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    Farmers and landholders survey extended

    The City of Greater Geelong Rural and Peri-urban Advisory Committee (RPAC) farmers and landholders survey will stay open until Friday 5 June to give people across the region an opportunity to have their say and share feedback. Complete the survey here to let RPAC know what would help you run...

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    Get involved in the Victorian Country Market

    From Sunday May 17, suppliers of the best produce, products and services from around regional Victoria will have the opportunity to sell products with the support of the Victorian Country Market. The Victorian Country Market is an e-commerce initiative to promote the best that regional Victoria has to offer. This...

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    International Freight Assistance

    The Australian Government is seeking feedback to guide investment in it’s new $110 million International Freight Assistance Measures (IFAM) package. The IFAM is a new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders, established to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets. The network...

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    Information and livestock exchange – have your say

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    The City of Greater Geelong Rural and Peri-urban Advisory Committee (RPAC) wants to hear from local farmers and landholders about what would help you run your property and get your stock to market. RPAC invites farmers and landholders working with animals in the City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire...

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    Support for small exporters

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    The Australian Government is providing market access support for small exporters under the Package Assisting Small Exporters grants program. Established in 2013 to increase participation in the export sector by small exporters, the program has been extended to cover the period from 2019-20 to 2022-23. Grants are available to organisations...

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    2018-19 Victorian Food and Fibre Export Report

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    Agriculture Victoria’s 2018-19 Victorian Food and Fibre Export Report shows that despite difficult seasonal and market conditions, Victoria’s agriculture sector increased by $98 million on the previous year. While ongoing drought and dry conditions took their toll on the total volume of food and fibre exported, the high market value...

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    Regenerative agriculture for climate resilience

    Deakin University’s Centre for Regional and Rural Future’s and the City of Whittlesea are calling for farmers across Victoria to help investigate the potential of regenerative agriculture systems. The Regenerative Agriculture for Climate Resilience project considers regenerative agriculture and its potential to support transformative change and greater climate resilience for...

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    Small-scale and craft grants program

    Are you a premium small-scale producer, craft brewer or distiller looking to scale-up your operations, diversify your product lines and expand your outreach? The state government’s small-scale and craft grants program provides funding for small-scale Victorian agribusinesses to grow – boosting jobs, attracting visitors and making sure regional communities are...

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    Boost Your Business

    Victorian businesses will have access to new opportunities to develop and grow with the opening of applications for the fourth round of the popular Boost Your Business Voucher Program. The state government is calling on eligible small and medium enterprises to apply for up to $50,000 through the voucher program....

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    Biosecurity: pigs, poultry, pest plants and industrial hemp

    Are you a current or aspiring pig, poultry or hemp producer? Backyard and small-scale pig and poultry production can provide a fantastic way to produce food on smaller lots. But do you know your backyard layers or your pet porker could have a dark side? Are you aware that pigs...

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