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.

 

 Latest Media Releases

 

 

Stepping up the PASE to support Australian exportershttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/stepping-up-the-pase-to-support-Australian-exporters.aspxStepping up the PASE to support Australian exporters23/02/2017 13:00:00Around $2 million in funding is now available for projects to improve market access for Australian dairy, egg, fish, grain, plant, horticulture and meat exports, through Round 2 of the Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE).
Improving access to safe and effective agvet chemicalshttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Improving-access-to-safe-and-effective-agvet-chemicals.aspxImproving access to safe and effective agvet chemicals22/02/2017 13:00:00The Coalition Government is improving access to safe and effective agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals, with almost $2.5 million in grants approved for priority uses, including for citrus fruit, field peas and dairy cattle.
First Australian beef cattle sea shipment arrives in Chinahttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/first-aus-beef-cattle-sea-shipment-arrives-in-china.aspxFirst Australian beef cattle sea shipment arrives in China20/02/2017 13:00:00Australia’s live export industry has hit another milestone with the first sea freight shipment of live slaughter cattle arriving on China’s shores today.