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22 Jan 2020

Clearing confusion but concerns remain

On 6 December 2019, the Planning (Spit Master Plan and Other Matters) Amendment Regulation 2019 commenced, providing much needed clarification to the regime around approvals for vegetation clearing...
15 Jan 2020

Exemptions available during taxing time

From devastating fires, a protracted drought and the seasonal threat of damaging storms and cyclones, the recent weather conditions are challenging many farmers from various agricultural industries...
8 Jan 2020

Land Restoration Fund growing 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. The state government recently took...
31 Dec 2019

Banking on farm debt and rural finance

Farm debt and rural finance options are consistent themes of discussion within agriculture. With Australia’s farm debt worth more than $60 billion, largely financed through bank debt to fund...
24 Dec 2019

Biosecurity critical for Australian agriculture

Biosecurity incursions are one of Queensland agriculture’s greatest business risks with exotic pests, diseases and weeds having a potentially crippling impact on both plant and animal production...
17 Dec 2019

Managing water metering

Water is a critical input for Queensland’s agricultural sector, essential to produce world class food, fibre and foliage. To ensure the fair and equitable use of such a highly valued...
11 Dec 2019

Buyer beware

On 16 October 2019, the NSW Government confirmed the Revocation of Municipal Waste Organics Orders (MWOO) and Exemptions (NSW) announcing that, “after extensive scientific research, human health...
4 Dec 2019

Aid for rural financial difficulties

From devastating fires to damaging hailstorms and a protracted drought, the recent weather conditions are challenging many farmers from various agricultural industries across the state. While many...
27 Nov 2019

Identifying barriers to on-farm composting

This week the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) formally released the ‘Planning and Regulatory Approaches to On-Farm Composting in Queensland’ report. The research was co-funded with the...
20 Nov 2019

Insuring to ensure a future for agriculture

When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of if but when. And with destructive bushfires burning, cyclone season well under way and a protracted drought continuing...
13 Nov 2019

It’s not goodbye, but see you later

Agriculture as we know it in Queensland is again heading into unchartered territory with some areas of our farming communities entering their eighth year of drought. Combined with the threat of...
11 Nov 2019

Liquid Life and Leisure Magazine: Travelling and local spending for drought

By QFF CEO Travis Tobin 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...