Victoria, the home of Food and Fibre in Australia

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a major international trade event, in a coup that will boost investment, create jobs and cement Victoria’s place as the food and wine capital. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced last night that in September next year Melbourne will host Global …

Victoria serves up its best food and beverages

Victoria’s best food and beverage producers are showcasing their globally renowned products to thousands of international buyers at Gulfood – the world’s largest food and fibre trade show. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis formally opened the Victorian Government stand at this year’s …

Fonterra expansion a win for jobs and manufacturing

The world’s largest exporter of dairy products, Fonterra, has shown its confidence in doing business in regional Victoria with a $165 million investment in manufacturing plant upgrades announced today. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll said the investment included $125 million to double the …

New partnership to harvest Smart Farm data

A new partnership between Bosch Australia and Monash University will further support Victoria’s standing as Australia’s premier agriculture state and home of innovation. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford visited the new AgTech Launch Pad facility being established at Bosch Australia’s …

Victorian Food and Fibre exports hit record high

Victoria has set a new record with food and fibre exports reaching $12.8 billion – the biggest total in the state’s history. According to the 2016-17 Food and Fibre Export Performance Report released today, Victoria accounts for 25 per cent of Australia’s food and fibre exports, despite taking up …

Digital Roundtable to focus on accelerating new tech for Ag sector

Harnessing the benefits of new on-farm technology and ensuring Victoria is at the centre of online and digital innovation will be the focus of the first Digital Roundtable today. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford will chair the roundtable discussion bringing together farmers, …

A New Shellfish Reef Is Born In The Bay

The Andrews Labor Government is restoring shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay through a project that aims to improve bay health, juvenile fish habitat and water quality. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced works had begun on stage two of the project to restore lost shellfish reefs in the Bay off St …

Banning Fracking for Good

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced legislation to permanently ban fracking in Victoria, protecting our agricultural sector and giving certainty to regional communities. In a national first, the Resources Legislation Amendment (Fracking Ban) Bill 2016 will: permanently ban all onshore unconventional gas …