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22 Feb 2024

Government intervention required to save Mossman’s cane growing community

Queensland’s regions are defined by the commodities they produce. These commodities are often directly linked to the establishment and history of regional communities, giving towns their character...
15 Feb 2024

Federal Government policy pile-on is driving up farm business expenses

Australian food security is under threat by market forces impacting farm viability at both ends of the supply chain. Many farmers are receiving the same supermarket price for their product as they...
8 Feb 2024

Decision delayed for Glencore’s Great Artesian Basin Carbon Capture and Storage Project

Over the past year QFF and our members, alongside a wide range of concerned community, industry and environmental stakeholders, have sounded the alarm on a proposal from Glencore subsidiary Carbon...
1 Feb 2024

The government’s proposed Biosecurity Protection Levy lacks transparency and fairness

A proposed biosecurity tax, masquerading as a levy, is the latest in a long running series of policies over the past 18 months that are set to cost Australian primary producers more to grow our food,...
25 Jan 2024

Queensland growers require greater protections from market power imbalances

Last week QFF CEO Jo Sheppard, and QFF’s peak body members Canegrowers, Cotton Australia and Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers (QFVG), met with Queensland Premier Steven Miles to discuss a...
18 Jan 2024

Supermarket produce pricing to be examined as farmers face rising costs of doing business

‘Cost of living’ may well have been the phrase of 2023. With continuous interest rate rises throughout the year, the inflationary crunch was felt across a host of daily purchases such as fuel and...
10 Jan 2024

Providing critical support to rural communities: QFF welcomes Rural Aid as Charity Partner

Last year QFF were proud to welcome Australia’s most trusted rural charity Rural Aid onboard as our official Charity Partner. Rural Aid provides critical support to farmers affected by natural...
4 Jan 2024

QFF and industry continue to rally against proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) project within the Great Artesian Basin

QFF and other industry groups, community organisations and scientific experts continue to rally against a proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) project seeking to inject liquified carbon dioxide...
28 Dec 2023

Reflecting on Queensland agriculture in 2023 and looking ahead to 2024

As we prepare to embark on a new year, which will no doubt be full of fresh opportunities and challenges for Queensland agriculture, it is a good time to take stock of the accomplishments of the...
21 Dec 2023

North Queensland flooding has significantly impacted farming communities and supply chains

Over the past week, more than a century of flood records were broken in rivers in the Cairns and Daintree region, as the relatively low-level ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper caused heavy rain and flooding...
14 Dec 2023

Buy local produce this Christmas and support Queensland farmers

This Christmas, QFF are encouraging Queenslanders to support local farmers and producers – whether it be for Secret Santa gift ideas, the spread at your Christmas lunch or just something special to...
7 Dec 2023

QFF calls on the Queensland Government to reject the proposed Carbon Capture and Storage project in the Great Artesian Basin

Community and industry concern is growing regarding a proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) project that would see liquified carbon dioxide injected into a water producing aquifer within the...