Finalists Announced for Rural Women’s Award

RIRDC | AgriFutures Australia | Sub-Brand – Rural Women's Award

Four innovative rural businesswomen from north, central and southern Queensland have been announced as the finalists for the prestigious AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner congratulated the finalists of the award during … [Read more...]

Joy and Heartbreak-The Rain

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With many rejoicing as rain, and in some cases good rain has fallen and continues, there remains those who have missed out and AgForce is warning that the drought crisis is far from over. AgForce has met with 24 Mayors from drought affected communities and a taskforce aimed at raising awareness … [Read more...]

The Power Smile Fades Fast


While Energy Minister Anthony Lynham was busy crowing yesterday over the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) draft determination of 2018-19 electricity prices for regional Queensland it seems he forgot to mention a large slab of farmers. The Draft released yesterday shows the anticipated price … [Read more...]

One Solar Bitten – Twice Shy

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Like Lightning - Solar Farms on prime agricultural land won’t be able to strike twice in the Central Highlands with the Regional Council giving the land devouring power source the flick. Mayor Kerry Hayes says the region has one such farm approved and that he says is being set to be established … [Read more...]

Long Paddock Revamp

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Queensland farmers will have better access to climate data to help them make decisions about their properties, following updates to the Long Paddock website. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner says the upgrades are all about aiming to improve drought preparedness and … [Read more...]

Science Not Politics the Key

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AgForce is calling on the State Government to give its scientists the resources they need to examine how much vegetation is growing in Queensland not just how much is being cleared. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says current methods being used by government only tell a small piece of … [Read more...]

QFF Congratulates New Nats Leader

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the election of Michael McCormack as leader of the National Party and appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and thanked outgoing Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce. QFF President Stuart Armitage says the organisation is looking forward to … [Read more...]