New Vegetation Laws are “Nothing to Fear.”

Grazing land

In what’s proving to be ‘news’ to residents and farmers in Our Towns, Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham says farmers and townships have nothing to fear from the State Government’s new vegetation management laws. He’s mobilized Vegetation Officers from the Department to regional … [Read more...]

Rural Women Driving Safety On Farms

farm safety day 2 pic

It’s a reality - Women play an important role as drivers of safety change on farms, according to Farmsafe Australia Chairman Charles Armstrong and he says this National Farm Safety Week females on farms are key. He’s asking women to follow the lead of two South Australian’s who have been busy … [Read more...]

It’s National Farm Safety Week

Quad bike ride-ready

In 2017, tractors and quads bikes were the leading causes of on-farm fatalities- 68 on-farm fatalities, higher than the previous year which recorded 63. Nine of those 68 deaths involved a child aged under 15 years. An additional 179 non-fatal on-farm injuries were recorded. This farm safety … [Read more...]

Farmers Ask When?

candle

Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the ACC’S detailed report into power costs but asks the question-When will we see change? President Stuart Armitage says farmers want to know what is going to change and when they will see affordable energy prices. The Australian Competition and … [Read more...]

Pest & Weed Management gets a $9m. Kick Along

fire-weed-2

A new federal government boost for drought-affected areas of Queensland will see a federal injection of $9 million in available funding to help manage pest animals and weeds. The new funding is on top of $6.6 million announced in the recent federal budget to fight against established pests and … [Read more...]

First AgMAC Meeting Sets Agenda

State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner

A round table in Canberra yesterday for Ag organisations with Federal Minister David Littlproud and today it was State Agriculture Minister Mark Furner who had a turn. The State Minister hosted the inaugural meeting of the Agricultural Ministerial Advisory Council (AgMAC) in … [Read more...]

Drought Roundtable – A Good Step

drought-discussion

Ag Force has congratulated Agriculture Minister David Littleproud for starting the process with the staging of the drought discussions with industry this week. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the roundtable meeting in Canberra has been a constructive step towards the development … [Read more...]

Discussions at Drought Round Table

stockman drought force

Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud says he has had constructive discussions with farm groups and banks around drought policy at a round table held this week. The key themes of the day were around drought preparedness and resilience, with discussion about how to best help farmers to ride … [Read more...]