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Review to guide growth on South Australias 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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May rainfall kick starts new season crops

13 June 2019

A vast majority of South Australian farmers started sowing their crops for the 2019–20 season in April with welcome rainfall providing a kick-start ahead of a forecast dry season, according to the latest Crop and Pasture Report.

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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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$1.5 million upgrade to Yamba Quarantine Station

4 June 2019

Major infrastructure upgrades at Yamba Quarantine Station are underway with the State Government committing $1.5 million to further protect the Riverland from the threat of fruit fly.

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Program assists drought affected farmers improve long-term financial management

23 May 2019

Families from 30 farm businesses have been upskilled on finance and business to help them better prepare, manage and recover from drought in a new program funded by the State Government and run by Rural Business Support (RBS).

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