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Saffron growers now looking for new markets
Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the crocus plant and is used to add flavour and colour to dishes like paella, desserts and teas but as with any niche farming venture, the risks are just as high as the rewards.
Maximising winter feed production - Event Flyer (Maximising_winter_feed_production_Richmond_flyer.pdf 232 KB)
'Maximising winter feed production' Information Session in Richmond
Fruit growers counting the cost of the fruit fly outbreak
Fruit fly was first detected in the state in January, sparking concerns it could threaten the state's fruit fly-free status.
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Queensland Fruit Fly updates (April 2018)
For regular updates on the management of Queensland fruit fly detections in northern Tasmania, visit the Biosecurity Tasmanian website.
Water for Profit program benefits Tasmanian farmers
Over the last four years, the 'Water for Profit' program has equipped Tasmanian farmers and service providers with the skills and information needed to increase profits and sustainability.
Nominations open for the 2018 Australian Wool Industry Medal
The Australian Wool Industry Medal recognises those who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry.
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Eradication efforts continue in Northern fruit fly zones
The Tasmanian Government is continuing its efforts to eradicate fruit fly from the State.
Murray Goulburn farmers vote in favour of selling to Canadian dairy giant Saputo
The vote was for the sale of Murray Goulburn assets to Saputo, which will take over all the factories, staff and equipment owned by Murray Goulburn.
EY (Ernst and Young) appointed to review Australian Wool Innovation
EY has been selected by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to undertake the independent review of Australian Wool Innovation's (AWI) performance and governance.
Tasmanian Farm Energy Self Audit Tool (Tasmanian_Farm_Energy_Self_Audit_Tool.pdf 808 KB)
Farm energy self audit tool for Tasmanian farmers.
Safe Farming Tasmania Induction Handbook​
The Safe Farming Tasmania Induction Handbook contains easy to read work health and safety information to help on-farm workplace induction practices.
Call to support farming families affected by Victorian bushfire
Tasmanians are being urged to dig deep to return the financial goodwill Victorians showed our farmers when they were struggling after devastating floods in 2016.
Change in lamb definition coming for Australia
Sheep Producers Australia has endorsed a change in the industry definition of lamb based on a formal, industry-wide call for feedback.
Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 12 April 2018
The Bureau of Meteorology has released an updated seasonal climate outlook for the next three months.
Historic first grape harvest at Government House in Hobart
Gardeners at Tasmania's Government House have swapped their normal tools for clippers for the first grape harvest at the grounds.
ACCC moves to improve quad bike safety
The ACCC has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices and mandatory minimum performance standards.
AWI launches new digital portal - WoolQ
'WoolQ', formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal, has been created after three years of consultation and discussion in response to industry demand for a centralised digital information platform.
Ashgrove Cheese to create a major food-tourism drawcard in northern Tasmania
Ashgrove Cheese plans to create a major food-tourism drawcard at Elizabeth Town in northern Tasmania.