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EPA seeks feedback to boost web support

By Seymour Telegraph

Environment Protection Authority Victoria has a one stop shop for online advice for the agricultural community and is taking requests on what farmers need next.

EPA executive director Damian Wells said there was already a lot of useful information in the agricultural guidance section of EPA’s website.

‘‘We aim to support farmers. Equipped with the right advice, farmers can manage the farm in a way that minimises harm to the environment and human health, meets Victorian regulations, and helps them to pass on their farms to the next generation in good condition,’’ Mr Wells said.

‘‘Victoria’s $13billion agricultural sector is very broad and we want to ensure our advice meets farmers’ needs. That’s why we’re encouraging them to tell us where they need greater support,’’ he said.

‘‘Our agricultural guidance page includes a simple, two-minute survey that gives farmers an easy way to ask for the environmental advice they most value.’’

EPA’s advice for the agricultural community is available online at epa.vic.gov.au/business-and-industry/guidelines/agricultural-guidance

The website offers useful advice on protecting the environment and human health, and meeting Victorian law and regulations.