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Supporting Local Tasmanian Producers

#BuyTasmanianFirst It's time to get behind our Tasmanian producers as they face cancellation of events, dwindling orders from restaurants and closure of farmers markets.

Agfest 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

The Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania has cancelled Agfest 2020 – the first time in the event’s 37-year history – in the best interests of the community’s health and safety.

Coronavirus doesn't dent Australian farmers' confidence

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads and global markets tumble, Australian farmers are experiencing a surge in confidence.

Rain is on the forecast

This past summer will always be remembered for bushfires, but in terms of temperatures and heatwaves, it was up there too.

Tasmanian leafy greens business going gangbusters

Microgreens and baby salad crops are a big hit with chefs, keeping vegetable growers on their toes.

Why wine 'smoke taint' concerns could be a thing of the past

A wine grower in Tasmania's Huon Valley says he has found a way to remove smoke from tainted grapes and not lose a vintage.

Gary Sansom Scholarship applications now open

The prestigious Gary Sansom Scholarship aims to uncover future chicken meat industry leaders and champion important research working to boost the productivity and sustainability of chicken meat production.

Shearing school caters to increased demand for shearers

​One of the oldest professions in the county is in need of new workers — and a new wave of youngsters is answering the call.

Host a Tomato-Potato Pysyllid Trap

There's some insects we don't want in the ecosystem, of course, Tomato-Potato Psyllid (TPP) being one. Adopt-a-Trap and help keep Tasmania TPP free!

Recovery and Restoration Support for Fingal Valley Communities

Recovery and Restoration Grants of up to $9,400 have been made available to support people in the Break O’Day Council area whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the Fingal bushfires.

Working dogs: The history and value of an 'indispensable' Australian icon

Few images are ingrained in the national psyche like that of the farmer and their loyal canine sidekick.

2020 Seasonal Produce Guide has been released

The guide helps locals and visitors discover businesses selling high quality Tasmanian produce direct to the public

Tasmania Police seize more than 2,000 opium poppy capsules, man charged with trafficking

An Adelaide man has been arrested in Hobart and charged with trafficking in opium poppy capsules.

Dairy code of conduct launched

Dairy code of conduct launches ahead of schedule banning retrospective cuts, guaranteeing farmgate prices

Farms are beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Drought, bushfire smoke, and a distinct lack of snow will not ever hold back our traditional dressing of farm mailboxes and fence lines.

Preparing your business for natural disasters

Plan for your business to survive, recover and thrive with a Business Tasmania Emergency Preparation Toolkit.

Biosecurity Advisory Committee announced

The Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Guy Barnett, has announced appointments to the Tasmanian Biosecurity Advisory Committee.

Look out for symptoms of Acute bovine liver disease

Tasmanian livestock owners and veterinarians are being asked to be on the lookout for symptoms of ABLD in their herds, following a recent episode that is highly suspicious of ABLD on a property in northern Tasmania.

Is this the best shearing shed design ever?

Are you interested in the latest design for shearing sheds that addresses worker safety and animal welfare, while creating efficiency and allowing for quality wool preparation?

Beekeepers welcome new arrangement

The Tasmanian Beekeepers Association has welcomed the signing of an agreement giving them better access to leatherwood trees.

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