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    Support for small exporters

    Olive oil pouring from bottle onto pink fish fillet with herbs

    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

    Gourmet food and wine

    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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  • event news

    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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    Spring Yield 2019

    Regional food and wine was the star of the show at The Agri Collective’s Spring Yield event in September. Celebrating producers from Greater Geelong and the surrounding region, the Spring Yield showcased local artisan produce and products to over 60 people from the hospitality and catering industries and media. There...

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    A free-flowing discussion on brewing

    Whether you’re already in the beer industry or wondering what’s involved, Spark Breweries Pro-Brewing Community Forum is the event for you. Spark is the national leader of the cultural hospitality movement of craft brewing. The Spark Roadshow Tour brings a wealth of brewing knowledge in a fun and enlightening format...

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    Agriculture Victoria webinar – Forecasts4Profit and Local Climate Tool

    Find out about using forecast information to manage risk and increase profitability with Agriculture Victoria’s free Forecasts4Profit and Local Climate Tool webinar. The Forecasts4Profit website and Local Climate Tool were created as part of a joint initiative of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Agriculture Victoria to help...

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    Q fever – manage the risk

    Q fever is an infection caused by the bacteria Coxiella burnetii that results in flu-like symptoms. The Coxiella bacteria is mainly carried by cattle, sheep and goats, but it can also be carried by kangaroos, camels, rodents, cats, dogs, birds and wallabies. Q fever can transfer to people, and is...

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