Rotary District Pulls Hard for the Bush

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The Rotary District 9630 have launched the first in a series of A/V productions to encourage more support for their Drought Relief Program. The A/V’s are being widely distributed across the country to encourage support for Our Towns. Rotary says it’s about being able to deliver help where … [Read more...]

From Maranoa With Love

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Former Hughenden residents Roger & Jenny Underwood, Pine Hills now from Wallumbilla have gone above and beyond to help old neighbours and those in the flood ravaged north. They donated two Droughtmaster cows for sale at Roma sales yesterday with the proceeds for donations towards the flood … [Read more...]

Queensland Government and Agforce team up

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Peak industry body Agforce is partnering with the State Government to expand and upgrade agricultural training for secondary school students. The partnership finalised this week, aims to ensure the successful Agribusiness Gateway to Industry Schools Program grew and continued to address skill … [Read more...]

“Too Much Rain” Crisis Team Established

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The potential for catastrophe across a large proportion of the cattle industry has seen AgForce establish a crisis management team to ensure flood and rain affected producers receive the support they need. The immediate focus for many is for fodder to be airlifted to isolated cattle, many of … [Read more...]

A Call for Bipartisan Approach to Banking Reform 

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AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the extraordinary weather events being experienced across Queensland, underlines the importance of banking reform. Mr Guerin says AgForce is fully supportive of the underlying intent of many of the Banking Royal Commission recommendations to ensure banks involved … [Read more...]

Punishments Must Fit the Crime

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members have called on the state government to increase the punishments for activists trespassing on farmers’ properties after an animal rights charity published the location and contact details of farms around Australia. The Aussie Farms Map … [Read more...]

Red Tape Reduction Revs Up for Farmers

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The removal of outdated regulations restricting the movements of heavy vehicle agricultural combinations is around the corner with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and participating states and territories reaching a policy agreement position. The moves should see the removal of red tape … [Read more...]

Swansong for Another Ag Ed. Program

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While the State Government scrambles to justify the closure of the Longreach and Emerald Ag Colleges in the face of widespread local and industry opposition, today sees the end to a unique home-grown program developed by the agriculture industry - To teach school kids about where their food comes … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Ag. College Transition Team

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Applications are now open for three positions in the team overseeing the transition of the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC). Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner says the Project Management Office (PMO) would lead the consultation and transition … [Read more...]

Government ‘Scare-Mongers’

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AgForce has been quick to criticise the State Government for using 'selective science' in an attempt to convince the community that its heavy-handed vegetation management laws are necessary. The organisation says the government is ‘creatively using’ data from the annual State Landcover and Trees … [Read more...]