- QFF, AgForce, Australian Land Management Group, Southern Queensland Landscapes, and the Lock the Gate Alliance have formed a working alliance to pool their resources and experiences in support of landholders and sustainable land management. Read more HERE.
- QFF is concerned the Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 (Qld) does not currently provide the level of certainty and strength of protection that is needed to ensure remaining areas of high-quality agricultural land are safeguarded from inappropriate development. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- Regional Queenslanders are encouraged to join QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis on the Bruce Highway Trust Advisory Council to help shape the future of jobs, economic recovery and upgrades on the Bruce Highway. For more information, click HERE and to nominate head HERE.
- The latest Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance e-newsletter is now available! Read about the latest news and events including a report about the financial insecurity of farm businesswomen, upcoming training and the new FarmReady tool. Read more HERE.
- North Queensland farmers and agricultural service providers are encouraged to attend a free industry support network webinar facilitated by QFF, the Australian Red Cross, and the Australian and Queensland Governments on Tuesday, 23 March. Details HERE.
- QFF has partnered with AutoTender to give you free access to their Wholesale Pricing and Automatic Tendering platform. Choose any vehicle make or manufacturer and let the power of their fleet dealer network go to work for you. Sign up HERE.
- Nominations are now open for Cotton Australia’s Australian Cotton Industry Awards for 2021, which recognise the resilience of the industry and innovation throughout the cotton supply chain. Individuals and teams can nominate others, or themselves HERE. Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 26th March 2021.
- Some plants don’t just make you healthier by simply being around them – actually consuming them can bring you even more health benefits! Herbs are a particularly health-fortifying type of plant, which can be easily grown at home. Give your wellbeing a healthy kick with six super herbs suggested by Plant Life Balance and the nursery industry. Read more HERE.
- During the period January 1 to December 31, 2020 a total of 58 on-farm deaths were reported. A familiar tale sees quad bikes and tractors continue as the leading cause of death and injury on Australian farms, according to annual statistics released by AgriFutures Australia. Read the Non-intentional Farm Related Incidents in Australia 2020 statistics HERE.
- Farmsafe Australia has released its National Farm Safety Education Fund Strategy, aimed at significantly reducing injuries and fatalities in agriculture by 2030. The Strategy calls for collaborative industry action across a range of work, health and safety impact opportunities. Read more HERE.
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