Agriculture & food
Agriculture in Victoria
Victoria is Australia's largest food and fibre exporting state. Victoria's temperate climate, high quality soils and clean water support our world-class agriculture industries.
The state's largest export earner, the dairy industry, provides no less than seven per cent of dairy products traded globally.
The value of food and fibre exported from Victorian ports increased 11 per cent in 2011-12 to reach a record $9 billion, accounting for 29 per cent of all farm exports from Australia.
We enable Victoria's agriculture and food sectors to maintain and enhance a reputation for world-class food by sustainably increasing wealth, employment and investment in regional communities.
2012-13 Food and Fibre Export Performance
Information on the value of Victorian and Australian food and fibre exports.
Farm Debt Mediation Scheme
The Farm Debt Mediation scheme makes it compulsory for banks and other creditors to offer mediation to farmers before commencing debt recovery proceedings on farm mortgages.
Changes to the Plant Biosecurity Act
Changes have been made to this Act to help protect fruit growers in the Goulburn Valley.
Farm Finance Concessional Loans
The Australian Government has announced a Farm Finance Concessional Loans scheme to assist farmers who are currently struggling with high levels of debt.
A number of Queensland Fruit Fly outbreaks have been declared in the Greater Sunraysia area.