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20 Oct 2021

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...
13 Oct 2021

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...
6 Oct 2021

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...
27 Sep 2021

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...
22 Sep 2021

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...
15 Sep 2021

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...
8 Sep 2021

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...
1 Sep 2021

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....
25 Aug 2021

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...
18 Aug 2021

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...
11 Aug 2021

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...
4 Aug 2021

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...