- We must all remain diligent about the accuracy of the information we share and take precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe at this time. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column regarding the impact of coronavirus on the agriculture sector HERE.
- “QFF and the Queensland Government is closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on Queensland’s agriculture sector, which is significantly exposed, including the potential impacts to the state’s food, fibre and foliage producers and exporters.” Read more from QFF’s CEO Dr Georgina Davis regarding the impact of coronavirus on the Queensland agriculture sector from the Courier Mail HERE.
- Save the date for the Waste Recycling Industry Association and QFF’s Future Waste Resources 2020 Convention from 31 Aug – 2 Sep 2020 on the Gold Coast. The Convention will showcase solutions for managing secondary resources and value adding these resources in Queensland. More information HERE.
- Thirty dairy farmers are involved in the Energy Savers Plus Program Extension, delivered by QFF and the Queensland Government, from which they receive an energy audit to highlight cost-saving energy efficient options on their dairy or irrigation systems. Read more from Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation HERE.
- QFF industry member Growcom have sought to reassure consumers that there will be a steady and stable supply of fresh fruits and vegetables in store despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. Read the media statement HERE.
- Queensland’s sugarcane industry is celebrating the first 500 cane farming businesses accredited in the industry voluntary best management practice program Smartcane BMP. Read more from QFF industry member CANEGROWERS HERE.
- The Queensland Government will make an additional $20 million in loans available through the Primary Industry Productivity Enhancement Scheme and another $10m in loans would be available specifically to prepare against the threat of African Swine Fever administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority. More information HERE.
- The evolving situation around coronavirus means QFF corporate partner Telstra wants to keep you updated as quickly as possible on impacts to their business, and new policies for our people and customers. They’re posting new updates relating to coronavirus here when they are available HERE.
- Fall armyworm has now been detected in the Burdekin area and Bowen in North Queensland. Be alert but not alarmed. If you think you’ve seen fall armyworm, take some photos and call Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or speak to your local biosecurity or extension officer. More information HERE.
- In the heart of suburban Brisbane, there’s a place where scientists devote thousands of hours of research to turning food dreams into reality. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ pilot plant sees recipes turn into “must have” items for the weekly shopping trip. Listen to the latest Turf ‘n’ Surf podcast HERE.
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