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- While the program has been slow to get off the ground, the Land Restoration Fund will create opportunities for farmers across Queensland to contribute to a range of positive environmental outcomes including climate change mitigation and improving their on-farm adaptation. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- We must all remain diligent about the accuracy of the information we share and take precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe at this time. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column regarding the impact of coronavirus on the agriculture sector HERE.
- Now is the time to remind Australia that food is our first medicine! QFF industry member Growcom encouraged growers to share Eat Yourself To Health COVID Cooking Challenges involving fresh produce their members have recently harvested. Growcom Chair Belinda Adams has a special challenge involving fresh basil HERE.
- Ahead of the 2020 Queensland state election on 31 October, QFF released a list of policy and regulatory amendments and opportunities as well as industry-led programs required for the next government to capitalise on the agriculture sector’s potential. Read QFF’s media statement and election policy platform HERE.
- The Queensland Government’s sugarcane farming regulations took effect on 1 December 2019. What does that mean for growers? QFF industry member CANEGROWERS unravelled the new Reef regulations HERE.
- Do you or your business move soil, quarry products, turf, mulch, hay, potted plants or animal manure? Be aware, the Biosecurity Regulation 2016 changed on 27 May 2020 to beef up the fight against fire ants. To find out what the changes mean for you and your business, click HERE.
- In the lead up to the Queensland election, QFF joined with other farming, natural resource management, conservation and Aboriginal organisations to call on the Queensland Government to increase assistance to farmers, pastoralists and other landholders who undertake practical conservation on their land. More HERE.
- QFF industry member Cotton Australia launched its new-look website showcasing the industry and providing the world with a thorough insight into what they do. Take a look and discover the latest information about the Australian cotton industry HERE.
- The Queensland Government has announced an economic recovery package for the state’s farmers to assist them transition and transform following COVID-19. For more information, click HERE.
- Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia, of which the QFF-led Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance is an associate member, released their Food, Fibre and our Future 2020 report which provided an in-depth insight into student knowledge, understanding and sentiment toward primary industries. Details HERE.