Renewed strong support for Cattle Council


State farmer organisations have this week united to throw their support behind the enhancement of Cattle Council of Australia’s directly elected model. The state farmer organisations met in Sydney this week with Cattle Council executives to review the Council’s restructure priorities including … [Read more...]

Grazing Industry to Benefit From New Climate Project

cow in the bushes

Graziers across Northern Australia will benefit from an $8 million partnership between the Queensland Government, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) to better manage drought and climate risks. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark … [Read more...]

Landholders – Lock in Property Maps Now


Queensland rural landholders are being urged to lock in property maps now ahead of looming new restrictions around what they can and can't do on their land. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the re-election of the Labor Government meant the re-introduction of harsh and unnecessary … [Read more...]

QFF Wastes No Time with 2018 Agenda


Moving quickly to see the abolition of stamp duty on agricultural insurance in Queensland should be newly appointed Agriculture Minister Mark Furner's first move according to Queensland Farmers Federation President Stuart Armitage. “It’s the cost of insuring crops out of reach for some growers … [Read more...]

KAFTA a success for Australian Beef


The Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed the reduction of tariffs for beef exported to Korea from Australia, effective from the 1st January this year. This reduction in tariffs, from 40% to 26.6% is the result of the fifth round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between Australia and … [Read more...]

AgForce calls for the grubby tactics to stop

Wombinoo Station

AgForce is calling on the State Government to stop the grubby political tactics and instead provide producers with workable Vegetation Management mapping. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the media reports that the owners of Wombinoo Station have been fined for illegally clearing 132 hectares of … [Read more...]

The Chorus of Support Gets Louder


The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) are the latest body to welcome the Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle announcement and the appointment of Queensland MP and member for Maranoa, David Littleproud on his appointment as Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. QFF President Stuart … [Read more...]

New Ministers urged to visit the Farm

AgForce CEO Michael Guerin

AgForce is extending an invitation to Palaszczuk Government Ministers to visit farms in regional Queensland to gain a better understanding of the importance of agriculture and how their decisions influence the lives and livelihoods of the state's primary producers. The invitation comes after the … [Read more...]