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State must involve producers in trigger map review or risk a further debacle

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019

A campaign led by AgForce and its members to expose the shortcomings of the new protected flora trigger mapping has led to the State Government reviewing the dangerously inaccurate data. The...

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Queensland agribusinesses devastated by arbitrary mapping decision

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

A seemingly arbitrary change by the State Government to the way it maps protected plants will have a devastating effect on many producers, making it more onerous and expensive to manage and graze...

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Flood-ravaged farmers lose out in $10M political game

Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

Queensland primary producers working to rebuild after the devastating floods in February are now facing a new challenge, one that threatens to render large areas of the State practically...

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AgForce ‘Beef and Reef’ forum to set agriculture’s agenda

Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Poorly conceived State Government legislation on issues including farm run-off to the Great Barrier Reef and vegetation management is the spark that has ignited the creation of the AgForce...

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State Government’s ‘JAWS’ budget should make producers ‘very afraid’

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019

The State Budget has provided yet another example that the Queensland Government doesn’t understand agriculture and has no clear vision for its future.AgForce CEO Michael Guerin said that when...

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AgForce forums focusing on sustainability to help producers’ profit

Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019

According to AgForce Land Valuation Consultant John Moore, there are a lot of farming businesses throughout Queensland that could be doing more to identify areas of improvement and key opportunities...

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The best thing consumers can do is eat sustainable Aussie beef

Thursday, 6 Jun 2019

A report card released today by the Red Meat Advisory Council (RMAC) into the sustainability of the Australian beef industry highlights the major milestones being delivered by producers and...

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AgForce welcomes science-based underground water report

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

AgForce has welcomed updated scientific information about the effects of coal seam gas (CSG) production on underground water in the Surat Cumulative Management Area (CMA) as an important tool in...

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Land clearing decision another nail in landholders' coffins

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

A decision by the Queensland Court of Appeal that will potentially expose landholders in the south-east to fines of more than half a million dollars for managing their vegetation is “governance...

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Agriculture pleased to continue fruitful collaboration with Federal Coalition

Sunday, 19 May 2019

AgForce congratulates the Coalition Government on its re-election and looks forward to its continued support for Australian agriculture as the sector strives to become an environmentally sustainable...

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Better internet could add $20 billion to value of primary production

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Improving internet and phone services in rural and remote areas would produce a thousand-fold return on investment, with latest research showing that better connectivity could increase national...

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Bipartisan support for improving connectivity in the bush welcomed by AgForce

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

AgForce has welcomed announcements by both major political parties towards improving telecommunications infrastructure in regional, rural and remote communities after advocating for this critical...

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AgForce welcomes government recognition of ongoing drought

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

AgForce has welcomed further recognition by the State Government of the crippling drought that continues to grip Queensland, while calling for a bipartisan approach to the issue.Despite recent good...

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AgForce moves to protect Reef, the environment, and members’ data

Thursday, 2 May 2019

AgForce has moved quickly to protect the Great Barrier Reef, the Queensland environment and the integrity of its members’ data, following the introduction into Parliament of the Reef...

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Proposed crackdown on animal extremists music to farmers' ears

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

The State Opposition’s proposed introduction of a Private Members Bill for harsher penalties for animal extremists has been welcomed by AgForce CEO Michael Guerin.The Opposition is proposing...

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New class 1 agricultural notice makes moving farm machinery easier

Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

Moving farm machinery is easier from today across large parts of regional Australia thanks to a new single National Class 1 Agricultural Vehicle and Combination Notice that removes the need to apply...

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New bridge at Mundubbera a win for connecting local communities

Friday, 26 Apr 2019

AgForce General President Georgie Somerset today welcomed the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack of a $20 million upgrade to the John Peterson Bridge in the North Burnett.Mrs...

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Global warming, erosion, mulga deserts and Labor's flawed eco plan

Friday, 26 Apr 2019

Higher carbon emissions, greater erosion, less sustainable agriculture and the creation of vast ‘tree deserts’ throughout central Australia will be the inevitable result of Federal...

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National Farmers’ Federation and AgForce to launch Federal election campaign in Rocky

Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

With Queensland looming as a key battleground in the upcoming Federal election, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has chosen Rockhampton, Australia’s beef capital, to launch its...

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AgForce applauds forward-looking $1.5M Labor pledge for cattle research

Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019

AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research program co-developed with...

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Manifestly inadequate fines fall short for terrifying home invasions

Monday, 15 Apr 2019

A $650 fine for a terrifying home invasion is considered manifestly inadequate by community & industry according to AgForce CEO Michael Guerin.The Queensland Government yesterday announced that...

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Overwhelming response from farmers brings about regional Reef hearings

Tuesday, 9 Apr 2019

Sustained pressure from farmers from throughout Queensland reef catchments has persuaded the State Government to hold Reef Bill hearings in the affected regions, where the people it will affect live...

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Farmers targeted by activists fear for their families’ safety

Friday, 5 Apr 2019

Many of the farms currently being targeted by activists are run by families, not faceless corporations, as activists like Aussie Farms would have you believe, said AgForce Cattle President Will...

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Federal budget shows solid support for agricultural recovery and resilience

Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019

AgForce has welcomed the acknowledgement in the Federal Budget of agriculture’s vital contribution to our country, our lifestyle and our economy, and the need to support farmers through natural...

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#connectqld setting the scene for transport priorities across Queensland

Monday, 1 Apr 2019

Each year transport infrastructure moves more than 80 million tonnes of Australian agricultural output between farms, storage, processors and markets, and transport makes up 40% of a farmers’...

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Three clicks to reject the Reef regs

Monday, 1 Apr 2019

AgForce is urging all Australians who love the affordable, sustainable, high-quality food that we enjoy in this country to support our farmers and #RejectTheRegs.Signing the National Farmers’...

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Exporting Queensland's flawed land clearing laws won't fix the environment

Monday, 1 Apr 2019

Federal Labor’s plan to extend Queensland’s land clearing laws throughout the country will impose harsh penalties on farmers who are already leading the way in reducing their carbon...

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AgForce tries to make Government see sense on flawed Reef Bill

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019

AgForce has gone in to bat for farmers throughout Queensland, making an impassioned and compelling submission at the public hearing in Brisbane into the State Government's deeply flawed Reef...

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Trespassing animal activists a tragedy waiting to happen

Monday, 25 Mar 2019

AgForce has called for aggressive animal activists who illegally enter primary enterprises like feedlots and farms to be subject to the full force of the law, saying it was only a matter of time...

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$300M Federal package gives NQ cattle industry hope and a helping hand

Sunday, 24 Mar 2019

The dollar-for-dollar disaster recovery grants announced today by the Federal Government will change the lives of thousands of cattle and sheep producers and offer hope to an industry suffering from...

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