Cash boost to tackle the spread of fruit fly

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NATIONAL STRATEGY: Martin Siebre (left) from Wandin Valley Cherries near Boweya met with Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley) and Federal Agriculture and Water Resoruces Minister David Littleproud (right) to discuss the newly announced national fruit fly program on Monday.

COMMUNITIES in the Wangaratta region will benefit from a unified national approach to managing fruit flies, according to local MP Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Valley).

Federal Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, joined Mr McCurdy in Wangaratta on Monday to announce $16.9 million in Commonwealth funding for fruit fly control.

State Governments have historically been responsible for the management of fruit fly, but the Federal Government will lead the control strategy to improve outcomes and reassure international trading partners that produce came from fruit fly free farmers.


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