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13 Jan 2021

Regional planning review must protect prime ag land

Queensland is rich in agricultural, mineral and fuel resources. At times, this creates coexistence challenges for the agriculture sector and the gas industry to manage the interaction between these...
6 Jan 2021

FarmReady hub launched to help address labour shortage

COVID-19 has led to unprecedented labour market disruption with resulting border closures remaining the highest concern for farmers struggling to retain and recruit critical workers during harvest,...
31 Dec 2020

Farm workplace health and safety must be a priority

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in due to the combination of hazards. These include heavy plant and machinery, chemicals, noise, dust, sun and heat exposure, working with...
24 Dec 2020

Agriculture Buffer Zones ensure “right to farm”

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...
17 Dec 2020

Grown in Queensland

The security, quality and in particular the origin of food, fibre and foliage has become increasingly important to consumers. Many are seeking to better understand where their produce comes from,...
9 Dec 2020

Queensland 2020-21 Budget lacklustre end to challenging year

We often hear about the value of Queensland’s agriculture sector from governments, and for good reason given in 2019 we were a $17 billion industry despite the ongoing drought. We also often hear...
2 Dec 2020

National Soils Strategy to support life from the ground up

Soils are critical for all life on earth. They act as a water filter and a growing medium; provide habitat for billions of organisms, contributing to biodiversity; and supply most of the antibiotics...
25 Nov 2020

Shovel ready approach needed to recover and rebuild

The Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO recently released the sixth State of the Climate report, which draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to...
18 Nov 2020

Fix needed for regional councils funding

Despite significant challenges, from a protracted drought to rising input costs, burdensome government regulations and most recently, a global pandemic, the state’s 24,000 farm businesses have...
11 Nov 2020

Roadmap launch paves the way for agritourism success

From the Big Pineapple and Melon Festival, to dairy farms and wineries, to providores and farm stay accommodation, regional and rural Queensland is awash with authentic agritourism experiences. Food,...
4 Nov 2020

Farmers’ eyes look to the skies this storm season

Storm season is now underway in Queensland, recently ushered in by destructive hailstorms across the south-east of the state. Despite many farmers sustaining significant damage, agricultural...
30 Oct 2020

Queensland election must deliver for farmers

Prior to, and throughout, the Queensland state election campaign, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation has articulated to all sides of politics and prospective candidates what matters to agriculture...