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$21m support package for drought-affected SA farmers

10 December 2019

South Australian drought affected farmers will get extra support through a dedicated $21 million package announced by the Marshall Liberal Government today.

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State Government to work with Riverland growers after devastating hailstorm

5 November 2019

The South Australian Government will immediately work with Riverland growers impacted by yesterday's hailstorm event to assess the damage to crops.

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New Mid North weather stations to avoid the drift

4 November 2019

Cereal and grain producers in the Mid North will have a new tool at their disposal this summer to assist with their summer weed control programs and help avoid spray drift.

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Research farms to have an AgTech future

1 November 2019

Two AgTech demonstration farms will be established in the South East heralding a new future for State Government-owned research centres.

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Hot potato! Adelaide to host 2023 World Potato Congress

28 October 2019

Experienced researchers and industry experts from across the globe will converge on South Australia in 2023 after Adelaide won the rights to host the 2023 World Potato Congress.

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New apiary taskforce tackling pollination demand

23 October 2019

A new Apiary Taskforce has been formed to drive further economic opportunities for the state’s bee industry, with a further 20,000 hives required to meet pollination demand in the South Australian almond industry.

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Passion to teach agriculture highlighted at Spirit of Excellence Awards

22 October 2019

A young South Australian’s dream of inspiring a new generation of agricultural students has been boosted after being awarded the 2019 Rural Youth Bursary at the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia’s Spirit of Excellence in Agriculture…

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New AgTech scholarship set to bear fruit

21 October 2019

A new partnership between the State Government and the University of Adelaide to deliver an AgTech PhD scholarship is open for applications.

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Mainland SA farmers to have choice with new GM regulations

11 October 2019

Farmers on the South Australian mainland will have freedom of choice in the crops they are allowed to grow from December 1, with new regulations gazetted to lift the GM crop moratorium.

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Emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme extended

4 October 2019

Horticultural farmers with permanent plantings in South Australia can now access up to $25,000 in rebates for on-farm water infrastructure thanks to a new agreement reached between the Marshall Liberal and Morrison Coalition governments.

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