Keeping Kids Safe on The Farm

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A focus on keeping kids safe on farms is the logic behind the State Governments’ annual farm safety calendar competition this year. Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace says the annual programme invites kids from across the state to draw pictures about health and safety topics on … [Read more...]

A Sweet Outcome for Clusters

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The SW NRM ‘HONEYCOMB EFFECT’ for cluster fencing is beginning to come into play as the South West NRM announces approval for six new clusters. This latest round will see the creation of a ‘bonus cluster’ of 148,139 hectares and SW NRM Chair Mark O’Brien is as pleased as punch. “This seventh … [Read more...]

AgForce CEO Charles Burke to step down

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Charles Burke, Chief Executive Officer of AgForce is to step down. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says Mr Burke leaves the position in August after almost five years at the helm of the peak rural industry organization. Mr Maudsley has thanked Mr Burke for his invaluable service, … [Read more...]

Commonsense Decision on NT cattle movements

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Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne's Disease and AgForce is pleased. AgForce Cattle President Bim Struss welcomed the "commonsense … [Read more...]

QFF Calls for State Action

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is calling on the Queensland Government to follow Victoria’s lead and cut state stamp duty on agricultural insurance. The southern state move has been welcomed by The Victorian Famers’ Federation (VFF), National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and the Insurance … [Read more...]

Helping hand to Drought-Affected Farmers

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The State Government is providing more assistance to landholders facing hardship due to the drought. Annual water licence fees will now be waived for any landholder who was billed in the month immediately preceding a drought declaration on 10 March 2017. In February and March of this year, the … [Read more...]

Great Artesian Basin Moves Embraced

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The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the Federal Government announcement of $8 million in top-up funding for water infrastructure improvements in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB). Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud made the announcement in … [Read more...]