- QFF has acknowledged the findings and recommendations of the Australian Academy of Science report, commissioned by the Federal Opposition, into the recent fish deaths in the Lower Darling river system at Menindee. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
- Removing the retail price cap on fresh milk is a positive first step for dairy farmers across Queensland, who have endured eight years of unsustainable prices, as it puts pressure on the other supermarkets to follow suit. Read QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- QFF industry member Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation has welcomed news that Woolworths will effectively cease sales of $1 milk. While there is still much more to be done, this is a positive first step for dairy farmers across the state. Read their media statement HERE.
- The latest Reef Alliance ‘Reliable 5’ is now available! Stay up-to-date with the latest reef news and events including a farmer improving soil health, a seafloor mapping project and the great eight Reef icons HERE.
- 71,000 flood affected people have benefitted from more than $13.9 million in Emergency Hardship Assistance payments. Farmers can also access financial assistance including loans, freight subsidies and recovery grants of $75,000. More information HERE.
- Queenslanders are invited to have their say on how the state’s extraordinary biodiversity values can continue to be protected and improved as the state grows. For more information or to get involved, click HERE.
- Consumers are encouraged to support disaster affected farmers by purchasing local produce and if necessary, pay a little more for it. If this can be sustained, consumers will continue to play an active role in helping to build more resilient farming businesses and rural communities. 7 News story HERE.
- Congratulations also to Joshua Angove for being awarded the Gary Sansom Scholarship, an annual award funded by the AgriFutures Australia Chicken Meat Program, supported by industry and named in honour of a former QFF President and Life Member. Details HERE.
- Join the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network in the coming months as they travel across the state delivering one-day informative workshops focusing on workplace relations, understanding labour hire licensing and workplace health and safety. For more information and to register, click HERE.
- The Energy Efficiency Council is holding Introduction to Energy Management courses in Toowoomba, Mackay, Bundaberg and Brisbane in March and April. Learn how to understand how your business consumes energy data and identify cost saving opportunities. Register HERE.
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