- Are you a primary producer impacted by the significant southern Queensland flooding and rainfall events in 2021 – 2022? QFF’s Industry Recovery and Resilience Officers Eloise Cosgrove, Julia Jurgs and Lene Knudsen are available to support eligible flood-impacted primary producers. You can reach them via email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
- Last week, the federal Water Minister Tanya Plibersek announced that the $13 billion Murray-Darling Basin Plan would be extended, following official advice from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. Read more here.
- QFF corporate partner Telstra have a range of GPS tracking and management solutions for vehicles and assets. Telstra have written an article on these devices, including mobile device Asset Tracking, which enables you to receive alerts when your valuable assets leave their designated use area. Learn more about these technologies here.
- The Federal Court has ordered Lactalis Australia to pay $950,000 in penalties for contravening the Dairy Code of Conduct by failing to meet some of its obligations in relation to the 2020-21 milk season. CEO of QFF member eastAUSmilk Eric Danzi said this was a reminder to all processors to act responsibly and adhere to the code or the ACCC could take action against them. Read more here.
- Would you like to better understand your on-farm energy consumption, identify potential savings, and lower your emissions? QFF are looking for growers and producers in the Southern Downs and Goondiwindi regional council areas to participate in our free EnergySQ program. Read more here.
- An exciting and fun new campaign is aiming to let Aussies know that the macadamia nut is ‘The Original Macas Down Under’, having originated in Australia over 60 million years ago. To kick off the campaign, Australian Macadamias has launched a native infused Original Macas menu with Masterchef alumni, Mindy Woods. Find recipes and learn more about the campaign here.
- The New South Wales Government has imposed new restrictions on the movement of materials including turf, mulch, woodchip, soil, compost, sand, gravel, baled hay and others as a biosecurity measure following the detection of Fire Ants five kilometres from the NSW border. Read more here.
- Yeppoon in Central Queensland hosted the annual Pineapple Field Days last week. Organised by QFF member Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers (QFVG) on behalf of Australian Pineapples, the two-day event brought together growers, government, researchers, and supply chain members to showcase the latest research and development occurring within the industry. Read more here.
- The first episode in a new series on AgTech launched last week. The AgTech Revolution series will explore digital technology and its influence on Australian agriculture. Watch it here.
- A new research report into the potential impacts of coal seam gas-induced land subsidence on farming operations was released last week by the GasFields Commission Queensland. Learn more here.
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