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Seven innovative wine start-ups announced for FOMENT

18 October 2019

Seven highly innovative wine and tourism tech start-ups have been announced as part of the Marshall Liberal Government funded FOMENT program.

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Withdrawal of passionfruit from supermarket shelves after fruit fly larvae discovered

17 October 2019

Primary Industries and Regions SA recently requested a withdrawal from Woolworths shelves of passionfruit supplied from an interstate producer, following confirmation of infestation with Queensland fruit fly larvae.

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Zero tolerance success as fruit flies stopped at SA border

16 October 2019

Five pieces of larvae-infested fruit were successfully seized and stopped from entering the Riverland by Biosecurity SA inspectors in the first four months of the Marshall Liberal Government’s zero tolerance policy.

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Cleve crowned SA’s inaugural Ag Town of the Year

14 October 2019

Strength in the face of adversity and community collaboration over the past 12 months has helped the town of Cleve stand out from four other finalists to win the Marshall Liberal Government’s inaugural 2019 Agricultural Town of the Year.…

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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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Blue swimmer crab poacher nipped

4 October 2019

A rogue fisherman has been caught earlier this week with nearly eight times the daily bag limit of blue swimmer crabs.

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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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Commercial Marine Scalefish reform consultation

4 October 2019

Long-term sustainable fish stocks and profitable businesses are the focus of a Commercial Marine Scalefish Fishery reform consultation paper which is open for industry feedback for another week.

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Lack of rainfall hits crop growth forecast

3 October 2019

A report released today shows South Australia’s grain harvest for 2019–20 is estimated at 6.2 million tonnes as a result of ongoing dry conditions.

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Apply now for the 2020 Rural Women’s Award

1 October 2019

Emerging female leaders passionate about making change in regional South Australia are being encouraged to apply for the 2020 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards with nominations closing at the end of October.

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