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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$60m to encourage Smart Farming Partnerships$60m to encourage Smart Farming Partnerships16/10/2017 13:00:00The Na​tional Landcare Program's new Smart Farming Partnerships is offering multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which protect and improve the condition of soils, ve
$18 million to boost Australian grain productivity$18m-grain-productivity.aspx$18 million to boost Australian grain productivity15/10/2017 13:00:00The Australian agricultural sector has never had a more important role to play in national and global food security with world food demand set to rise by 75 per cent by 2050 from 2007 levels.
Positive news in negative White Spot test results news in negative White Spot test results11/10/2017 13:00:00Australia's fight against White Spot disease reached a significant milestone recently with no positive test results returned for the last six months, from samples of farmed and wild prawns and crabs in Queensland and New South Wales.