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Agricultural women to the front
In Queensland, more than half of all women working in agriculture are employed as farmers or farm managers, and they contribute 33 per cent of all on-farm income. Women also play a major role in...
Take time for mental health this week
Mental health is a key component of overall health and wellbeing. The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing conducted in 2007 found that an estimated one in five Australians aged 16 to 85...
Agriculture needed to achieve net zero
Maintaining a sustainable and profitable agriculture sector is essential to the longevity and prosperity of Queensland farmers and the environment into the future. As Australia considers implementing...
Organics the way to grow
Organic matter contributes significantly to the waste stream by weight, making up around half of what Queenslanders throw away each week. Although often seen as a natural waste stream, there are...
Ag irrigators powering up with electricity tariff research study
Australia has gone from having a competitive advantage in energy costs to being one of the most expensive countries in the world. This significant change has impacted the productivity and...
Battling biosecurity pests and diseases
Biosecurity incursions are one of Queensland agriculture’s greatest business risks with exotic and invasive pests and diseases having a potentially crippling impact on plant and animal production...
Electrical safety week sparks rotamarker rebate program
Powerlines on agricultural land pose significant risk as they are difficult to see and there is no immediate and persistent reminder of their location, even in situations where farmers or vehicle...
Safety must be the foundation for Queensland farms
Queensland farmers bear the important responsibility of ensuring they, their workers and other people on-farm are clear about their health and safety responsibilities and building a safety culture....
The Sunshine State continues dealing with drought
Many would be familiar with Dorothea Mackellar’s famous lines, “I love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains, of ragged mountain ranges, of droughts and flooding rains”. Farmers in...
Agriculture and science in symbiosis
This week, Australia celebrates National Science week, an annual event acknowledging the contributions of Australian scientists. It also provides an opportunity for to recognise and celebrate the...
Equitable water pricing still a hole in the bucket
Water is a critical input for Queensland’s irrigation industry and essential for the future success and growth of agriculture. However, this success and growth is reliant on irrigators’ ability...
Land Restoration Fund supporting carbon farming projects
Maintaining a sustainable and profitable agriculture sector is essential to the longevity and prosperity of Queensland farmers and the environment into the future. To support this aim, the state...