Posts tagged "Agriculture"

Damien O’Connor steps up fight against cattle disease with likely Cook Strait travel ban

[15 December/Stuff] Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister, Damien O’Connor, has indicated that a ban is likely to be put on cattle being transported across the Cook Strait in an effort to stop the spread of Mycoplasma Bovis. He has also indicated that farmers that have the disease may lose their anonymity. Minister O’Connor said that the...

New Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor warns of threat to primary industries

[30 October/Stuff] New Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor warns that an environmental and sustainability clean-up of our rural sector is necessary to maintain our presence in high-value markets and that disruption is upon us. Mr O’Connor, who is the Labour electorate MP for West Coast-Tasman, said his big push for the first term of the new...

State to set up its own ‘Silicon Valley of food’

[27 January/ The Advertiser] South Australia’s food industry has unveiled an ambitious plan to develop a new food innovation centre. The South Australian Food Innovation Centre is expected to house at least 100 food industry researchers and experts, many from existing organisations, within a year. The centre will be a collaboration between various groups, helping...