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22 Feb 2017

Water and Agriculture a natural fit

Agriculture and water are inextricably linked, with farming accounting for around 70 per cent of water used in the world today. In Australia and in Queensland, agriculture is responsible for the...
15 Feb 2017

Plastic Fantastic – Ag-Plastic Recycling Opportunities

Plastics in agriculture have increased productivity and efficiencies throughout the sector, reducing labour-hours and chemical sprays on farm, retaining soil moisture and lowering food production...
8 Feb 2017

Farm debt and rural finance an ongoing issue

Farm debt and rural finance options are consistent themes of discussion and debate within agriculture. Dealing with farm debt issues will again feature in this year’s political cycle in Queensland...
1 Feb 2017

Water too important to ignore

If there is one issue that unites all of Queensland’s agricultural industries, its water. Living on the second driest continent on earth after Antarctica has made Australia one of the highest per...
25 Jan 2017

Prime agricultural land under threat

By 2050 Australian agriculture will be expected share the burden and opportunities that come with feeding an extra two billion people worldwide. We hear it time and time again from industry leaders...
18 Jan 2017

Momentum and commitment needed to make multi-peril a reality

As if almost like clockwork, during the lead in to every new year’s cropping season there is the inevitable discussion about crop insurance, in particular multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI). For...
11 Jan 2017

Has the Ag sector ‘come of age’ on social media?

Last year the agricultural sector experienced firsthand the power of engaging in and having a presence on social media. In particular, 2016 saw two campaigns that suggest a ‘coming of age’ on...
4 Jan 2017

QFF ready for the 2017 Election Year

If the bush telegraph is right, this New Year means Queensland is staring down the barrel of another election. 2017 is shaping up to be a big year for the entire sector and in particular the...
28 Dec 2016

QFF’s 2016 in Review

The weather is always front of mind for farmers and while the majority of Queensland remains drought declared, conditions have improved in many regions and many commodity prices remain high. Overall,...
21 Dec 2016

If the Reef was a dam, would it get more funding?

It’s time to include some new thinking to how we value, service and invest in one of our greatest natural assets, the Great Barrier Reef. In an historic partnership, the Queensland Farmers’...
14 Dec 2016

Regional telecommunications vital for growing agricultural businesses

The age of data and innovation is already here and our regional agricultural businesses are already on the back foot. The current level of mobile and internet service available to farm businesses in...
7 Dec 2016

Do farmers have vision to see tariff transfer in 2020?

Across Queensland there are over 42,000 regional customers that will be transitioning to cost-reflective electricity tariffs (also referred to as demand tariffs) by 1 July 2020. The majority of these...