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New horticulture and employment initiatives announced

A new horticultural research centre for Tatura and a $5 million industry and employment fund for the Goulburn Valleywas announced by the state government this morning.

March 4, 2014 11:56am

Chair of Horticulture Industry taskforce Peter Ryan speaks at the announcement this morning.

A centre of excellence has been announced for horticultural research at Tatura, and a new $5 million Goulburn Valley Industry and Employment fund has been opened by the Victorian Government this morning.

Deputy Premier Peter Ryan said the Goulburn Valley Industry and Employment Plan set out strategic approaches to leverage new industry, trade, investment and employment opportunities.

‘‘Food production and food processing have a strong future in the Goulburn Valley and this plan will implement a long-term strategic approach to manage structural change in the region,” Mr Ryan said.

For more, see tomorrow's Shepparton News and Tuesday's Country News.

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