- QFF has welcomed the release of the Queensland Drought Program Review and the opportunity to continue working with the state government to get the right policy settings for the sector to help farmers better prepare for and manage through droughts. Read the media statement HERE.
- QFF is reminding farmers and rural communities that a new landfill tax commences in areas across the state today. The Waste Levy will be set at $75 per tonne for general waste increasing up to $155 per tonne for Category 1 regulated wastes sent to landfill. It will include 39 local government areas and cover 90% of Queensland’s population. Details HERE.
- QFF has welcomed funding to deliver an agricultural recovery project to assist farmers affected by widespread flooding in the north of the state earlier this year. Four industry specific recovery officers have already begun providing targeted support and technical advice to impacted farmers. Details HERE.
- While the state government last week extended the deadline for small and large customers in regional Queensland on transitional and obsolete tariffs to June 30, 2021, it does not include all Queensland farmers and businesses or buy enough time for those forced to change. QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- QFF industry member Growcom officially launched Fair Farms, the industry developed workplace training and certification program for employers in the Australian horticulture industry, at last week’s national horticulture convention, Hort Connections. Find out more HERE.
- The agriculture sector is on the cusp of a wave of innovation driven by the growing demand for food and fibre, digital revolution, and addressing climate change. The Queensland Government’s Growing for Queensland discussion paper aims to turn these challenges into opportunities. Join the conversation HERE.
- The Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy invites you to attend resource community information sessions in Cloncurry and Richmond in August. Hear from expert speakers on land access, compensation and dispute resolution relating to exploration and mining. Details HERE.
- Nominations are now open for the 2019 Australian Farmer of the Year Awardsto celebrate and applaud the outstanding achievements of those making a significant contribution to Australian Agriculture. Apply now HERE.
- Volume II of The Australian Farmeris now live! Chock full of info on agtech, automation and machinery, women in ag, animal and plant health and much more. Read it for free now HERE.
- The Bureau of Meteorology has revised its ENSO Outlook to “El Niño Inactive” after the immediate likelihood of the climate pattern developing has passed. Check out the Farmer Disaster Support website HERE for more information.
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