Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources​

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Member for New England, was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister on 18 February 2016, and 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 and​ the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker​, Ass​istant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.


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Rural R&D funding turning legumes into loot R&D funding turning legumes into loot19/09/2017 14:00:00Farmers in low and medium rainfall areas could receive a boost to average farm profits by 10 per cent and halve economic risk simply by turning to legumes, thanks to $5.5 million in Coalition Government funding awarded to the Grains Research and Developme
New research facility in SA to strengthen national grain industry research facility in SA to strengthen national grain industry18/09/2017 14:00:00A new field research facility in Hart, South Australia will support more efficient grains research activities—such as soil and plant sample preparation, seed storage and packing—for the benefit of the entire Australian grains industry.