- Last week’s National Agriculture Day was a chance to reflect on the pivotal role agriculture plays in the country’s history, by celebrating its successes, recognising the challenges and resolving to work towards its bright future. QFF media statement HERE and QCL column HERE.
- QFF has renewed calls to remove stamp duty on agricultural insurance in Queensland after the South Australian Government passed legislation to remove stamp duty on multi-peril crop insurance policies. QFF media statement HERE.
- Farmers and rural communities will have more time to prepare for the Queensland Government’s new Waste Levy following continued advocacy by QFF and other industry associations. QFF media statement HERE.
- The winners of the 2018 Reef Champion Awards have been announced, shining a light on leaders in on-farm practices and extension who are working to reduce and manage agriculture’s impact on the Great Barrier Reef. Meet the winners HERE.
- QFF will be at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) In Focus Australia event on tomorrow and Wednesday 27-28 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. We look forward to seeing you there!
- Have you seen Carp in your local waterways? The National Carp Control Plan needs your help to record where you have seen carp in high numbers to plan future carp control programs. Take THIS important 3-minute survey to participate.
- Congratulations to 2018 Peter Kenny Medal winners Krista and Rob Watkins of Natural Evolution from QFF industry member Growcom! They were recognised for taking green lady finger bananas that do not meet supermarket standards and turning them into pharmaceutical-grade products. More HERE.
- This is the last and final call for all women currently working in the agriculture sector to express their interest in scholarship funding. Women & Leadership Australia is offering up to $7,000 for women to take part in one of three leadership courses. Register by Friday 14 December 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 now.
- Get an in-depth analysis of recent conditions for spring 2018, as well as the rainfall and temperature outlook for the coming summer with the Bureau of Meteorology’s Summer 2018-19 climate and water update webinar on Thursday 6 December. Register HERE.
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