Sign Petition to Save Ag Colleges


The Labor Government must reconsider their decision to close Queensland’s last two remaining agricultural colleges or risk crippling impacts, according to Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar. A petition has now been launched so that Queenslanders can add their voice to the plea. “I have … [Read more...]

Hand Back the Keys – AgForce tells Government


AgForce has demanded the Queensland Government hand the agricultural colleges at Longreach and Emerald back to industry if their bureaucracy is unable to successfully and sustainably manage them. AgForce has acted quickly to save the iconic colleges after the State Government's surprise decision … [Read more...]

The Fire Risk – Current Regulations Unworkable


Excessive fuel loads on government land are a major cause of the risk of fire according to many farmers who faced the force of fire in the past two weeks. And a raft of politicians are now joining force. Capricornia MP Michelle Landry says residents are calling for a return of ‘cool’ burning to … [Read more...]

QFF Renews Calls to Remove Stamp Duty


The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has renewed calls to remove stamp duty on agricultural insurance in Queensland after the South Australian Government passed legislation to remove stamp duty on multi-peril crop insurance policies. QFF President Stuart Armitage says Queensland agriculture wants … [Read more...]

Should we tax red meat to save our health?


“If other countries want to follow this madness and tax meat good luck to them but it won’t happen here.”… That’s the final word on the issue from Federal Agriculture minister David Littleproud who has hit back at calls from academics to tax red meat. The ‘idea’ of taxing red meat came from … [Read more...]

Next Gen of Ag Leaders

AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum

Passionate innovators and key influencers in the agricultural sector will be recognised at the upcoming AgFutures Innovation and Investment Forum in Brisbane, which will showcase agri-technology and investment in Queensland agriculture. This year’s AgFutures 2018 event would coincide with … [Read more...]