Victorian farmers fear decades of agriculture R&D facing the chopping block

Victorian farmers fear the Andrews Labor Government is “abandoning” agriculture R&D by systematically “whittling down research capabilities” after reports today Hamilton’s multi-million-dollar red meat centre is under a cloud of doubt. Labor has been on the warpath making cuts to agriculture jobs and R&D capabilities, with $47.8 million cut from the agriculture budget this year…

Minister flags more savage “savings’” on the horizon for agriculture

Victorian farmers face less service delivery after the Agriculture Minister refused to guarantee today the Labor Government won’t make more job cuts at Agriculture Victoria. Agriculture Minister Mary-Anne Thomas raised red flags this morning at Parliament’s Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) by confirming the government was still on the warpath for “savings” with staffing…