- The Queensland Competition Authority has failed to deliver the spark that farming businesses on transitional and obsolete tariffs need with the release of their final determination on 2020-2021 regulated retail electricity prices for regional Queensland last week. Read QFF’s media release HERE.
- Agritourism experiences are being increasingly sought after as consumers desire to create a direct connection and better understand where their food comes from, learn how it is produced and experience the ultimate in low food miles by enjoying produce where it is grown and made. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- Nominations for the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2020: Best Agricultural Energy Efficiency Project Award sponsored by QFF are closing soon! Energy efficient farmers delivering spark savvy projects are encouraged to apply by 30 June 2020. Get your nominations in HERE.
- Growing up on the Sunshine Coast, Dave Clancy traded sand for soil when he began QFF’s Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program which aims to improve capacity in extension services across the Great Barrier Reef. Read more about Dave’s experiences working with sugar cane farmers in Mackay HERE.
- Join QFF and corporate partner Jacobs for a webinar on 14 July with practical, commercial guidance on what your organisation can do to maximise chances of securing investment for water projects under Building Queensland’s updated Business Case Development Framework. For more information and to register, click HERE.
- Share farming arrangements can be a valuable arrangement for primary producers. However, this arrangement can result in significant costs or an inequality in the share of any profits from the mutual arrangement if improperly drafted. Read more from QFF corporate partner Holding Redlich HERE.
- Grants from $5,000 to $20,000 are now available to dairy farming businesses through the Energy Efficient Communities Program to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and lower on-farm emissions. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
- The Queensland Land Access Ombudsman’s dispute resolution team will be working in Dalby on the 15th and 16th of July. Make an appointment to refer your dispute for investigation, find out about the options and support available to you or ask any questions you may have HERE.
- Ever heard the term “AgTech”? It’s where agriculture merges with technology to get bring innovative harvesting methods to farms to keep them productive and competitive. Hear all about it in the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ latest Turf’n’Surf podcast episode HERE.
- The Bureau of Meteorology has shifted its ENSO Outlook to La Niña WATCH, meaning the chance of La Niña forming in 2020 is around 50 per cent – roughly double the average likelihood. Read their latest Climate Driver update HERE.
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