- Queensland farmers and agricultural service providers are encouraged to attend free industry support network workshops facilitated by QFF, the Australian Red Cross, and the Australian and Queensland Governments in Ayr, Bowen, Townsville and Ingham this month. QFF’s media release HERE.
- The question for the Queensland Government is how it will treat privately owned bulk water assets, particularly in light of its own experience of funding, maintaining and insuring them, then managing international dam safety requirements which have resulted in costly upgrades. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- QFF has partnered with Bunnings which gives you the opportunity to join PowerPass! A free commercial account designed to make life easier for trade and commercial customers giving you access to exclusive QFF pricing, along with other benefits. Farmers belonging to any of QFF’s 21 industry members can sign up for free HERE.
- The Dawson Valley Cotton Growers’ Association last week staged its Sticky Beak Tour, with the aim of connecting growers, sharing information, boosting collaboration among cotton growers in the valley, and exploring innovative practices. Read more from Cotton Australia HERE.
- Join QFF industry member Nursery and Garden Industry Queensland for AgChem Workshops across Queensland this year to achieve competency in AHCCHM304, Transport & Store Chemicals and AHCCHM307, Prepare & Apply Chemicals to control pest, weeds & disease. More information and register HERE.
- Interest rates on Regional Investment Corporationloans have fallen from 1.92 per cent to 1.77 per cent for AgriStarter Loan and Farm Investment Loan borrowers, as well as those who submitted their Drought and AgBiz Drought loan applications after the interest-free terms ended on 30 September 2020. Details HERE.
- 1060 ML of surface water reserve from Accommodation and Pike Creeks, south-west of Stanthorpe, is now open for tender to help businesses grow their business and create new jobs to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
- The North Queensland Economic Diversification Grants are now open to expressions of interest for projects that broaden and diversify economic opportunities in areas impacted by the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon Trough. More information and submit your EOI HERE.
- Feedback is being sought on the draft National Feral Pig Action Plan which aims to guide and support all land managers to deliver effective, coordinated and humane best practice management of feral pigs over the long term to reduce threats that they create. To read the Plan and have your say, click HERE.
- According to Rabobank‘s Agribusiness Outlook for 2021, Australia’s agricultural sector is set to enjoy an overall profitable year ahead – underpinned by high commodity prices, positive seasonal conditions and low interest rates. Read more HERE.
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