- At a time when farmers are facing ongoing challenges, they require unified agricultural representation more than ever and at this time we must all be pulling the same direction to ensure a bright future for Queensland agriculture. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- This week the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance is celebrating the fruits of those working in Queensland’s diverse agricultural industries’ labour! Check out this VIDEO about the many and varied career opportunities offered by the agriculture sector and how far they can take you.
- With the drought breaking in some areas of the country, more rural properties are being placed on the market following improving conditions and sale prices. Unfortunately, with the current COVID-19 restrictions, it is not an easy time for buyers looking to purchase property. More from QFF corporate partner Holding Redlich HERE.
- Growers can face the 2020 sugarcane season with confidence to minimise the spread of COVID-19 given the hours of work by their CANEGROWERS staff and elected representatives. Read the media statement HERE.
- Now is the time to remind Australia that food is our first medicine! QFF industry member Growcom is encouraging growers to share Eat Yourself To Health COVID Cooking Challenges involving fresh produce their members have recently harvested. Growcom Chair Belinda Adams has a special challenge involving fresh basil HERE.
- New measures to help agribusiness and commercial fisheries access seasonal workers during the COVID-19 pandemic are now in effect. These changes ensure seasonal work can continue so Queensland’s food supplies are secure while meeting COVID-19 public health directions. Details HERE.
- In response to the impact of COVID-19, farmers won’t have to pay state land rent for six months. Lessees don’t have to apply and those who have already paid their rent for 1 April to 30 June 2020 will receive a refund or if requested, a credit. Details HERE.
- You are invited to have your say on proposed changes to the Fitzroy Basin water plan to allow for new water allocations and trading opportunities in the Rookwood Weir Consultation is open until 5pm, 12 June 2020. For more information, click HERE.
- The Australian Renewable Energy Agency is seeking input from stakeholders in Australia’s bioenergy sector to underpin the development of the Bioenergy Roadmap. The Bioenergy Roadmap will help to inform the next series of investment and policy decisions in the bioenergy sector in Australia. Have your say HERE.
- The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is holding free drought planning and recovery webinars on the 6th, 8th and 11th of May to assist small landholders by providing best practice advice about feeding livestock in a drought and making decisions about their future. Register HERE.
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