- On International Women’s Day, QFF has identified financial insecurity as a significant issue for farm businesswomen and released a discussion paper to facilitate pragmatic steps towards a more positive future they can count on. Read QFF’s media release HERE.
- The agriculture sector has long supported a circular approach to organics, historically adopting a range of on-farm strategies to retain and reuse them, and also managed the biosecurity risks posed by some of these organics resources. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- With Queensland the most disaster impacted state in Australia, farmers are looking to better understand, develop and adopt risk management strategies to manage uncertainty, spread risk and maintain business viability. Read more from our crop insurance project partners the University of Southern Queensland HERE.
- QFF and industry member Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation have been working together to change the existing End of Waste Code for tyres to ensure dairy farmers and other farmers using tyres for storage are covered. An amended Code has been released and is now effective. Read more HERE.
- A group of students from a school in Theodore, Queensland have spent an afternoon learning about Australian cotton. About 23 students and three teachers from Theodore High School visited a local cotton farm during an excursion that was coordinated by Cotton Australia. Read more HERE.
- Primary producers in Cassowary Coast, Cairns, Hinchinbrook, Mareeba and the Tablelands who were impacted by Tropical Cyclone Niran may be eligible for concessional loans of up to $250,000 and freight subsidies. For more information and to apply, click HERE or call 1800 623 946.
- The GasFields Commission Queensland has reaffirmed that landholders who host gas activities (including infrastructure) on their properties are, and will continue to be able to access general insurance policies for farm risk and be appropriately protected against loss. More information HERE.
- The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has formed the Grasshopper Working Group in response to high grasshopper populations across central-western and north-western Queensland. Producers are encouraged to assist by reporting sightings to DAF on 13 25 23 or to their local DAF officer and completing the 2021 grasshopper impact survey HERE.
- The gross value of agricultural production is forecast to reach a record $66 billion in 2020–21, boosted by Australia’s second‑biggest winter crop on record. Read more from the ABARES HERE.
- Join N-Drip for their Agronomists Luncheon and be introduced to their gravity-powered micro-irrigation system in action at the Queensland Rural Centre of Excellence in Toowoomba on today, 8 March at 2pm. Register by emailing AdminAus@ndrip.com.
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