- Join QFF from 4pm-5pm on Wednesday, 31 May for Farm Business Hour where our expert panel will discuss how to manage farm financial and market risks. Topics to be covered include analysing risk impact, market risks and tools available to build a resilient farm business. Register here.
- The Queensland Horticulture Council (QHC) regularly meets to advance issues and opportunities on behalf of industry, which are then fed into Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers (QFVG), the state representative body for horticulture and member of QFF. The QHC recently met to begin discussing regional advocacy priorities ahead of upcoming elections. Learn more about their advocacy policy focus areas here.
- AUSVEG is enticing young people to consider a career in horticulture with a new resource showcasing a variety of in-demand roles across the horticultural supply chain. Readers can freely download and share the Growing a Career in Horticulture booklet and access additional horticultural careers information here. You can also explore live job listings from across the horticultural supply chain at Ag Jobs Queensland.
- Thanks to QFF’s corporate partner Mitsubishi, all QFF peak body members receive National Fleet pricing with Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage on a range of Mitsubishi Motors’ vehicles. Visit your local Mitsubishi dealer today or call 1300 911 850.
- Central Queensland local government bodies are looking to grow the region’s small animal supply chain, including small cattle herd processing. If you are a small animal producer living in Central Queensland, complete this survey by Monday, 8 May to have your say on the industry’s development. As part of this industry development strategy, there will be a free forum for small meat producers in Gracemere on Saturday, 6 May. Register here.
- The public consultation period on the Mary Basin water plan has been extended to Friday, 26 May. Information on the draft Mary Basin water plan, supporting documents and how to make a submission can be found here.
- Cotton picking has begun in most of Australia’s growing regions with positive signs that damage from last year’s flooding events may not have been as severe as initially feared. Cotton Australia are forecasting a 2023 crop of around 5.2 million bales. Full media release here.
- QFF are on the lookout for a highly motivated and experienced Work Placement Officer to join our team. The primary responsibility of this position is to place graduates and new entrants into host organisations within the agricultural sector. Find out more and apply here.
- The Federal Government is investing $9.2 million to consult and design an enduring arrangement for First Nations peoples to own, access and manage water in Australia. There will be an opportunity for wider public feedback as well. Full media release here.
- The ACCC has provided dairy processors with updated guidance on their legal obligations under the Dairy Code of Conduct in preparation for the 1 June 2023 deadline for the release of new milk supply agreements for the 2023-24 dairy season. Read the full details here.
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