Agricultural businesses across the Riverina are set for a major boost following the launch of an AgriTech Incubator at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga.
The Government launched the 2017–18 Farm Business Concessional Loans Scheme in New South Wales, with an initial commitment of $20 million to support eligible farm businesses.
NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair said a strong budgetary position has allowed the NSW Government to continue to provide practical assistance for the primary industries sector, exemplified by a $6 million four-year investment in the Young Farmer Business Program.
A new era for commercial fishing is one step closer following the successful completion of the NSW Government’s subsidised Share Trading Market.
The 2017-18 Budget continues initiatives focused on supporting NSW exporters, who account for 42 per cent of all Australia’s services exports, attracting international investment into NSW, and developing strategic industries such as defence.
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker, and the Minister for Small Business and Member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, took part in an employment roundtable with Riverina locals in the agricultural sector.
The median value of New South Wales farmland skyrocketed by more than 10 per cent in 2016, according to Rural Bank’s new Australian Farmland Values report.
‘You are not alone’ is the message Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) northern panel chair John Minogue wants to convey to growers watching helplessly as crops disappear under flood waters across regional New South Wales.