Items of Interest

Seasonal Worker Transport Pilot Program

The Tasmanian Government has announced a daily transport service (six days per week) to participating businesses for seasonal workers.
(18/1/2021)


Bushfire Recovery Grants for Primary Producers

If you are an affected primary producer impacted by the December 2019 - January 2020 bushfires in Tasmania, you may be eligible for a range of assistance, including grant funding and financial counselling.
(15/1/2021)


Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Businesses

The Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business program is aimed at increasing the number of apprentices and trainees employed in small businesses in Tasmania.
(12/1/2021)


Tasmanian cherries exported on direct flights to Asia

Tasmanian cherry exporters are celebrating after their delicate produce arrived in perfect condition in Japan, following a new direct flight from Hobart to Hong Kong.
(23/12/2020)


Public comment is sought on new biosecurity (SDN-1 Modified Organism) regulations.

​Tasmanians are being encouraged to have their say on draft regulations that cover organisms modified using a gene editing technique known as SDN-1.
(14/12/2020)


Bushfire planning for pets and livestock

With the summer season now upon us comes the increased risk of bushfires and Biosecurity Tasmania urges animal owners to be well prepared.
(11/12/2020)


Get your Community Bushfire Protection Plan

Get your community bushfire protection plan and use it to develop a bushfire survival plan.
(10/12/2020)


Planning your summer cropping

Dairy Australia have developed a Planning your Summer Cropping Factsheet which highlights key points to consider when making decisions to plan your summer cropping program.
(1/12/2020)


Readily Available Water (RAW) zone

Scheduling of irrigation is important in helping provide the right amount of water for your pastures.
(1/12/2020)


Building Resilience...and making wine

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women, we are shining a light on some of the incredible women from regional, rural and remote parts of Australia who we get to work with at AgriFutures Australia. One of these incredible women is Anh Nguyen.
(22/10/2020)


Getting hands dirty for better apples and pears

The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has commenced a $800,000 research project to help Australian apple and pear growers stay at the leading-edge by better understanding the connection between healthy soils and productive orchards.
(14/9/2020)


New management plan for Wild Fallow Deer

​​A deer management plan will be developed to ensure the Government can continue to balance the impacts of wild deer on agricultural production, conservation areas and forestry, while maintaining deer as a traditional recreational hunting resource.
(31/8/2020)


Red Hot Tips launch

Tasmanian landholders will be better able to manage bushfire risk on their property with the launch of the expanded Red Hot Tips program as part of the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to keeping Tasmanians safe.
(13/8/2020)


Dairy cows in Tasmania fed seaweed

Edible seaweed has long been a staple in Asian cuisines, but now its target market is shifting to the four-legged consumer.
(3/8/2020)


Farmers prepare for bushfire season

Six months on from Australia's black summer residents affected by the Keilira bushfire are continuing to rebuild and recover, as thoughts turn to the next fire season.
(20/7/2020)


Rural mental health service hoping 'farm speak' will save men

Mothers, wives and sisters have overwhelmed a suicide prevention service with stories of loss and grief after it featured on ABC Landline.
(20/7/2020)


Tasmanian dairy continues to grow

The dairy industry in Australia has struggled in recent years due to drought but Tasmania has bucked the trend with a record year for milk production.
(10/7/2020)


TAS AgCard launched to streamline worker inductions

Tasmania will be home to the country's first industry-wide benchmark for on-farm safety after the launch of the new AgCard training program.
(7/7/2020)


Ensuring quad bike safety in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring the safety of quad bike users​​ by extending its 12-month rebate scheme for the fitting of an approved operator protection device.
(3/7/2020)


How to look after pet chooks

As owners settle into isolation with their new chook friends, questions of how to care for them are starting to flood social media.
(3/7/2020)


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