- QFF has welcomed funding to deliver an agricultural preparedness project to provide primary producers with the right tools and resources to better prepare for a flood. Read the media statement HERE.
- Generally, across Queensland there has been increased sales activity in rural markets despite recent devastating fires, heavy rains and flooding, a continuing drought and the seasonal threat of cyclones. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- Thanks to the Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program, 26-year-old environmental science graduate Mika Rowston has been driving a four-wheeler around flooded cane paddocks to collect water samples in North Queensland. Read about his experiences HERE.
- QFF has partnered with the Queensland Government to deliver workshops in Bundaberg, Gatton and Mackay to help landholders apply for the Queensland Government’s Land Restoration Fund. For more information and to register, click HERE.
- QFF industry member CANEGROWERS is urging the Queensland Government to step in and freeze water prices for farmers pending a review and resolution of significant issues not addressed in a recent report. Read their media statement HERE.
- Cotton Australia is pleased to announce applications are now open for the 2020 Australian Future Cotton Leaders Program! The program is open to those committed to the future of the cotton industry, and you must work across the Australian cotton industry supply chain. Applications close 3 April 2020. More HERE.
- If your farm business suffered direct damage as a result of the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough last year, Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants up to a maximum of $75,000 are available through QRIDA to assist with clean-up and reinstatement costs. Applications have been extended until 30 June 2020. Details HERE.
- More detections of the invasive moth pest fall armyworm have been made in Far North Queensland. Confirmed detections at South Johnstone, Tolga and Lakeland follow recent discoveries on two Torres Strait Islands, at Bamaga and in the north-west Gulf country. More information HERE.
- University of Queensland researchers have led a project assembling experts from across Australia to bring together the latest groundwater research on the Great Artesian Basin for publication in the Hydrogeology Journal freely accessible until 31 March 2020. See the full papers HERE.
- Join James Cook University and Australian National University for their Climate Update 2020 on March 26 in Townsville. Industry experts, including QFF’s CEO Dr Georgina Davis, will present an overview of how our climate is changing, and how we can respond to these changes. Register HERE.
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