Time to Shine for Rural Women

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Queensland women in agriculture are encouraged to enter the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Women's Award, for a chance to win a $10,000 project bursary. Queensland Department of Agriculture Director-general Dr Beth Woods says the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is right behind the Awards … [Read more...]

AgForce welcomes report into Defence impact

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AgForce has welcomed the release of a Senate report recommending the Defence Department improve its communication processes in the wake of a land grab saga that caused enormous heartache for Queensland farming families. The Senate inquiry report followed a now abandoned proposal for the … [Read more...]

Pimelea Cattle Poisoning Research Steps Up

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Cattle producers are being encouraged to collect Pimelea plant samples and assist scientists who are researching ways to stop cattle being poisoned by the toxic plant. Scientists from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the University of Queensland joined with AgForce … [Read more...]

Women in Agriculture

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Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) are holding their national conference in September and are reminding women that registrations are now open. “SECURING AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE – Sustaining families, farming and our future” is the theme for this year’s Conference which will be held in … [Read more...]

Review Welcomed

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Anthony Lynham, that the Queensland Government will conduct an independent review into rural water metering. QFF President Stuart Armitage says that it was important for the … [Read more...]