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14 Feb 2018

25 years uniting Queensland agriculture

Earlier this week the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and its members were joined by several ministers and senior staff from the recently re-elected Palaszczuk government as the organisation...
7 Feb 2018

Electoral mandate must bring about vegetation management resolution

Parliament will sit for the first time since the state election next week. An early priority in the returned Labor Government’s agenda is likely to be the reintroduction of stronger vegetation...
31 Jan 2018

Time running out for Queensland’s Basin communities

With Federal Parliament resuming next week, time is running out for the Senate to vote down an irresponsible motion from the Greens to derail much needed amendments to the Water Act 2007 for northern...
24 Jan 2018

Queensland farmers leading food-relief

On-farm food waste recently hit the headlines again with examples of oversized, misshapen or slightly chipped produce being rejected by mainstream retail markets. While the origins of who is to blame...
17 Jan 2018

Animal welfare top priority for Queensland farmers

Public consultation on the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry is well underway with Animal Health Australia currently seeking feedback from the broader community....
10 Jan 2018

Heart of Australia keeps rural Queensland communities ticking

Do you know what the dominant cardiac service provider for rural and remote Queenslanders currently is? What if I told you that this service came to your local community, was predominately privately...
3 Jan 2018

Unfinished business should be top of agriculture agenda

As the New Year begins, so too does the newly re-elected State Government’s agenda. The government can make a timely and productive start to the new term’s agenda and start delivering for...
27 Dec 2017

Jobs, tech, skills and prosperity on the table for Ag in 2018

It is an exciting time for Queensland agriculture. As the value in the sector continues to climb so too does the number of Queenslanders employed and the demand for skilled workers. In the past five...
20 Dec 2017

Reef Alliance project delivering reef-wide results

The Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef Project is making substantial inroads on delivering a reef-wide approach for working with landholders to improve on-farm practices and reduce...
13 Dec 2017

Agriculture must be priority for re-elected government

After a couple of weeks of vote counting, the state election delivered a re-elected Labor Government with a small majority. While it was not an emphatic victory, it does deliver a degree of certainty...
6 Dec 2017

Queensland farmers join National Food Waste Strategy

The issue of food waste has attracted global attention due to its impacts on the environment, losses to the economy, and food insecurity. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation...
29 Nov 2017

Lacklustre on-farm disaster recovery highlights need for a new approach

The latest severe weather event experienced by Queensland farmers and the ensuing processes have again highlighted why the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) continues to push for changes to the...