Next Step Premier – Balanced Land Use Laws

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The Premiers’ crowing about high value crops as she spruiks the value of the chick pea boom highlights a need for her to now back balanced and sensible land use laws, according to AgForce. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the Premier's visit to the Far North this week was the ideal … [Read more...]

Getting Better with Age? – Some New Stats

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56 - that’s the average age of an Australian Framer according to latest Bureau of Statistics figures.   The2015-2016 Census shows that age is up from 54 ten years ago. Our average famer is likely to have been toiling on the land for 35 years and famers main focus is livestock or wheat and … [Read more...]

Cattle Council CEO Steps Down

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The Cattle Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer Duncan Bremner has tendered his resignation today.   Mr Bremner says he has resigned because he feels he is not “the right person” to lead the CCA in its current form through the significant reforms they must undertake. “The … [Read more...]

QRFA and AgForce Align Industry Partnership

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The Queensland Association Inc (QRFA), have signed a partnership agreement today with AgForce, Queensland's peak organisation for broadacre primary producers. Both peak industry associations have come together to build a partnership platform that will align key events in rural and regional … [Read more...]

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...]