AgForce Not Impressed

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Statements made by State Agriculture Minister mark Furner last week in State Parliament have drawn the ire AgForce. The Minister’s claims to the House that the popular school agricultural program that reaches over 10,000 Queensland students a year is “no longer relevant” have been slammed by … [Read more...]

Ag Ed Is ‘Irrelevant’

SIPP Agforce

“No Longer Relevant” is the reason Agriculture Minister Mark Furner has given this week in State Parliament behind the cut to a popular school-based agriculture program. The AG Force run SIPP program is set to be cut from schools across the State from next year by the Queensland … [Read more...]

A Publicity Stunt – The Minister Thinks So

Coles 10c litre milk

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has joined the growing queue of critics to the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund-, saying it’s nothing more than a farce. The Minister says the Coles 10c/litre ‘milk levy’ and the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund supplies no guarantee the money raised will … [Read more...]

Wild Dog Fencing Funds a boost

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AgForce has welcomed the opening of applications for the next round of wild dog exclusion fencing funding, and urged the Queensland Government to ensure the money gets out on the ground as soon as possible. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the continued Federal and State Government … [Read more...]

New Federal Focus to Drought Relief

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An announcement is expected today from Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg establishing a new Drought Taskforce that will work with banks and the National Farmers Federation. Mr Frydenberg will chair the taskforce and says its key objective are to keep local economies strong and help relieve … [Read more...]

Minister Weighs in on Glyphosate

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Federal Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud, says the science showed the popular farm pesticide could be used safely saying the weight of the objective scientific evidence shows when used in accordance with label instructions, glyphosate can be used safely. Mr Littleproud’s comments follow … [Read more...]

Katter Call – “Tackle Burning Issues”

Bob and farmers at RC

KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says it’s time for the e “burning issues” within Australia’s banking and finance sector to be squarely addressed. He’s calling for the establishment of a reconstruction board, so that the issues that aren’t being tackled by the Banking Royal … [Read more...]

Future of Agriculture – Roma Forum

farm succession

Making the most of investor interest in agriculture and understanding how technology is transforming the way we farm will be the focus of a special 'Future of Ag' forum in Roma later this month. The 'Future of Ag' forum will be held at Bassett Park in Roma from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 25 … [Read more...]

Reverse Ag-Ed Cut

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AgForce is stepping up its push to have the State Government reverse its planned cuts to Ag education in Queensland schools with a call today for the government to stop stalling. CEO Michael Guerin says the Government's decision to cut the funding needs to be reversed now and not delayed because … [Read more...]