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21 Jun 2017

Government proves it can fix electricity prices, so why won’t it?

The Queensland Competition Authority’s (QCA) announcement that electricity prices for irrigated agriculture will increase by up to 5.1% is another blow to the state’s farmers dealing with...
16 Jun 2017

Risk management delivers steady farm incomes

With the end of the financial year rapidly approaching, many farmers and their accountants will likely turn some of their attention to Australia’s Farm Management Deposit (FMD) scheme. In each of...
7 Jun 2017

Pre-Budget announcement focuses on energy

This week, the Queensland Government made commitments to address the issues of increasing electricity costs and security of supply. The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) welcomed this pre-Budget...
31 May 2017

Queensland biosecurity capabilities need bolstering

Queensland is facing an urgent and pressing need to build Biosecurity Queensland’s (BQ) capacity to respond to incursions. The white spot disease (WSD) outbreak, which has devastated South East...
24 May 2017

Innovation reducing on-farm food waste

On-farm food waste has once again been placed front and centre of our national consciousness with the airing the ABC’s TV series ‘War on Waste’. The program highlighted many of the frustrations...
17 May 2017

Inland rail: Too important to get wrong

One of the flagship announcements in this year’s Federal Budget for regional Australia was the funding commitment towards building the much discussed Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail. The...
10 May 2017

Cut stamp duty and unlock Ag insurance

Progress towards reducing burdensome taxation on agricultural businesses continued recently with the Victorian Government planning to cut state stamp duty on agricultural insurance. This concise and...
3 May 2017

Cyclone Debbie – where are we now?

Its more than five weeks since Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the north Queensland coast, and we now have a better understanding of the impact on Queensland farmers. As is often the case with these...
26 Apr 2017

457 visas and Agriculture’s relationship with foreign workers

It is no secret that Queensland’s agricultural sector has a reliance on international labour and workers, particularly during peak seasonal demands when labour is difficult to access. It is also no...
19 Apr 2017

Queensland farmers amongst world’s most efficient water users, but at what cost?

On-farm ‘efficiency’ and all the positives that are associated with it have been given a lot of air time within agriculture circles. Principally, that increasing efficiencies and...
12 Apr 2017

Manures powering Queensland agriculture

Although not always discussed openly, manure is powering Queensland agriculture’s biofuture. This resource can improve soil health, crop and pasture productivity, and reduce reliance on inorganic...
5 Apr 2017

Farmer disaster support under way

The scale of the damage from Tropical Cyclone Debbie and the associated flooding has been extensive, from north Queensland to northern NSW. The unpredictability of these severe systems was again...