Ag Ed Is ‘Irrelevant’

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“No Longer Relevant” is the reason Agriculture Minister Mark Furner has given this week in State Parliament behind the cut to a popular school-based agriculture program. The AG Force run SIPP program is set to be cut from schools across the State from next year by the Queensland … [Read more...]

A Publicity Stunt – The Minister Thinks So

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Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has joined the growing queue of critics to the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund-, saying it’s nothing more than a farce. The Minister says the Coles 10c/litre ‘milk levy’ and the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund supplies no guarantee the money raised will … [Read more...]

Wild Dog Fencing Funds a boost

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AgForce has welcomed the opening of applications for the next round of wild dog exclusion fencing funding, and urged the Queensland Government to ensure the money gets out on the ground as soon as possible. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the continued Federal and State Government … [Read more...]

Minister Weighs in on Glyphosate

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Federal Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud, says the science showed the popular farm pesticide could be used safely saying the weight of the objective scientific evidence shows when used in accordance with label instructions, glyphosate can be used safely. Mr Littleproud’s comments follow … [Read more...]

Katter Call – “Tackle Burning Issues”

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says it’s time for the e “burning issues” within Australia’s banking and finance sector to be squarely addressed. He’s calling for the establishment of a reconstruction board, so that the issues that aren’t being tackled by the Banking Royal … [Read more...]

Reverse Ag-Ed Cut

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AgForce is stepping up its push to have the State Government reverse its planned cuts to Ag education in Queensland schools with a call today for the government to stop stalling. CEO Michael Guerin says the Government's decision to cut the funding needs to be reversed now and not delayed because … [Read more...]

The Great Milk Rip Off

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Member for the State Seat of Hill, Shane Knuth, is furious at supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths - Over their much-publicised levy on milk to assist farmers. He says all they have done is create a 10 cents a litre milk levy on their own branded milk. Mr Knuth says the funds raised … [Read more...]

New Vegetation Codes Score a Fail

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The new codes for the management of encroachment, weeds, and necessary environmental clearing have farmers up in arms after the release of three new vegetation management codes. The three codes are part of a suite of 10 accepted development codes. AgForce vegetation management committee … [Read more...]