As the floodwaters recede, north Queensland farmers are beginning the difficult recovery process. For information about financial assistance and support services available, visit the Farmer Disaster Support website.
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22 May 2019

National Water Grid must be in best interests of ag

With the Federal Election result now clear, it is time for the returning Liberal-National Coalition to get back to the business of governing. The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is looking...
15 May 2019

Vote one agriculture

The federal election is in its final days and politicians are making their last big pitch for the agricultural vote. David Littleproud the Agriculture Minister and Joel Fitzgibbon the Shadow...
8 May 2019

Talking telecommunications

Participation in the digital world is not a luxury, it is an integral part of daily life. As the disconnect between city and country grows, improved telecommunications are needed to bridge the...
1 May 2019

Action against animal activists

Following months of coordinated activist attacks on Queensland’s intensive animal farmers, new regulations under the Biosecurity Act allowing the Queensland Police Service and biosecurity officers...
24 Apr 2019

Reef Regs report expected this week

The Tourism Development and Environment Committee will this week hand down its report and recommendations following a review of the Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures)...
17 Apr 2019

Still blowing the same Horne on energy

The 1964 book ‘The Lucky Country’ by Donald Horne is often remembered as a hard-hitting critique of Australia’s leadership. Considered one of the most influential books in the country’s...
11 Apr 2019

Support but solutions lacking in Budget week

Last week’s Federal Budget (Tuesday) and Budget Reply (Thursday) were effectively campaign launches for the government and opposition. It was therefore unsurprising that key announcements and...
3 Apr 2019

Emissions vs calories or nutrients: using the right measurement

Last week, some of the QFF team attended Rabobank’s Farm2Fork Summit in Sydney. Bringing about 1,300 agribusiness industry leaders, local and international farmers, food and agribusiness start-ups,...
27 Mar 2019

Remembering John Bishop

This week the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) mourns the passing and remembers the efforts of former board member John Bishop – a man who cut a towering figure across Queensland’s...
20 Mar 2019

Renewable energy on farm

According to the Australian Energy Regulator, 316 small businesses customers have already been disconnected by Ergon Retail in the first two quarters of 2018-19. This should not come as a surprise as...
13 Mar 2019

New Reef regs continue to shift goalposts

Regulations are essential for the proper functioning of society and the economy. QFF fully supports and accepts that there is a need for effective regulation. When well designed and implemented it...
6 Mar 2019

Women at the forefront of agriculture

In celebrating Queensland Women’s Week and International Women’s Day, we recognise the important roles women play in the state’s agriculture sector. The nature of family-farm agricultural...