Rockets Fire in the West

Black Sky Aerospace

Westmar became the scene for a launch of Queensland into the space race with leading aerospace company Black Sky Aerospace successfully testing their Sighter190 rocket there this week. The Sighter190 research rocket is the first in Australia to catapult a commercial payload sky high. The … [Read more...]

#GrowForGood

where food comes from

It’s National Agriculture Day on 21 st of November- a day we should all stop to consider how agriculture makes the world a better place. Using incredible scientific advancements farmers feed more people, more sustainably with every passing year. As a result, the Australian community enjoys … [Read more...]

QFF Renews Calls to Remove Stamp Duty

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?

meat

“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...]

Locals Urged to Celebrate National AgDay

Nat Ag Day

What’s your plan for Wednesday, 21 st November? It’s National AgDay and a great opportunity for all to celebrate farmers' role in sustainably feeding and clothing the world. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says National AgDay is a chance for all Australians to celebrate the good farmers do, and … [Read more...]

The Mix-Agriculture and Mining

New Acland coal mine

New Hope’s Ackland mine site has had its environmental credentials formally recognised with the Queensland Government certifying 349 hectares of progressively rehabilitated mined land at its New Acland coal mine operations on the Darling Downs. Managing Director Shane Stephan says the … [Read more...]