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28 Jul 2021

Funding for digital farming

An innovative Internet of Things (IoT) digital farming project will plant smart meters and sensors on farms to grow resilient and profitable agribusinesses after securing funding through the...
17 Jun 2021

QFF welcomes electricity rebate ahead of transition to new farming tariffs

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed an electricity rebate announced by the state government to assist farmers transitioning to new retail tariffs but noted the funding would do...
16 Jun 2021

Not enough substance in Queensland Budget

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members are underwhelmed by the 2021-22 State Budget which appears to be all style and not enough substance. QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis said...
7 Jun 2021

Queensland Day celebrated with #eatqld

#eatqld champions recently came together to celebrate local produce and our great state ahead of Queensland Day on Sunday, June 6. The #eatqld campaign encourages the community to eat local, stay...
20 May 2021

QFF welcomes drought-proofing funding for farmers

Queensland farmers are encouraged to apply for funding for drought-proofing works after the state and federal governments partnered to extend the On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate...
19 May 2021

Agriculture microgrid project powers ahead

Smart energy grid research has commenced across four farming regions in Queensland and New South Wales to uncover practical, replicable, and high impact microgrid scenarios for Australian...
14 May 2021

QFF advocacy secures cheaper water for more irrigators

Following continued advocacy by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and its industry members, the Queensland Government has clarified that nuts, turf, flowers and nursery growers will have...
12 May 2021

Federal Budget provides support but not strategy

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has acknowledged spending in the agriculture portfolio in the 2021-22 Federal Budget but noted the government’s lack of strategic vision to enhance the...
10 May 2021

Farmers remain in the dark ahead of tariff transition deadline

Queensland farming businesses on transitional and obsolete tariffs will have less than three weeks to assess new retail tariffs and implement any required infrastructure when the Queensland...
30 Apr 2021

$75,000 grants for farmers impacted by recent floods and cyclones

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the activation of Category D assistance for farmers beginning the recovery process following damage caused by recent floods and...
23 Apr 2021

Climate clarity needed for growing and continued ag exports

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is calling on the Australian Government to provide clarity around emissions reductions targets and support to achieve them to ensure the state’s...
21 Apr 2021

Resources and Ag sectors welcome State Govt promise to intervene if extended COVID laws ‘unfairly’ lift council rates

Three peak bodies have joined forces to welcome an assurance by the Queensland Government it can use existing powers under the Local Government Act to defend their industries from ‘unfair and...