Power Price Pain Continues to Grow

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Canegrowers are the latest primary producers to join the swelling chorus of industry howling down the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) latest electricity prices for irrigated agriculture. The price jump is up to 5.1% and Canegrowers CEO Dan Gallgan says enough is enough. ‘This will do … [Read more...]

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...]

Geo-park Plan Rings Alarm Bell

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A plan to declare the entire Etheridge Shire in Far North Queensland as a 'global geo-park' is ringing alarm bells for local graziers, AgForce said today. AgForce Northern President Russell Lethbridge, who lives in the Etheridge Shire, said cattle production was the predominant industry in the … [Read more...]