- Queensland farmers have been provided an opportunity to recognise, value and monetise the critical actions they undertake to integrate sustainable practices and provide clean water to the Great Barrier Reef through a world-first Reef Credit Scheme. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
- To capitalise on future opportunities for the sector, deliberate and strategic action from the next Queensland Parliament is required to deliver the right policy settings for existing and prospective agricultural investors to access affordable, reliable and secure irrigation water. QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- On National Agriculture Day, QFF is co-hosting a breakfast event with the Queensland Branch of Soil Science Australia, titled ‘The Future of Queensland’s Soils’ to celebrate the values that drive our farmers to grow world-class food, fibre and foliage. Register now HERE.
- Are you passionate about agriculture and making a difference for the future of the Great Barrier Reef? Eight paid positions are available in host organisations across the GBR catchments through the Agriculture Work Placement Program. Find out more at our online webinar on 26 October at 2pm. More information and register HERE.
- QFF and industry member Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation have been working together to request a change to the Department of Environment and Science’s End of Waste Code relating to tyres to ensure dairy farmers and other farmers using tyres for storage are covered. Read more HERE.
- QFF industry member CANEGROWERS has welcomed as a win a new option to help Queensland irrigators manage high electricity costs but says more work is needed to fix all the issues in the power pricing system. Read the media statement HERE.
- To celebrate the release of the new Australian film Rams, QFF is giving you the chance to win one of 10 x double in season passes to see it in cinemas! Like our Facebook post HERE to go in the running to win! Winners will be announced on October 29 to coincide with its release in cinemas. Check out the trailer HERE.
- A report by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia, James Cook University and Charles Darwin University, titled ‘Reframing Smart Supply Chains in Northern Australia’, has highlighted a number of areas for improvement if the significant potential for economic growth is to be capitalised on. More HERE.
- The exotic pest fall armyworm has been detected in the Lockyer Valley, St George and Chinchilla. 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.
- There is still time to take part in the Regional Wellbeing Survey which aims to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. Have your say before 30 October HERE.
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