- Ahead of the 2019-20 State Budget tomorrow, QFF has renewed calls for the government to remove stamp duty on agricultural insurance and even the playing field for Queensland farmers. Read the media statement HERE.
- QFF is urging the state government to genuinely address electricity and water affordability, and the productivity nexus between them in tomorrow’s budget. For more information click HERE.
- QFF is also calling on the state government to effectively address the ongoing issue of ensuring a skilled and adaptable agricultural workforce to meet the sector’s future needs in the budget. Read the media statement HERE.
- Without targeted, deliberate action from government, agriculture will not fully capitalise on the exciting opportunities that are unquestionably there. Government must be able to see the bigger picture and invest in it, starting with the budget tomorrow. QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance are answering your big questions about the many and varied career opportunities offered by the agriculture sector. “What are the opportunities in the agriculture industry?”, we hear you ask. Find out HERE and share with those considering their future.
- Under recent changes to Queensland’s biosecurity laws, police and biosecurity officers can issue fines to anyone who doesn’t comply with a Biosecurity Management Plan on a farm. Find out what you can do to support the enforcement of the new laws on your farm HERE.
- The Queensland and Northern Australia Drought and Climate Adaptation Program (DCAP) is inviting producers and advisors to participate in a survey about their approach to decision making and planning for climate variability. Complete the survey HERE.
- Volume II of The Australian Farmer is 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.
- What happens when CSG comes to town? Join the University of Queensland Centre for Coal Seam Gas for free workshops on the Darling Downs about the latest social and economic changes that have occurred in our local communities. For more information click HERE.
- Afterwards, join the Gasfields Commission for gas development and landholder compensation workshops in Miles and Dalby. Learn what to expect during any stage of gas development and what factors may be considered for landholder compensation. More information HERE.
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