- QFF has recently provided two submissions to the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, regarding their proposed replacements of the Logan and Gold Coast water plans.
- Earlier this year Tony, the winner of the Prince’s Trust Australia Environmental Leadership – Reef Sustainability Award, opened his farm to farmers and industry supporters, including QFF who manage the Reef Champion Awards. The Prince’s Trust Australia has shared highlights from the open day which you can watch here.
- The Australian Cotton Shippers Association and QFF member Cotton Australia have received an Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation grant for $890,000 for targeted engagement, education, and communication activities to improve trade. Read more here.
- QFF member CANEGROWERS have raised concerns regarding the latest plan from the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program which has reduced the targeted treatment area. This decision is believed to enable the ants to continue spreading north and west largely unhindered. Read more here.
- With the closure of 3G on the horizon, a new article from QFF corporate partner Telstra explores some common misconceptions around signal strength. Read it here.
- In the coming months Powerlink will be conducting helicopter inspections of their transmission lines. Landowners who have a Powerlink easement on or near their property who are interested in receiving information about future inspections in their area can register their details by contacting Powerlink on 1800 635 369. Find more details of upcoming inspections here.
- RCS Australia’s Managing for Profit has been specially designed to provide continuing support for all RCS graduates through fortnightly online sessions. The next session will be held this Thursday, 17 August and features Kylie Wilson, Partner at QFF’s newest corporate partner Sparke Helmore Lawyers. Graduates of RCS’s courses can sign up here.
- Do you or your team have a project or an idea that will help drive horticulture forward? QFVG are offering seed funding of up to $20,000 for projects which drive action in one or more of the priority areas of their Future Fields strategy, which sets out a vision for where the Queensland fresh produce sector wants to be in ten years. Learn more and apply for the Grow Your Field: Seed Funding Opportunity here. Applications close Friday, 1 September 2023.
- Beef Australia are calling on Central Queensland food producers to express their interest in supplying their produce to food vendors at Beef Week 2024. Sign up here.
- The 2023 EKKA is officially underway, an iconic event for Queensland agriculture shining a spotlight on the excellence in the state’s sector. We recently reflected on its impact here. If you’re attending, be sure to stop by and say hello QFF members CANEGROWERS, Cotton Australia and Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers (QFVG).
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