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Punishment and prevention needed for animal activists
In response to an increase in coordinated animal activist attacks on Queensland’s intensive animal farmers, the Queensland Parliament’s Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee is now...
Bridging the research and AgTech divide
The potential opportunities ahead for farming are obvious to those of us working in agriculture, and the increasing interest from the research and AgTech industries to upgrade our sector reinforces...
Drought reform process too important to get wrong
Farmers are constantly adapting to climate variability and with the uncertainties of a changing climate, they must have the tools to bolster their adaptation plans and be able to build greater...
Energy tariff uncertainty leaves ag in the dark
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...
AgTech driving sector into the future
Last week, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation participated in the BDO-Australian British Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Agribusiness – Australia’s Powerhouse’ series. The series involved panel...
Queensland agriculture by the numbers
With the State Budget handed down this week, it is hard not be a bit consumed with numbers. Looking at the sector’s headline numbers, what do they tell us? In the 2016-17 financial year,...
Budget must deliver for agriculture
Next week the Palaszczuk Government will deliver its fifth budget. It is fair to say that while the government has ‘talked up’ the importance of agriculture to the state since coming to office in...
Increase penalties for ‘professional protesters’
Following months of coordinated activist attacks on the state’s resources sector, the Queensland Police Union has charged the so called ‘professional protesters’ with wasting valuable police...
National Water Grid must be in best interests of ag
With the Federal Election result now clear, it is time for the returning Liberal-National Coalition to get back to the business of governing. The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is looking...
Vote one agriculture
The federal election is in its final days and politicians are making their last big pitch for the agricultural vote. David Littleproud the Agriculture Minister and Joel Fitzgibbon the Shadow...
Participation in the digital world is not a luxury, it is an integral part of daily life. As the disconnect between city and country grows, improved telecommunications are needed to bridge the...
Action against animal activists
Following months of coordinated activist attacks on Queensland’s intensive animal farmers, new regulations under the Biosecurity Act allowing the Queensland Police Service and biosecurity officers...