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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12 Jul 2019

Water opportunity flows for Dawson River irrigators

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is encouraging irrigators and irrigation groups along the Dawson River to consider an offer by the Queensland Government to access the state’s strategic...
9 Jul 2019

Four Corners report misses the big picture

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has expressed disappointment in ABC’s Four Corners program after it failed to represent the full picture of irrigation and water management in the Murray...
5 Jul 2019

Eight more agriculture extension trainees clock in for work

Another eight extension trainees are assisting farmers throughout the Great Barrier Reef Catchments after recently beginning work with various NRM and agricultural advisory groups through the...
2 Jul 2019

Emerald successfully transitions to local water management

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the transfer of the SunWater Emerald distribution scheme to Fairbairn Irrigation Network Limited after local management attracted overwhelming...
1 Jul 2019

Waste Levy commences today

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is reminding farmers and rural communities that a new landfill tax commences in areas across the state today. The Waste Levy will be set at $75 per tonne...
1 Jul 2019

Drought Review recommends much-needed conversation

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the release of the Queensland Drought Program Review and the opportunity to continue working with the state government to get the right policy...
25 Jun 2019

QFF welcomes funding for north Queensland flood recovery project

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed funding to deliver an agricultural recovery project to assist farmers affected by widespread flooding in the north of the state earlier this...
21 Jun 2019

Electricity tariff extension misses mark

Queensland farmers and businesses will now have an extra 12 months to transition to standard electricity tariffs following continued advocacy from the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and...
12 Jun 2019

Budget support but stimulus missing

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has acknowledged the increased spending in the agriculture portfolio in yesterday’s 2019-20 State Budget but has questioned some of the government’s...
10 Jun 2019

Queensland Government must put work into ag workforce

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is calling on the state government to effectively address the ongoing issue of ensuring a skilled and adaptable agricultural workforce to meet the...
7 Jun 2019

Affordable energy and water key to ag sector competitiveness and growth

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is urging the state government to genuinely address electricity and water affordability, and the productivity nexus between them ahead of next week’s...
7 Jun 2019

QFF calls for removal of stamp duty to even the playing field

Ahead of the 2019-20 State Budget next week, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has renewed calls for the government to remove stamp duty on agricultural insurance and even the playing field...