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3 Jun 2020

2018-19 irrigation water and area down the drain

Water is a critical input for Queensland’s agricultural sector, essential to produce world class food, fibre and foliage. However, a recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the...
27 May 2020

Powering the future of hydrogen energy on farm

Queensland’s agricultural sector has an established history of managing its waste streams effectively, ranging from innovative value-add products on-farm to combat food waste, organics and nutrient...
13 May 2020

An agriculture workforce in the time of corona

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, containment measures have been implemented to suppress the spread of the virus, some of which are affecting labour availability for the agriculture sector. Many...
6 May 2020

Water price freeze but government must work with industry for thaw

Water is the lifeblood of our rural communities, supporting the local environment, people and agricultural industries. The water that supports these communities is supplied by an extensive network of...
28 Apr 2020

A unified voice for the future of agriculture

The Queensland agriculture sector, its farmers and rural communities are no strangers to significant and continuing challenges. It is this tenacity and resilience that has seen them deal with the...
22 Apr 2020

Australia’s food security locked down during COVID-19 pandemic

In response to uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the ongoing effects of drought, there has been unprecedented demand for a range of food items across the country as Australians...
15 Apr 2020

Biosecurity to save pork industry’s bacon

Biosecurity incursions are one of Queensland’s greatest risks with exotic pests, diseases and weeds having a potentially crippling impact on and plant and animal production systems and animal and...
8 Apr 2020

More hertz for farmers following energy prices report

Australia has gone from having a competitive advantage in energy costs to being one of the most expensive countries in the world. The price of electricity has increased about 10 times the rate of...
1 Apr 2020

Paradise Dam report fails to steady agriculture boat

Last week, the Queensland Government released the Building Queensland Paradise Dam Options Assessment report. The report considered potentially reducing the dam’s spillway due to structural...
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...