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

 

 

Hopping to it on trade negotiations with Peruhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Hopping-to-it-on-trade-negotiations-with-Peru.aspxHopping to it on trade negotiations with Peru23/05/2017 14:00:00The Coalition Government today launched negotiations to open new markets to Australian farmers through a free trade agreement with Peru.
Putting the squeeze on biosecurity riskshttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/putting-the-squeeze-on-biosecurity-risks.aspxPutting the squeeze on biosecurity risks19/05/2017 14:00:00Citrus growers and viticulturists across the Mildura region will benefit from three biosecurity projects worth over $250,000 to protect the industry from plant pests and to open up export opportunities.
Sunraysia to benefit from $6.8m pest surveillance networkhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/sunraysia-to-benefit-pest-surveillance-network.aspxSunraysia to benefit from $6.8m pest surveillance network19/05/2017 14:00:00Sunraysia is set to benefit from a $6.8 million project to establish an advanced plant pest surveillance network which will monitor and report on threats to major primary production industries, including grains, cotton, horticulture, wine and forestry