Wimmera Catchment Management Authority have announced 20 news jobs through the government's Agriculture Workforce Plan amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wimmera CMA chief executive David Brenna said the jobs would focus on agricultural tasks and target people who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.
"The tasks include spraying weeds along rivers and roadside management," he said.
"Employees are also involved with fox and rabbit control and targeting pests that affect agriculture.
"It's a great outcome for the environment, agriculture and people in the Wimmera."
Country Victorian communities will benefit from the creation of nearly 60 full-time jobs over the next six months as part of the Agriculture Workforce Plan.
This work addresses concerns raised by many farmers by controlling rabbits, wild dogs and other pests and weeds that affect soil health and crop productivity and kill livestock.
Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes announced the further investment of more than $3 million towards new jobs with Catchment Management Authorities as well as the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning.
"Agriculture will help drive job creation right across the state is crucial to keeping the Victorian economy moving right now, and agriculture is strongly placed to drive that," she said.
"These new positions will support our vital agricultural sector through improving land health and pest control, and helping farmers to continue to deliver food to Victorians' tables."
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