- QFF and industry members are frustrated following the introduction of new reef catchment regulations that will further restrict farmers as they struggle to recover from natural disasters and low commodity prices in some industries. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
- For years, QFF has been calling for greater investment in weather infrastructure to enable better preparedness, resilience, options, decision making and profitability in our sector. Doppler technology is on our radar and should also be on the Queensland and Australian Governments’. QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- Financial assistance and support services including low interest loans and freight subsidies have been activated for flood affected farmers in the Whitsunday local government area. Visit the Farmers Disaster Support website for more information.
- The latest Energy Savers e-newsletter is now available! Stay up-to-date with the latest news including what an energy audit is and which type is right for your farm, learn about efficient irrigation in nurseries and how to attend subsidised energy management training HERE.
- QFF industry member CANEGROWERS has welcomed moves by the Australian and Brazilian Governments to launch World Trade Organisation action against India’s sugar subsidies. Read their media statement HERE.
- Many people in the cotton industry have been feeling the emotional strain of the debate around drought, water use, and its future. Cotton Australia has shared some handy tips for farmers to seek and receive support. More HERE.
- Ever wondered what a meat chicken farm looks like, particularly from the inside? Or what a farmer’s day to day activities are? Peak body, the Australian Chicken Meat Federation has made it possible to take a ‘virtual’ tour led by the farmers themselves. Take a look HERE.
- Got a great idea? The Central Highlands Development Corporation and X Lab with support from the Australian Government, have created the AgFrontier Agtech Incubator. The program will give opportunities for regionally-based start-ups to grow. Details HERE.
- Australian Farmers for Climate Action invites you to their Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture Conference in the Granite Belt next month. They’re bringing leading farmers and industry experts to answer your questions, including QFF Project Manager Ross Henry. Details HERE.
- If you missed QFF’s recent climate and weather workshops, tune into the upcoming Bureau of Meteorology Autumn 2019 climate and water webinar on Thursday, March 7. Register for more information to help you make important decisions for the season ahead HERE.
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