The Victorian Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region.
Murray Goulburn suppliers reacted with shock to news the dairy co-op had accepted a $1.31 billion buyout from Canadian company Saputo, but Victoria’s dairy farmer group is hopeful the deal will help repair confidence in the industry after a tempestuous two years.
Victoria has set a new record with food and fibre exports reaching $12.8 billion – the biggest total in the state’s history.
The King Valley’s finest was uncorked at Parliament House in a celebration of the food, wine and tourism mega draw card – the Prosecco Road.
A group of local businesses have partnered with La Trobe University to offer students scholarships to study Agribusiness in Mildura.
A global supplier of organically-certified dried vine fruit will create 75 new jobs and establish its headquarters in Victoria, as the Victorian Government lures more investment to our great State.
Victorian farmers are claiming a major victory as Victorian State Parliament passed the Victorian Government’s Resources Legislation Amendment (Fracking) Bill 2016, making Victoria the first Australian state to permanently ban fracking.
Victorian farmers dealing with and recovering from drought will have access to additional funding for Drought Concessional Loans following strong demand with a total of 59 loans, worth $24 million, approved since October 2015.