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. Keith Pitt, Ass​istant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

 

 Latest Media Releases

 

 

Statement from the Deputy Prime Minister on support for dairy industryhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/support-for-dairy-industry.aspxStatement from the Deputy Prime Minister on support for dairy industry18/05/2016 14:00:00I have closely monitored developments following the Murray Goulburn and Fonterra decisions to reduce farm gate milk prices for the 2015-16 season and since that time have had a number of discussions with farmers, industry leaders, processors and retailers
NSW irrigators benefit from further funding for water use efficiencyhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/nsw-funding-for-water-use-efficiency.aspxNSW irrigators benefit from further funding for water use efficiency05/05/2016 14:00:00Irrigators in NSW can now apply for a share of $111 million in funding to upgrade and modernise their on-farm water infrastructure, with the opening today of Round 8 of the Sustaining the Basin Irrigated Farm Modernisation program.
Glory, glory to Chaffey Dam as upgrade completehttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/chaffey-dam-upgrade-complete.aspxGlory, glory to Chaffey Dam as upgrade complete05/05/2016 14:00:00Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce has heralded today’s official completion of the much-anticipated expansion of Chaffey Dam to increase its permanent storage capacity to 100 gigali