Three Victorian finalists have been announced for the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award, which is to be announced in March in recognition of ideas to support Australia’s rural and regional communities. The award recognises Australian women that use and develop their skills to benefit their industries and communities, including Victoria’s $14 billion agriculture sector. This … Continue reading Innovative ideas to boost regional economies recognised
A series of Agriculture Victoria workshops will be held in March, targeted at supporting producers recovering from the December flash flooding and ongoing dry conditions. Two workshops will be held in March in collaboration with the North East Catchment Management Authority (NECMA). In addition, farmers can contact Agriculture Victoria if they would like to engage … Continue reading Support workshops to help with flash flood recovery for Victorian farms
Coca-Cola Amatil will sell its fruit and vegetable processing business, SPC, which is expected to record a $10 million loss for the 2017-18 financial year. The beverage company’s decision to sell SPC comes four years after the Victorian government and Coca-Cola Amatil co-invested $100 million ($78 and $22 million respectively) to help the struggling business. … Continue reading Coca-Cola Amatil to sell SPC
Victoria’s wine industry has received a $2 million boost from the government through the third round of the wine growth fund. Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard, represented minister for agriculture and regional development, Jaala Pulford, on the 30th of July, to announce the extra funding and expanded guidelines for the fund. Howard said the wine … Continue reading Victoria’s wine industry gets a $2 million boost from the government
Corangamite Shire’s agribusiness sector is getting a funding boost from the Victorian state government. On Wednesday, Minister for agriculture, Jaala Pulford, announced a $260,000 investment from the government for three projects in Corangamite as part of the Local Roads to Market program. The Corangamite upgrades are three of 39 projects worth $24 million that will be … Continue reading Corangamite Shire’s agribusiness sector gets funding boost from government
Cardinia Shire’s agriculture sector will soon be transporting better quality produce to market, more efficiently with support from the Victorian state government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today announced a $90,000 investment from the second round of grants through the Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market program. Pulford said, “The Koo Wee Rup community knows … Continue reading Island Road funding to boost Koo Wee Rup’s agribusiness
The Wimmera Mallee’s agriculture sector will soon be transporting produce to market with the Victorian state government’s Local Roads to Market program. Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford had announced the $5.54 million through round two of the program to widen a dangerously narrow 1.5 kilometre-section of Minyip-Banyena Road in the Yarriambiack Shire to improve access … Continue reading Wimmera Mallee road upgrades boost agribusiness in Vic
The Victorian state government is backing two Ballarat agricultural machinery producers to expand their operations, creating 27 jobs and driving Victoria’s competitiveness as a producer of Australian-made farm machinery. Goldacres is a sprayer company with 40 years’ history in Ballarat, producing Australian-made products that suit local conditions and the needs for Australian farmers. A $2.78 million project will … Continue reading Vic gov boost for agricultural manufacturing
Fonterra, Australia’s largest exporter of dairy products, officially opened its rebuilt Stanhope Facility today.
The Victorian Government is politicising the struggles of dairy framers and “dithering” on providing them support, says Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, Australia’s oldest dairy operating since 1888, has acquired Lion Dairy and Drinks’ everyday cheese brands – Coon, Cracker Barrel, Mil Lel and Fred Walker and now will be focussing its energies on its Foodservice business.
Fonterra Australia will invest AUD$128 million in building a state-of-the-art cheese plant at its Stanhope factory in Victoria.