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Rural industries in the economy of Tasmania

Agriculture is a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy, generating around $1.4 billion dollars at the farm gate.  Combined with downstream processing, rural industries provide a third of Gross State Product, a third of total employment and a quarter of all overseas exports. 

For detailed industry information, see the latest Tasmanian Agri-Food ScoreCard and the regional profile.

[The Tasmanian Government has extended the moratorium on the commercial production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) until November 2019.  Hormones and antibiotics are not used to promote growth in livestock.]

For assistance with adverse conditions -  

    Visit the Flood Information Page, or call (03) 6777 2233. (Flood Grant applications close on 31 March 2017)

  →  Visit the Rural Financial Counselling Service - (call 1300 88 3276), or Rural Alive and Well - (call 1300 4357 6283)  

    See the current information for rivers and streams

   Visit DPIPWE and DairyTas (see 'Tactics for Tight Times')

    For Farm Concessional Loans, call 1800 440 026


  Current Bushfires & Other Incidents (these alerts may be out of date, for the latest please check Fire Tasmania also see the complete list of alerts for Tasmania at TasAlert)
  • Dru Point Road, MARGATE
  • Bracken Ridge, Geeveston
  • Peter Murrell Nature Reserve
  • Lucas Point, Macquarie Heads
  • Visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture website for updates on research, development, extension and education programs in Tasmanian agriculture.
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