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New workshops to help landholders tackle feral pests

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

Queensland agricultural producers will be better equipped to deal with feral pests on their land with the roll out of new pest animal management and chemical training workshops across the state.

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Focus on Reef report positives, not negative navel gazing

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016

The Queensland Government should be focussing on the positive outcomes being delivered to improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef rather than engaging in negative navel gazing about their failed vegetation management laws, AgForce said today.

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Landholders need to be aware of new mining laws taking effect today

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

AgForce has urged landholders to be aware of new laws taking effect from today that reinstate community objection rights to mining projects, and allow landholders to ‘opt out’ of conduct and compensation agreements with resources companies.

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New groundwater laws will reduce pressure on landholders

Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016

New laws introduced into State Parliament will help take the pressure off landholders dealing with resources companies on underground water issues, AgForce said today.

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New debt mediation process must deliver improved outcomes for farmers

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

A new mandatory farm debt mediation process must ensure costs are kept to a minimum and primary producers have access to skilled professional assistance so they can negotiate on an equal footing with financial institutions, AgForce said today.

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'Every Family Needs A Farmer' message comes to Bridge to Brisbane

Sunday, 28 Aug 2016

A team of thirty producers and AgForce representatives will tie up their running shoes and pound the pavement of Brisbane this morning to bring an important message to the famous 10km Bridge to Brisbane run.

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Queensland proud to be the land of the Rising Champion

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

AgForce is proud that Queensland finalist Kirsty McCormack was named the national 2017 NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry Champion last night in Canberra.

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Drought and beef markets among hot topics for North West Qld field days

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

Drought policy, beef markets, rural crime issues and national parks will all be on the agenda during multi-topic field days AgForce is hosting in North West Queensland starting next week.

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More action needed to control wild dogs in national parks

Friday, 19 Aug 2016

AgForce has welcomed the removal of wild dogs on a North Queensland island to protect native animals, but has questioned why the Queensland Government is not taking similarly strong action in state-owned and managed national parks.

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Vegetation laws vote a 'victory for common sense'

Friday, 19 Aug 2016

AgForce has welcomed the Queensland Parliament's decision to reject proposed changes to vegetation management laws that would have driven up food prices, stifled regional development and cost jobs.

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AgForce welcomes decision to maintain Livestock Loading Scheme

Friday, 12 Aug 2016

The Queensland Government’s decision to maintain the current Livestock Loading Scheme is a victory for common sense that will keep transport costs down and ensure our primary producers maintain a competitive advantage in the transport of cattle.

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CSG and mining landholder support project extended for another year

Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016

Queensland landholders can continue to access free assistance to better understand their rights and responsibilities regarding coal seam gas and mining, with a support project extended for 2016/17.

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Palaszczuk Government continues to mislead on vegetation facts

Monday, 8 Aug 2016

The Palaszczuk Government is selectively using statistics and ramping up their Reef rhetoric in a desperate bid to shore up support for proposed vegetation management laws that will stifle development opportunities, cost jobs and drive up food prices.

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Brisbane protest rally calls for ‘fair laws for farmers’

Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

Hundreds of farmers and supporters of agriculture took to the streets of Brisbane today to protest against proposed laws that could drive up food prices, stifle regional development and cost jobs.

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Parliament House protest to urge support for ‘fair laws for farmers’

Monday, 1 Aug 2016

AgForce is calling for supporters of agriculture to take to the streets of Brisbane this week to protest against proposed laws that would drive up food prices, stifle regional development and cost jobs.

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