$10 million in Agriculture Grants

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Local jobs in rural and regional Queensland will receive a boost with a new $10 million Rural Economic Development Grants Program. Applications are now open for “shovel-ready” projects. The funds will be awarded to successful projects across regional Queensland that add value to … [Read more...]

A Mulga Feed Block

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The State Government has blocked an attempt to make it easier for drought-stricken farmers to feed mulga to starving livestock. In a vote along party lines in state parliament the Labor Government voted 47 members to defeat the motion introduced in parliament which was also supported by Greens MP … [Read more...]

‘Climate Mates’

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Graziers across northern Australia will be able to better manage climate risk and improve business resilience thanks to the new Climate Mates service. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner says Climate Mates were part-time project officers delivering new and improved … [Read more...]

Queensland AgTech Targets Drought Resistance

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A Queensland start-up that’s developed plant-breeding technology that could make many of the world’s crops drought and virus resistant has received backing from the State Government to rapidly progress its technology to export overseas. Nexgen Plants recently received approval by US government … [Read more...]

AgForce to Transition to New Leadership Team

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AgForce Queensland will transition to a new leadership team later this year with South Burnett cattle producer Georgie Somerset to become the new General President after Grant Maudsley chose not to re-nominate for the position following four years in the top job. The changeover will take effect … [Read more...]