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19 Jan 2022

Don’t waste illegal dumping grants opportunity

The Queensland Government recently announced funding to assist farmers and landholders with the cost of removing and safely disposing of illegally dumped waste. Farmers can now apply for grants of up...
12 Jan 2022

Protecting farms, workers and the supply chain during COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created significant and ongoing challenges for the Queensland agriculture sector. As an essential service, agribusinesses and their workers are critical for farming...
16 Dec 2021

Planning and education to safeguard right to farm

There is a concerning disconnect in the general public and government’s understanding (and even acceptance) of the role that agriculture has in supplying food, fibre and foliage to meet critical...
16 Dec 2021

Biosecurity battles continue on farm

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...
16 Dec 2021

Grants to plant agritourism seed

From roadside produce stalls and wine regions to educational experiences and farm stay accommodation, regional and rural Queensland is abounding with authentic agritourism experiences. Food, fibre...
15 Dec 2021

La Niña catalyses crop insurance conversations

Storm season is now underway in Queensland, ushered in with heavy rains and widespread flooding across the state. With the Bureau of Meteorology recently declaring that La Niña has developed in the...
8 Dec 2021

Healthy soils, healthy agriculture

Soils are critical for all life on earth. They support plant growth and contribute to the maintenance of natural and planted vegetation including food, fibre, foliage, fodder, fuel and medicinal...
1 Dec 2021

Exploring ag land protections

In Queensland, we continue to see the permanent loss of the best farmland in the state to manufacturing, industrial uses, urban sprawl, services, utilities, and mines and resources. But to feed,...
24 Nov 2021

An agricultural led bio-future

Last week the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) released the long awaited Bioenergy Roadmap. The roadmap sets out collaboration opportunities for all levels of government, research...
17 Nov 2021

Protecting farms and their workers against COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created significant and ongoing challenges for the Queensland agriculture sector. As an essential service, agribusinesses and their workers are critical for farming...
10 Nov 2021

Achieving net zero, both home and away

Maintaining a sustainable and profitable agriculture sector is essential to the longevity and prosperity of Queensland farmers and the environment into the future. Recent developments, both domestic...
3 Nov 2021

Digging for ag land planning direction

In Queensland, we continue to see the permanent loss of the best farmland from industrial uses, urban sprawl, services, utilities, and particularly mining. As a state rich in agriculture and...