QFF – Budget Critical

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The Queensland Farmers Federation says the State Governments’’ 2017-18 Budget falls disappointingly falls short of delivering upon the hype. President Stuart Armitage says Queensland’s agricultural sector is unanimously underwhelmed with a Budget that lacks vision and overlooks the importance … [Read more...]

Cattle Producers Win

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Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne's disease. AgForce Cattle President Bim Struss says many producers were only … [Read more...]

New Guide for Weed Reduction

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A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle. AgForce weeds committee chair Ivan Naggs says demand for fodder had skyrocketed as a result of the ongoing drought, and it was important … [Read more...]

Farmers urged to Gear Up to Save Lives

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St John Ambulance Queensland and AgForce are joining together to urge all Queensland farmers to have a life-saving defibrillator on their farms to respond in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. St John Ambulance (Qld) CEO Alex Hutton says Heart disease is Australia's No.1 killer and it takes a … [Read more...]

New Appointments to QRAA Board

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Two experienced agribusiness finance executives – Leith Boully and Zoe Kenneally – hav been appointed to the board of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority (QRAA). QRAA is a Queensland Government statutory authority and specialist administrator of government financial assistance programs … [Read more...]

A Smile at LAST

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The peak body for Queensland sugarcane farmers CANEGROWERS, says it is with relief that signatures have finally be added to the On-Supply agreement with Willmar Mills. CANEGROWERS CEO Dan Galligan says he is pleased. “This On-Supply Agreement has been signed…It will guarantee our members a … [Read more...]

Drought Status Revoked for Central Highlands

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Acting Agriculture Minister Anthony Lynham has accepted the recommendations of local drought committees to revoke the drought declaration for Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council. The latest revocations bring the drought declared area of Queensland down to … [Read more...]