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13 Sep 2018

Nominations for Reef Champion Awards extended

Outstanding land managers, extension officers, organisations and members of the community working to reduce their impact on the iconic Great Barrier Reef will have more time to apply for the 2018...
6 Sep 2018

QFF urges farmers to be ready for Waste Levy

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is urging farmers and rural communities to be ready for a new landfill tax commencing in early 2019, following the introduction of new legislation into...
30 Aug 2018

QFF welcomes Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment findings

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), the peak advocacy organisation representing the state’s irrigated agriculture, has welcomed the findings of a federal study to increase the production of...
27 Aug 2018

Enough talk on electricity, governments must walk the walk and guarantee lower prices

Combined statement from Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), Bundaberg Regional Irrigators Group, CANEGROWERS, Consumer Action Law Centre, National Irrigators Council, National Farmers’...
24 Aug 2018

QFF welcomes Farm Household Allowance boost

Drought affected farmers and rural communities will receive additional assistance to help sustain their farming businesses following continued advocacy by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF)...
10 Aug 2018

QFF welcomes offset move by other major banks

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed announcements from Westpac and ANZ that they too will now allow farmers to offset money held in Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) against their...
6 Aug 2018

Nominations for Reef Champion Awards open

  The outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations working to improve the quality of water entering the iconic Great Barrier Reef will be recognised through the 2018 Reef...
26 Jul 2018

Gary Sansom Prize boosting agribusiness learning

University of Queensland student William Hudson has been awarded the inaugural 2017 Gary Sansom Prize in Agribusiness, supporting learning and leadership in agricultural business and...
24 Jul 2018

QFF welcomes NAB Farm Management Deposit move

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed NAB’s announcement that it will allow farmers to offset their Farm Management Deposit (FMD) against their agricultural lending. QFF CEO...
20 Jul 2018

Farmers invited to have their say in finding affordable electricity solutions

Combined Statement from New South Wales Irrigators Council, Cotton Australia and the Queensland Farmers’ Federation. Food and fibre producers in Queensland and New South Wales are encouraged to...
17 Jul 2018

NuWater Project Feasibility Study released

Potential opportunities to meet the substantial water demand required to support increased agricultural production in both the Lockyer Valley and Darling Downs have been outlined in the NuWater...
11 Jul 2018

ACCC finds the inevitable but when do farmers see action?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released its final report into the retail electricity pricing inquiry today again highlighting a broken energy system. The ACCC report...