The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has reflected on an extraordinary year full of unprecedented challenges with the release of its 2019-20 Annual Report.
Despite major disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, QFF maintained business continuity to effectively advocate for sector-wide issues and secure positive outcomes on economic, social, environmental and regional matters.
QFF addressed issues in state and national energy policy and the cost of electricity, advocated for affordable and accessible water and supporting infrastructure, called for greater rural land use protections and championed farm safety.
Additionally, QFF continued to implement agricultural projects that improve the operating environment for farmers throughout Queensland delivering energy savings and efficiencies, risk management and resilience, and training and skills for the sector.
In 2020-21, QFF will continue to strive for the right policy settings and effective collaboration between industry, governments and the community to help overcome the challenges and realise the opportunities ahead.
The organisation will continue to drive improvements in the operating environment for farmers and increasing both productivity and profitability while delivering on our environmental and social obligations.