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Carp are one of the most de­struc­tive in­tro­duced pest species in Aus­tralia and cause ma­jor dam­age to na­tive fish pop­u­la­tions and the wa­ter qual­ity of our wa­ter­ways.” – Matt Bar­wick, Na­tional Co­or­di­na­tor of the Na­tional Carp Con­trol Plan (NCCP) on the re­lease of carp virus cyprinid her­pesvirus-3, a $15 mil­lion Fish­eries Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (FRDC) plan­ning process.

We’re ex­cited at the re­sponse we’ve had to the scheme and hope peo­ple keep call­ing to take ad­van­tage of this fan­tas­tic re­bate of­fer.” – VFF Vice Pres­i­dent Brett Hosk­ing on the ad­min­is­tered $6 mil­lion State Gov­ern­ment funded Quad Bike Safety Re­bate Scheme, so far ap­prov­ing more than 2200 ap­pli­ca­tions to­talling nearly $2 mil­lion.

These trends are likely to re­main in place for the re­main­der of 2017 and have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on price and pro­duc­tion ex­pec­ta­tions. – MLA’s Man­ager of Mar­ket In­for­ma­tion Ben Thomas after the first time in three years, Aus­tralian cat­tle prices are now lower than year-ago lev­els, and pro­duc­tion is higher.

The long-term aim of this project is to de­velop an in­no­va­tive range of elec­tricpow­ered com­mer­cial ve­hi­cles for a wide range of pur­poses.” – Min­is­ter for En­ergy, En­vi­ron­ment and Cli­mate Change Lily D’Am­bro­sio, after the first fleet of elec­tric trucks hit the road after fund­ing re­ceived from the State Gov­ern­ment through the $20 mil­lion New En­ergy Jobs Fund.

I’m very pleased that all the ma­jor pro­ces­sors and farmer or­gan­i­sa­tions have signed the code.” – Om­buds­man Kate Car­nellthe on new dairy in­dus­try Code of Prac­tice for Con­trac­tual Ar­range­ments be­tween farm­ers and pro­ces­sors.

Hunt­ing re­mains an im­por­tant part of our na­tion’s so­cial, cul­tural and tra­di­tional her­itage. This project pro­tects and digi­tises the his­tory of Vic­to­rian hunt­ing for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to en­joy, learn from and share.” – Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture Jaala Pul­ford on the $40,000 grant to sup­port Aus­tralia’s hunt­ing his­tory.

Graeme has been part of the VFF for more than two decades and has helped shape the or­gan­i­sa­tion dur­ing that time.” – VFF Pres­i­dent David Jochinke after he an­nounced that CEO Graeme Ford will be step­ping down from his role after more than two decades ser­vice.

GONE FISHIN’: The gov­ern­ment have spent more than $15 mil­lion on re­cent carp erad­i­ca­tion re­search.

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