubs giving AgTech a regional boost

18 October 2021

Two new AgTech start up hubs will open in South Australia’s South East and on the Eyre Peninsula as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s $7.6 million AgTech program.

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500 AdvanceAg attendees to vote on best AgTech pitch

12 October 2021

Five innovative agricultural technology developers from across Australia have won an opportunity to pitch directly to an estimated 500 strong audience at South Australia’s premier AgTech conference AdvanceAg next week to win $10,000.

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SA harvest tipped to reach record $2.8 billion value

7 October 2021

The 2021-22 South Australian grain harvest is estimated to be the most valuable on record reaching a farmgate value of $2.8 billion, according to a report released today.

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Deal done to get timber off Kangaroo Island

6 October 2021

Up to 60,000 tonnes of softwood logs will start to be shipped off Kangaroo Island to support South Australia’s forestry sector and booming housing construction industry, with applications to the Construction Softwood Transport Assistance Progra…

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Five-star wine tourism experiences recognised

4 October 2021

Eighteen wineries from eight different wine regions across South Australia have been announced as finalists in the South Australian Best of Wine Tourism Awards.

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Cast your vote and have a say on the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council

4 October 2021

Public voting to fill four of nine positions on the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council (MRFAC) opens today.

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SA Rural Ambassador named at Country Shows Award dinner

30 September 2021

Stockport cattle farmer Rebekah Rushton has been announced as the winner of the 2021 State Rural Ambassador Award, as the coveted awards program undertook a COVID-19 pivot.

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Long weekend salmon fishers frame reminder

29 September 2021

If there’s an Australian salmon on your hook this long-weekend, don’t forget to donate the frame to science.

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Homes to accommodate harvest jobs bonanza

28 September 2021

Thousands of jobs are up for grabs as the South Australian agricultural industry braces for a bumper harvest.

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Recreational Fishers on the hook for bad behaviour

25 September 2021

Numerous recreational fishers have been caught breaking the rules since August with either too many, or undersized, King George Whiting on the Yorke Peninsula.

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