Strength in biosecurity is vital to protecting our food supply and a sector that is the backbone of the Australian economy. Managing biosecurity on farm and through the supply chain is complex, onerous and costly but absolutely necessary. Read more from QFF President Allan Dingle here.
2. Supermarkets need to raise the price of milk and explain the reasons why via a major marketing campaign, according to the Federal Agriculture Minister. Read more via EastAusMilk here
3. The Energy Savers team would like to speak to 70 farmers from across Queensland and New South Wales in a 30-minute interview with a researcher. To encourage more farmers to get involved, they are offering every farmer who gets involved a $40 gift card and, if they do so before the end of May, they’ll go into a draw to win one of two $500 energy bill payments! All they need to do is fill out the survey and upload a recent energy bill to get the ball rolling. Farms can call Dr Stephen Snow on 0417 079 392 if they would like to start the interview straight away!
4. The next round of the Business Basics grants program opens on 4 May 2022. The Business Basics grants program provides support to businesses to increase core skills and adopt best practice. Grants of up to $5000 are available. More information is available on the Business Queensland website.
5. Our regional telecommunications infrastructure arguably suffers simply from being less visible relative these other traditional pieces of infrastructure. And yet huge future value can be unlocked through greater investment in connectivity now. Read more from Growcom here
6. Sugar industry welcomes support for diversifying markets and improving trade. You can read more from our members Canegrowers here.
7. Queensland is leading the way by supporting drought preparedness activities for a broader range of primary producers. QRIDA has been hosting forums throughout Queensland and you can register for your local event here. Can’t make the forum? You can access a webinar series on Queensland drought assistance, including grants, loans, workshops and training here.
8. QRIDA have extended the closure dates for Disaster Assistance Grants. The new dates are:
– 5 December 2022 for the SEQ Rainfall and Flooding grants
– 28 October 2022 Ex-tropical cyclone Seth 7-10 January 2022
– 30 September 2022 – Central, Southern and Western Qld Rainfall and Flooding event of 10 November – 3 December 2021. For more information, go to QRIDA
9. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION opens TODAY for the Queensland AgWorkforce Summit on 3 – 5 August 2022. You can save $50 per registration during early bird so act fast! For more info, go to the Summit website.
10. To assist farmers and other agvet chemical users affected by the recent floods, Agsafe, in collaboration with the Qld Department of Environment and Science, is enabling an extraordinary ChemClear run through South East Queensland. You need to register your products here by 13 May 2022. For further information about this collection, please contact Agsafe on (02) 6206 6888, or email email@example.com