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10 Things to know from QFF

17 Sep 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 17 September 2018

We often hear about how different agriculture is in other parts of the world and as Australian farmers, it’s important to keep an eye on the bigger global picture as we plan for our businesses...
10 Sep 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 10 September 2018

QFF is urging farmers and rural communities to be ready for the new landfill tax commencing on 4 March 2019, following the introduction of new legislation into State Parliament last week. Read...
3 Sep 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 3 September 2018

QFF has welcomed the findings of the Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment which identified the potential for new water infrastructure that could increase the production of food and fibre...
27 Aug 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 27 August 2018

Solar energy can play a role in driving on-farm energy and water productivity but farmers face challenges in installing solar generation assets on farm and feeding excess energy back into the...
20 Aug 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 20 August 2018

It is important that we continue to recognise the positive commitments and efforts farmers, extension officers and community members are making to improve land management practices for the future...
13 Aug 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 13 August 2018

The current drought has led to a greater desire to buy local produce and if need be, pay a bit more for it. If this can be sustained, consumers will continue to play an active role in building...
6 Aug 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 6 August 2018

While the median price of farmland across the country grew by 7.1% in 2017, it decreased by 2.8% (to $4051/ha) in Queensland. Despite this, local governments continue to increase rates for...
30 Jul 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 30 July 2018

Through QFF-led Reef Alliance projects, the agricultural sector is taking positive steps to progress the recent Reef Restoration symposium’s aims and meet various targets in the revised Reef...
23 Jul 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 23 July 2018

Genetically modified crops provide greater opportunities to grow more on less land, increase crop yields, enhance international competitiveness and reduce agriculture’s impact on the...
16 Jul 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 16 July 2018

Australia is fighting a war against waste and plastics are the enemy. Plastic contamination has become insidious, posing significant risks to agricultural soils, wildlife and cattle through...
9 Jul 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 9 July 2018

Long-term planning is necessary to ensure the best agricultural land remains available for food, fibre, foliage and increasing fuel production. This land is rare and irreplaceable, and we must...
2 Jul 2018

10 Things to Know from QFF – 2 July 2018

Agricultural insurance is one underdeveloped risk management option, particularly in Queensland, that could play a greater role in helping farmers manage weather-related risks, such as drought....