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12 Dec 2017

QFF ready to work with the new Ministry

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) congratulates all Ministers appointed to the new 18-member State Cabinet and looks forward to working constructively with eight key portfolios over the...
11 Dec 2017

QFF congratulate Labor on State Election victory, now time to deliver

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) congratulates Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on leading the Labor Government to re-election at the State Election. QFF President Stuart Armitage welcomed...
7 Dec 2017

Greens misguided water politicking suggests anti-agriculture agenda

Two recent misguided Senate actions by the Australian Greens are ringing alarm bells for Queensland agriculture. The Greens’ call for the Australian Government to split the agriculture and water...
24 Nov 2017

Election eve: Have the political parties delivered for farmers?

Prior to and throughout this State Election, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has articulated what matters to the intensive agricultural sector for those running for public office. The QFF...
22 Nov 2017

Reef Alliance Awards winners announced

REEF ALLIANCE MEDIA RELEASE The winners of the 2017 Reef Alliance Awards were announced in Townsville overnight, shining a light on the sector’s leaders in on-farm practices and extension to...
20 Nov 2017

Queensland showcased in inaugural National Agriculture Day

Queensland’s integral role in our nation’s agricultural story has been highlighted by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) as part of the inaugural National Agriculture Day on 21 November...
16 Nov 2017

Prime agricultural land offers prime potential

This state election Queensland farmers are calling on the next government to commit to getting serious about developing an approach that properly addresses planning and protection of our prime...
15 Nov 2017

A strong and thriving agricultural sector delivers Queensland jobs

Agriculture is a major employer and the cornerstone industry for rural and regional communities throughout Queensland. The state’s 26,000 farm businesses directly employ 60,608 Queenslanders and...
13 Nov 2017

Farmers call for overhaul of natural disaster support and funding

This state election the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) continues to call for reform to the way governments assist and support farmers before and after natural disasters. More than any other...
9 Nov 2017

Election offers energy spark, but more still needed

Electricity affordability has proven to be a major issue during the Queensland State election with the parties already releasing their policies to combat the ‘energy crisis’ early in the...
7 Nov 2017

Farming alongside the Great Barrier Reef has a strong future

Queensland farmers continue to embrace industry-led Best Management Practice (BMP) programs, demonstrating their commitment to improved land management practices that reduce agriculture’s impact on...
6 Nov 2017

Farmers still waiting for a sensible approach to vegetation management

Queensland farmers are again frustrated that vegetation management has been used for political gain rather than to demonstrate solutions-focused policy, with Labor’s Saving Habitat Policy falling...