- QFF was pleased to launch the Queensland Renewable Energy Landholder Toolkit last week, in partnership with the Queensland Government, to provide information and practical guidance for landholders considering hosting a renewable energy project on their property. The Toolkit includes considerations for landholders to think through during the various stages of a renewable energy infrastructure development. Read it here.
- QFF corporate partner BDO have written an article covering a range of business strategies and recommendations for the Australian agribusiness sector. Read it here. BDO is excited to offer QFF peak body members the choice of a free, dedicated 60-minute initial consultation on a range of these topics, including tax and financial resilience. More information here.
- Renée Anderson, a Central Queensland food and fibre producer with over 26 years of experience in the Australian cotton industry, is QFF’s new Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance Project Manager. Learn more about Renée and her role here.
- A roadmap for economic growth in some of Queensland’s most significant food bowls is being established through the Regional Water Assessment Program. Building on previous water supply investigations in each region, the program is taking a comprehensive view of local water needs and identifying gaps to be filled. Learn more here.
- The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has released a new insights paper Environmental sustainability and agri-environmental indicators – international comparisons which shows that Australia has strong sustainability credentials compared to many other major agricultural producing countries.
- Growcom are providing a free workshop in Lakeland on Tuesday, 18 July covering soil and ecological system health, and how to build farm business resilience. Register here.
- Telstra are working with Starlink, in a world-first offering, to deliver Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity in remote and hard to reach locations. Read more here.
- Around 85% of the Australian cotton crop has now been picked with growers and cotton gin operators reporting better than expected yields and, in some cases exceptional quality despite the challenges. QFF member Cotton Australia’s General Manager Michael Murray said indications are that the 2022/23 crop may just fall short of last year’s record crop. Read more here.
- RCS Australia is proud to have played a part in the first at-scale issue of a combined 151,312 Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) to two Queensland beef enterprises. Read more here.
- Australian Pork Limited CEO Margo Andrae has welcomed Coles’ decision to launch a range of carbon neutral pork that builds on the positive steps the industry has been taking for the past three decades to minimise its environmental footprint. Read more here.
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