- Queensland farmers can continue manufacturing composts and other organic products on farm after the Department of Environment and Science specified a clear exemption for on-farm composting under the waste management licencing framework. QFF media statement HERE.
- The cost of energy has become one of the biggest challenges for farming businesses, therefore we must be able to unlock new technology and innovate to improve energy efficiency and demand management to enhance profitability. QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- The Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian governments have removed stamp duty on agricultural insurance and QFF has renewed calls for the Queensland Government to follow their lead. Read the QCL article HERE and listen to the Rural Queensland Today interview HERE.
- QFF industry member Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation are celebrating Queensland’s dairy farmers as The Cream of Australia with their ‘Go Local’ campaign on social media. Check out their Facebook page HERE and be sure to give a like and share to show your support.
- QFF industry member Flowers Australia says native flower sales have increased five-fold since 2010 and the industry is now worth about $350 million. The flower industry is looking for new players to reclaim sales into their lucrative export markets. Details HERE.
- Financial assistance and support services are available for residents and primary producers affected by bushfires in the central Queensland council areas of Rockhampton, Gladstone and Mackay. For more information or to apply for assistance click HERE.
- When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’. The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries have specially-tailored natural disaster guides to help prepare your animals and businesses for the coming storm season.
- Farmers looking to save money on their energy bill are encouraged to get involved with an Ergon Energy trial of load control Tariff 33. It offers price cuts of between 15 and 25c/kWh for peak periods to growers who agree to have their supply interrupted to manage load on the network. Details HERE.
- The Regional Wellbeing Survey is open again and aims to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in rural and regional Australia. Have your say on issues ranging from how your community is changing to your health and your wellbeing HERE.
- Energy Queensland are holding a Future Grid Roadmap Forum in Toowoomba on Thursday 6 December. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Energy Queensland business and suitable tariff options for the agriculture sector. More information and register to attend HERE.
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