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5 Aug 2020

Decision making tool to boost agriculture productivity

The period to 2050 presents an unprecedented opportunity for growth in Australian agriculture, with Queensland the primary beneficiary. As the nation’s leader in agricultural production, the...
29 Jul 2020

White Ribbon Australia working with the regions

Drought, bushfires and now a pandemic have placed ongoing pressure on the livelihoods and relationships of all Australians through a struggling economy, rapidly changing social restrictions and fear...
22 Jul 2020

Farm safety must be a priority

This week is National Farm Safety Week which aims to raise awareness of farm safety issues across Australia. It’s a particularly relevant topic as agriculture is one of the most dangerous sectors...
15 Jul 2020

Farmers must be heard over noise nuisance

There is a concerning disconnect in the general public’s (and government’s) understanding (and even acceptance) of the role that agriculture has in supplying food, fibre and foliage to meet...
8 Jul 2020

Farmers don’t rate a second thought in Council Budgets

The Queensland agriculture sector, its farmers and rural communities are no stranger to significant and continuing challenges, from a protracted drought to rising input costs, burdensome government...
1 Jul 2020

Building smart water infrastructure for Queensland

Water is a critical input for Queensland’s agricultural sector, essential to produce world class food, fibre and foliage. As the state turns to economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic,...
24 Jun 2020

Agritourism to build agriculture’s potential and resilience

The Queensland agriculture sector, its farmers and rural communities are no stranger to significant and continuing challenges. The current coronavirus pandemic is no different, affecting the...
17 Jun 2020

Public liability uninsured on farm

Queensland is rich in agricultural and mineral resources. At times, this creates coexistence challenges for the agriculture sector and the gas industry to manage the interaction between these...
10 Jun 2020

Power partnership receives funding for farm microgrids

Australia has gone from having a competitive advantage in energy costs to being one of the most expensive countries in the world. The price of electricity has increased about 10 times the rate of...
3 Jun 2020

2018-19 irrigation water and area down the drain

Water is a critical input for Queensland’s agricultural sector, essential to produce world class food, fibre and foliage. However, a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the...
27 May 2020

Powering the future of hydrogen energy on farm

Queensland’s agricultural sector has an established history of managing its waste streams effectively, ranging from innovative value-add products on-farm to combat food waste, organics and nutrient...
13 May 2020

An agriculture workforce in the time of corona

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, containment measures have been implemented to suppress the spread of the virus, some of which are affecting labour availability for the agriculture sector. Many...