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Revitalising Queensland? Our arteries need an urgent transfusion

Thursday, 6 Aug 2020

By AgForce CEO Michael Guerin. It’s no exaggeration to say that Queensland’s transport infrastructure is its lifeblood.We are one of Australia’s largest, most geographically...

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Agriculture proud to lead national carbon target – jointly with science

Thursday, 6 Aug 2020

AgForce has welcomed today’s commitment by the agriculture industry to lead the national objective of carbon neutrality by 2050 – and has called for vital collaboration with...

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The ‘smart state’ is pretty dumb when it comes to ag education

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020

by AgForce General President Georgie Somerset. It sometimes surprises me just how little people living in our cities know about their food and where it comes from.It is even more remarkable that...

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Our last chance to make Reef science make sense

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020

by AgForce Reef Taskforce Chair Alex Stubbs. Primary producers and regional communities up and down the coast are holding their collective breath to see whether the Senate inquiry into Reef...

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Spotlight on water security for farmers vital for regional communities

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020

AgForce has welcomed the LNP’s plan to reduce water prices for Queensland farmers, as well as the release of the long-awaited Great Artesian Basin Strategic Management Plan, because secure and...

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Senate inquiry last chance for pristine Reef and strong communities

Monday, 27 Jul 2020

The Senate inquiry into Reef science being held in Brisbane today is our last chance to maintain a pristine Great Barrier Reef alongside a productive and sustainable farming sector and strong...

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COVID not the only animal-borne disease farmers are battling

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020

AgForce is calling on the State Government to invest in and improve access to the vaccine for Q fever, a little-known infectious disease that causes significant lifelong health issues for farm...

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Bad science – not ‘bad’ agriculture – jeopardising the Reef

Tuesday, 14 Jul 2020

Widespread community misunderstanding about the health of the Reef – a result deliberately created by ideologically motivated players and scientific self-interest – is jeopardising not...

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Water, water everywhere – but not a ‘stop to think’

Thursday, 9 Jul 2020

By AgForce Water Committee Chair Kim Bremner Earth isn’t called the Blue World for nothing. The precious liquid that covers three quarters of our planet’s surface is essential to...

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State water trading scheme may hold key to agriculture-led COVID recovery

Tuesday, 7 Jul 2020

 A future-looking, bi-partisan water strategy – that may incorporate a broader water allocation trading scheme – is essential if regional Queensland is to lead the State’s...

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Now’s the time for cattle producers to take charge of industry’s future

Wednesday, 1 Jul 2020

By AgForce Cattle President Will Wilson. The release of the third annual instalment of the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework, or ABSF, last week was a bit of a wake up call for...

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ABSF update welcomed by AgForce, but needs to tell our positive story better

Thursday, 25 Jun 2020

AgForce has welcomed the third annual update for the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (ABSF) as celebrating the industry’s significant achievements, but noted that it needs to tell this...

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Death sentence for regional papers underlines need for ‘our voice’

Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020

By AgForce General President Georgie SomersetDrought, flood, fire and now COVID have made life on the land extremely tough, albeit that the silver lining to the COVID cloud has been the focus on the...

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LNP’s CSG infrastructure initiative potential game-changer

Sunday, 21 Jun 2020

A joint statement by AgForce, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).Queensland’s peak agriculture bodies...

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Government support for farmers demonstrates value of strong ag-vocacy

Thursday, 18 Jun 2020

By AgForce CEO Michael Guerin.Earlier this week, I was pleased to be able to stand beside the Premier when she announced the first of several rounds of measures supporting primary producers to lead...

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