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5 May 2021

Queensland farmers need reliable and affordable insurance options

This week, the Australian Government announced a reinsurance pool backed by a $10 billion government guarantee to subsidise the cost of insurance coverage for people living in flood and cyclone-prone...
28 Apr 2021

Markets in, markets out: The role of carbon

The Queensland agriculture and food sector is diverse, producing a wide variety of high-quality food and fibre products and enjoys a well-earned global reputation as safe and nutritious. We are a...
21 Apr 2021

From red to green to black

This week we recognise Earth Day, a day to focus and reflect on ensuring a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. It serves as a reminder of how fragile our planet and its...
14 Apr 2021

Webinars sow seeds of agritourism

From sunflower fields and wine regions, to providores and farm stay accommodation, regional and rural Queensland is abounding with authentic agritourism experiences. Food, fibre and foliage...
7 Apr 2021

Rural land values confidence continues

Queensland’s Valuer-General recently handed down the annual statutory land valuations for 25 local government areas, comprising 261,000 landholders across the state including 14,879 rural...
31 Mar 2021

QFF report dispels ag work myths

Queensland’s agriculture sector is facing an estimated shortfall of up to 7,000 casual workers and resulting crop losses running into the tens of millions of dollars following the COVID-19 pandemic...
24 Mar 2021

Farm safety opportunities

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,...
17 Mar 2021

Reviewing the RPI Act in the interests of ag

Queensland is rich in agricultural, mineral and fuel resources. At times, this creates challenges for the agriculture and resource sectors to manage the interaction between these critical industries....
10 Mar 2021

Farm Businesswomen discussion paper highlights financial insecurity

Women’s labour is an indispensable part of Australian agriculture. Research has found that when considering on- and off-farm work, domestic duties, and volunteering, the work of women in...
2 Mar 2021

Action on resource recovery

Food and agricultural waste was listed as one of the problem waste streams listed as a priority area for action under the Queensland Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy released in July...
24 Feb 2021

Spark needed to power bioenergy progress

Participation in carbon markets can provide farmers with additional revenue streams, diversified agricultural businesses, and greater resilience through the certainty of long-term purchase contracts....
17 Feb 2021

Regional Quarantine Hubs a solution for farm workforce

COVID-19 has led to unprecedented labour market disruption with farmers struggling to retain and recruit critical workers during harvest, with national demand for casual labour expected to peak next...