- While hydrogen will provide unique opportunities and potentially a competitive edge for Queensland’s agricultural sector and our regions, we currently have more questions than answers. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- QFF has partnered with Safe Ag Systems to help you stay on top of compliance requirements and change safety culture in the workplace. Receive a unique code which entitles you to a 10 per cent discount on the purchase of an annual-paid subscription when you sign up HERE.
- Announced late last year by the United Nations, the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables is putting a sharper focus on horticulture to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology, and to reduce food loss and waste. Read more from Growcom HERE.
- A State Government move to impose a new bureaucratic process on farmers expanding their cropping area along the Queensland coast is unnecessary and duplicates existing regulation on the sugarcane industry. Read more from QFF industry member CANEGROWERS HERE.
- Did you know that all fresh and frozen raw chicken meat available in Australia is in fact ‘born, bred and raised’ in Australia? Our chickens have been grown on Australian farms, and processed in Australian processing plants, to the strictest of Australian standards. Read more from peak chicken meat industry group, the Australian Chicken Meat Federation HERE.
- Despite uncertain times, if one thing is for certain, the future of the home is green and Australia’s obsession with plants is stronger than ever. Stay up to date with Plant Life Balance and get the first look at the five leafy trends to embrace in 2021 HERE.
- The Australian Government is investing $10 million through the Climate Services for Agriculture program to help farm businesses increase drought and climate resilience. More information HERE.
- Have your say on the recommendations outlined in the CSIRO report: Review of Red Imported Fire Ant Scientific Principles and Controls which considered the rules for how Queenslanders should store, move and treat materials that are at risk of spreading fire ants HERE.
- Sourcing insurance cover has emerged as a significant challenge for tourism businesses in Queensland and across Australia. The Queensland Tourism Industry Council is facilitating a project to identify the specific issues of concern and is looking for input. Take part in their survey HERE.
- Join the Northern Territory Farmers Association for the Northern Australia Food Futures Conference from 17-20 May in Darwin promoting the development of agriculture across northern Australia and to raise the profile of northern region at a national level. A 10 per cent discount is available for QFF members HERE. Register now HERE.
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