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28 Jul 2021

Queensland farmers’ gold medal performance

Athletes from Australia and all over the world are currently taking their mark on the track and field and diving into the pool at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. As Australian spectators cheer on our...
21 Jul 2021

Stay safe during National Farm Safety Week

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in due to the combination of hazards including heavy plant and machinery, chemicals, noise, dust, sun and heat exposure, working with animals,...
14 Jul 2021

Planning for agriculture’s workforce of the future

The agriculture sector directly employed over 90,000 Queenslanders in February 2021, and it is anticipated to continue growing. Increasing by 44.3 per cent since 2016, the agriculture sector is the...
7 Jul 2021

A new chapter for Queensland agriculture

By 2050, the global population is set to grow to 9 billion, 2 billion more than today. To feed, clothe and grow amenity for this increased population, the planet will have to produce more in the next...
30 Jun 2021

Mining the future of resources and ag for QRIDP

Queensland is rich in agricultural, mineral and gas resources. At times, this creates coexistence challenges for the agriculture and resource sectors to manage. To assist with this ongoing...
23 Jun 2021

Running the numbers on Queensland agriculture

With the Queensland 2021-22 State Budget handed down last week, it is difficult not to be consumed by the sector’s headline numbers. But what do they tell us? According to the Department of...
16 Jun 2021

State Budget lacks substance

We often hear about the value of Queensland’s agriculture sector from governments, and for good reason given its forecast to be worth $19.02 billion in 2020-21. We also often hear about how much of...
9 Jun 2021

Exploring prime ag land planning protections

By 2050, the global population is set to grow to 9 billion, 2 billion more than today. To feed, clothe and grow amenity for this increased population, the planet will have to produce more in the next...
2 Jun 2021

Action on resource recovery with Chemclear collection

Queensland’s agricultural sector has an established history of managing its waste streams effectively, ranging from value-add products on-farm to combat food waste through to organics and nutrient...
26 May 2021

Investing in ag workforce of the future

Recognising the immediate labour and ongoing skills shortage and its negative impact on the agriculture sector, the recent 2021-22 Federal Budget included a $29.8 million Employment in Agriculture...
19 May 2021

15 per cent discount does little for many irrigators

The Queensland Government recognised irrigation water was unaffordable in 2019-20 and froze prices. Last year they further acknowledged the importance of water for agriculture, making an election...
12 May 2021

Electricity price increases will see Queensland ag power down

Australia has gone from having a competitive advantage in energy costs to being one of the most expensive countries in the world. As a result, many irrigated and intensified farm businesses are...