- A report released by the Queensland Government last week regarding Paradise Dam has created certainty for the safety of the local community but not for future agricultural expansion and diversification in a changing climate. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
- QFF has welcomed the transfer of the SunWater Eton distribution scheme to Eton Irrigation Cooperative Limited after local management attracted overwhelming support amongst the Mackay region irrigators. Read the QFF media statement HERE.
- Tough times don’t last but tough people do. Queensland farmers have shown time and time again that they can overcome and succeed in the face of difficulty and this time won’t be any different. Read QFF President Allan Dingle’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- “We look forward to the challenge to keep providing quality produce, food and fibre to Queensland, Australia, and indeed, a lot of places around the world.” Read more from QFF President Allan Dingle following the Queensland Government’s announcement that agriculture is an essential service HERE.
- Beginning life on a small cattle property, Hannah Russell never thought she would be fortunate enough to work in such a diverse and collaborative sugar industry. Thanks to QFF’s Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program, it’s her new reality. Read about her experiences HERE.
- QFF industry member CANEGROWERS has convened an Australian sugar industry working group to assess and plan for the short, medium and long term impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read the media statement HERE.
- QFF industry members Cotton Australia and Growcom have both launched dedicated COVID-19 directory pages on their websites for growers and industry to follow to get the most up-to-date information and advice as the situation unfolds. Check them out HERE and HERE.
- NBN Co has announced new measures to support increasing capacity and data demand for nbn satellite services in regional and remote Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find more information HERE.
- New tax and superannuation measures are now available from the Australian Taxation Office to help support those affected by COVID-19 including early access to super, reducing super minimum drawdown rates, boosting cash flow for employers, increasing the instant asset write-off and backing business investment. Details HERE.
- Congratulations to the 2020 Queensland AgriFutures Australia Rural Women’s Award winner Elisha Parker of Clermont! Elisha’s winning project is extending the capabilities of her cattlesales.com.au online platform to offer interactive catalogue hosting for stud stock bull, female, and special sales and auctions. More HERE.
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