As the floodwaters recede, north Queensland farmers are beginning the difficult recovery process. For information about financial assistance and support services available, visit the Farmer Disaster Support website.

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25 Mar 2019

Bolstering biosecurity against BMSB

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has joined state Agriculture Minister Mark Furner in calling on the federal government and other states to update the national preparedness strategy to deal...
22 Mar 2019

Video to grow agriculture workforce

From a seed sown in the classroom, Queensland high school students are growing their agricultural careers with a new video showcasing some of the many and varied career opportunities offered by the...
21 Mar 2019

Queensland Government must get on board with Inland Rail

After attending the Deputy Prime Minister’s release of a CSIRO report into the Inland Rail project in Brisbane today, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is calling for the state government...
19 Mar 2019

Farmers silenced in Reef regulations ‘consultation’

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has questioned the Queensland Government’s ability to represent all Queenslanders after it cancelled public hearings on the new reef catchment regulations...
14 Mar 2019

QFF welcomes funding for Reef projects

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) will partner with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to deliver two new water quality projects that will support the efforts of farmers and others working...
27 Feb 2019

Reef regulations a step back for ag sector

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members are frustrated following the introduction of new reef catchment regulations that will further restrict farmers as they struggle to...
19 Feb 2019

Balance needed for Murray Darling Basin

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has acknowledged the findings and recommendations of the Australian Academy of Science report, commissioned by the Federal Opposition, into the recent fish...
11 Feb 2019

QFF renews calls for ‘shovel ready’ agriculture recovery program

As Queensland farmers begin the recovery process following widespread flooding in the north of the state, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has renewed calls for a ‘shovel ready’...
7 Feb 2019

Category C assistance available for flood affected farmers

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the activation of Category C assistance for farmers beginning the recovery process following damage caused by widespread flooding in the north...
5 Feb 2019

QFF welcomes Banking Royal Commission recommendations

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to establish a National Farm Debt Mediation Scheme following recommendations made by the Banking Royal...
29 Jan 2019

Queensland farmers encouraged to attend weather workshops

Queensland farmers and service providers are encouraged to attend climate and weather workshops in Rockhampton, Taroom and Gayndah next month. The workshops, run by the Queensland Farmers’...
22 Jan 2019

QFF calls for animal activist punishment to fit crime

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members have called on the state government to increase the punishments for activists trespassing on farmers’ properties after an animal...