- While the ag visa continues to be a start/stop exercise, the Australian Government did announce some useful reforms to the Seasonal Worker Program, the Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) and the Working Holiday Visa (417) recently. QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- QFF and its industry members are celebrating Queensland’s integral role in Australia’s agriculture story as part of National Agriculture Day (21 November 2018). Join us in celebrating on our Facebook and Twitter pages all week and be sure to give us a like and a follow!
- QFF’s Ross Henry recently spoke to the Rural Weekly about a QFF project developing insurance products for farmers to protect against the potential impacts of extreme weather events, including cyclones, floods and drought. Read the story HERE.
- The Reef Alliance E-Newsletter Spring Edition is now available! Stay up-to-date with the latest news from our Reef Alliance partners including improving BMP in reef catchments and reducing sediment loss HERE.
- QFF industry member CANEGROWERS has congratulated the Australian Government for taking a lead role in ramping up global pressure on India to bring its sugar subsidies back within World Trade Organisation Read more HERE.
- With Queensland Government funding, QFF will work with 100 farmers and employees to gain the skills needed to meet the demands of Queensland agriculture’s current and future workforce. More details HERE.
- Farmers and rural communities are urged be ready for the Queensland Government’s new landfill tax which will now commence on 1 July 2019 and be set at $75 per tonne for general waste. More information HERE.
- Grants of between $5,000 and $200,000 are available under the Smart Farms Small Grants program to assist farmers and groups to adapt to change, innovate and become more sustainable. For more information or to apply, click HERE.
- QFF Project Manager Andrew Chamberlin will be on hand to answer your questions about renewable energy policies and incentives at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries‘ energy workshops in St George, Goondiwindi and Texas next month. Register to attend HERE.
- It’s going to be a long hot summer with below average rainfall and warmer conditions expected for the next three months. For more information, check out the monthly and seasonal outlooks available on the Bureau of Meteorology’s website HERE.
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