- While most consumers say they’ll buy Australian-made products they vote with their wallets and don’t follow through. It is incumbent upon supermarkets to make sure consumers know what they are purchasing when reaching for non-Australian grown and made products. Read QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- The latest Reef Alliance ‘Reliable 5’ is now available! Stay up-to-date with the latest reef news and events including landholders tackling soil erosion, tracking your favourite reef animals and the latest Wet Tropics Report Card. Read it now HERE.
- CANEGROWERS and their members have taken to television to tell the State Government its plan to ramp up regulation on their farms is not going to guarantee any benefit to the Great Barrier Reef. Catch the commercial on your television or watch the longer online video HERE.
- QFF industry member Growcom and the Granite Belt Growers Association are keen to let the rest of the supply chain know that despite the dry times costing the community $100 million in wages and local expenditure, the quality of available produce remains high. Details HERE.
- Does the old saying “as rare as hen’s teeth” sound familiar? Ever wondered how chickens can get the most out of their food if they don’t have teeth? Chickens are in fact the most efficient converters of feed into meat of all land-based livestock species. Find out more from peak body Australian Chicken Meat Federation HERE.
- Murray-Darling Basin states unanimously agreed to a new Inspector-General to oversee the all state and federal agencies delivering the Murray-Darling Basin Plan at a meeting of the Ministerial Council yesterday. Details HERE.
- Landholders in parts of the Lockyer Valley, Ipswich and Scenic Rim council areas are encouraged to check their property and let the Fire Ant Eradication Program know if the bait treatment applied has been effective. Report your findings HERE or call 13 25 23.
- A new undergraduate scholarship will enable Queensland and Northern Territory residents the unique opportunity to study at Marcus Oldham in 2020. Applications close on August 30, learn more about the Currawong Scholarship HERE.
- Join Clean Growth Choices for their 2019 Communities in Transition Webinar Series over the next two months. Topics include agritourism, carbon farming, regenerative farming and energy security. For more information or to register, click HERE.
- Soil constraints are a major limiting factor for agricultural production in Australia. Producers in Queensland want to know if subsoil manuring works for them, in what conditions (soil, crop, climate) and at what costs. Attend the free Subsoil Manuring Seminar in Toowoomba on 12 August to learn more. Register HERE.
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