Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources​

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Member for New England, was sworn in as Minister for Agriculture on 18 September 2013. Water Resources was added to Minister Joyce's portfolio on 21 September 2015.

He is supported by Senator for South Australia, the Hon. Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.


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More funding available to boost China–Australia ag cooperation funding available to boost China–Australia ag cooperation15/02/2016 13:00:00Funding is now available to Australian farm businesses and organisations to undertake projects and trade missions to boost the agricultural trading relationship between Australia and China.
Ag White Paper delivers new direction for RD&E White Paper delivers new direction for RD&E15/02/2016 13:00:00The Coalition Government has moved to strengthen the targeting of rural research, development and extension (RD&E) funding towards on-farm technologies and practices that deliver farmgate returns with the development of clear farmer, fisher and forester o
Statement on retirement of Warren Truss on retirement of Warren Truss10/02/2016 13:00:00Today I pay tribute to my friend Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and Member for Wide Bay, the Hon. Warren Truss.