Shearing Away to A Future

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It’s a novel approach… But ONE that is paying dividends for local youth…It’s sheep shearing. Police Liaison Officer (PLO) Laurie Bateman works in Cunnamulla assisting local police officers with community and cultural engagements to foster co-operation and understanding. Three years ago, PLO … [Read more...]

State Minister Calls for Re-Think


State Minister for Agriculture, Mark Furner, is calling on his Federal Counterpart David Littleproud to step up biosecurity measures across the board. His comments follow a Four Corners report which claims to have exposed deep flaws in our federal biosecurity protections. State Minister … [Read more...]

Federal Labor Land Laws Loom

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As Queensland farmers continue to deal with the State Labor’s vegetation management laws, AgForce is turning additional attention to planned Federal Labor plans. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin has spoken with South East Queensland farmers at the weekend and the organisation has manned booths in the … [Read more...]

New APP Gives Farmers Real Time Grain of Truth


You really do have to wonder where technology will end, given the latest from CSIRO. For the first time, Australian farmers can forecast grain yield at the touch of a button thanks to a new smart phone app developed by Australia's national science agency, CSIRO. The innovation, known as … [Read more...]

State Moves Towards More Ag Negotiation

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While some locals are describing it as ‘shutting the gate after the horse has bolted” the Queensland Farmers Federation has welcomed the Queensland Government move to form a new Ministerial Advisory Council for the Agriculture industry. AgMac, as it will be known, has been established today with … [Read more...]