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25 Mar 2020

In tough times agriculture must stand together

The Queensland agriculture sector, its farmers and rural communities are no stranger to significant and continuing challenges. It’s this tenacious and resilient spirit that has seen them deal with...
18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus symptoms felt in agriculture sector

As if the past years have not been challenging enough for many farmers and regional communities, we are now dealing with new issues that we could not have imagined just a month ago with the...
11 Mar 2020

Celebrating a community of women in agriculture

In Queensland, more than half of all women working in agriculture are employed as farmers or farm managers, and they contribute 33 per cent of all on-farm income. Women also play a major role in...
4 Mar 2020

Property values not all positive

This week, the Valuer General’s 2020 Property market Movement Report was released, comprising the annual statutory land valuations for 21 local government areas totalling approximately 825,000...
26 Feb 2020

Regional solution for the future of Longreach agricultural training college

Last week, the Queensland Government announced that it has reached an agreement with the Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) to occupy the former Longreach...
19 Feb 2020

Price taker farmers must be energy savers

While farmers are familiar with the interconnectedness between energy, water and food production; policy and regulatory developments continue to treat these as distinctly separate areas. Current...
12 Feb 2020

QCA report a dam shame

It was deemed as a highly anticipated report undergoing a lengthy draft period and received a multitude of submissions, yet the final draft will cause nothing but more angst for struggling farmers....
29 Jan 2020

Everyone must be biosecurity aware

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...
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...