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

 

 

A bumper turn out to a very co-operative farming forumhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/bumper-turn-out-co-operative-farming-forum.aspxA bumper turn out to a very co-operative farming forum29/08/2016 14:00:00The Coalition Government’s Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program (FCCPP) has kicked off with widespread support from across the agricultural sector with over 200 industry members attending a national forum over two days.
Market access for live cattle reopened in Japanhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Market-access-for-live-cattle-reopened-in-Japan.aspxMarket access for live cattle reopened in Japan25/08/2016 14:00:00The Coalition Government has won Japanese approval to re-open Australia’s live cattle trade to the island nation, worth more than $14 million a year to our farmers.
Applications open for the 2017 Science and Innovation Awardshttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/2017-science-and-innovation-awards-open.aspxApplications open for the 2017 Science and Innovation Awards24/08/2016 14:00:00Australia’s young agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers are being invited to share their ideas for a chance to receive a share of $240,000 in grants.