Mallee receives agricultural show and field day COVID-recovery boost

• Australian Government support continues for agricultural shows and field days forced to cancel because of COVID-19 • 110 events nationally—including Edenhope, Kaniva and Swan Hill shows in Mallee – to share in $710,818 Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days supplementary payments   Agricultural shows in Mallee are being boosted with more Australian Government support…

Ouyen livestock exchange expanded

Communities around Ouyen are set to benefit from improved sale yard infrastructure with the official opening of the Ouyen Livestock Exchange upgrades today. Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the project, which had a more efficient sale yard with improved lighting and water delivery and expanded capacity. These upgrades will mean the livestock exchange…

Applications open for Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot

• The Australian Government is providing $23.5 million for improved on farm biodiversity through the Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship’s Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot. • The pilot will test processes and protocols that measure and reward farmers for undertaking mixed-species tree plantings on top of eligible carbon projects • The goal is to deliver a system that…

Common Sense at the borders welcome

Anne Webster, Federal member for Mallee welcomes the adoption of a common sense approach to border restrictions, with the South Australian Government reinstating a 40km border zone in Western Victoria from midnight Thursday. “I have been calling on the State governments in SA and NSW to find sustainable, workable solutions as we deal with the…