- Recent figures from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation show a progressive commitment among Australian farmers to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Read QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- Queensland farmers and service providers are encouraged to attend climate and weather workshops run by QFF, AgForce Queensland, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Rockhampton, Taroom and Gayndah this month. Details HERE.
- Last chance to apply for one of six 12-month paid positions in different host organisations across the Great Barrier Reef catchments. Applications close Tuesday, 5 February 2019. For more information or to apply, click HERE.
- Financial assistance and support services are now available to residents in Wujal Wujal, Townsville and parts of the Douglas, Cook and Burdekin Shire Councils who have been affected by flooding. See the Farmer Disaster Support website for details.
- How do water allocations work? Why is cotton grown in Australia? QFF industry member Cotton Australia is answering your questions with evidence and facts. Read them. Learn them. Share them HERE and HERE.
- The Murray Darling Basin Royal Commission, established by the South Australian Government, has handed down its report after investigating the operations and effectiveness of the Murray-Darling Basin system. Read the report HERE.
- Grants of up to $100,000 are available for producers in the Queensland Murray Darling Basin to help set up new high value horticulture enterprises. Applications close 22 February 2019. More information HERE.
- The Queensland Competition Authority will conduct regional workshops on the 2020-24 irrigation pricing review in various locations throughout Queensland this month. The finalised workshop schedule is available HERE.
- January 2019 was the warmest on record for Queensland. These conditions are expected to continue with below average rainfall and warmer temperatures forecast for the next three months. For more information, check the Bureau of Meteorology’s January climate summary and seasonal outlooks.
- Under an ongoing partnership with Hort Innovation, three Churchill Fellowships will be offered again this year providing recipients with the opportunity to travel the world to access knowledge, harnessing it and growing the nation’s collective knowledge by sharing it. Applications close 30 April 2019, details HERE.
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