History of Victorian Agriculture

Victoria, located in south east Australia, is one of the primary agricultural export regions in the country. Melbourne is Australia’s most important trading city, possessing wonderful infrastructure and institutions to support the Victorian and Australia Trade. Victorian land is the most well irrigated in Australia, located within the borders of the Murray quality food production. The presence of the Murray and Darling Rivers allows Victorian farmers to have a steady water supply for their farms. The Western District and Gippsland all have wonderful rich land, and is known as the richest soil in the country for agriculture.

The Victorian agricultural industry has continued to grow. By the early 2000s, Victorian agricultural production was 24% of the total national agricultural production gross value. As of 2004, 60% of Victorian land was farmland, with almost 32,500 farms being cattle and grain farms. Victorian farmers take pride in the fact that they are respected throughout Australia and the world for their high quality food production.

Victorian agriculture started in the 1830’s and quickly became the highest yield agricultural base for Australian Produce. It is known as the food basin in Australia producing much of its fruit, vegetables, dairy and beef.

The Victorian agricultural industry has continued to grow. By the early 2000s, Victorian agricultural production was 24% of the total national agricultural production gross value. As of 2004, 60% of Victorian land was farmland, with almost 32,500 farms being cattle and grain farms. Victorian farmers take pride in the fact that they are respected throughout Australia and the world for their high quality food production.

Victorian agriculture started in the 1830’s and quickly became the highest yield agricultural base for Australian Produce. It is known as the food basin in Australia producing much of its fruit, vegetables, dairy and beef.