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AgForce will step in if industry requests molasses imports

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019

AgForce will step in to assist Queensland graziers source molasses for stock feed if the industry is prepared to support the solution.CEO Michael Guerin said AgForce said they were hearing increasing...

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AgForce questions Government commitment to invasive species control

Monday, 18 Nov 2019

With threats such as African Swine Fever and prickly acacia making biosecurity more important to Queensland agriculture than ever, AgForce has questioned the State Government’s commitment to...

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Legendary Sir Leo headlines free AgForce ‘Climate for Change’ forum

Thursday, 14 Nov 2019

With Queensland experiencing unprecedented drought, floods and fires this year, agriculture is bearing the brunt of an increasingly unpredictable and volatile climate.Producers can find out how to...

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Positive boost for communities as drought impacts grow: AgForce

Thursday, 7 Nov 2019

Federal Government drought support measures announced today will deliver much needed economic stimulus for farm-dependent communities and small businesses doing it tough as they brace for another...

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Science-based Bradfield-type water scheme could reverse rural decline: AgForce

Friday, 1 Nov 2019

AgForce has commended both sides of politics for their vision in taking a fresh look at the pre-war Bradfield Scheme, saying it had the potential to reverse the decline of regional Queensland and...

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AgForce welcomes NBN focus on the bush

Thursday, 31 Oct 2019

AgForce has today commended NBN Co for establishing a new business unit focused solely on servicing rural, regional and remote Australia. Gavin Williams, who has been appointed Chief Development...

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AgForce’s ‘Moo Baa Munch’ bigger than ever despite funding cuts

Friday, 25 Oct 2019

AgForce has secured State Government funding to guarantee almost 700 students will have the chance to learn about the range of exciting job opportunities in agriculture and where their food and fibre...

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AgForce What’s your beef? event to set agenda for industry’s future

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019

There’s a lot going on in the beef industry at the moment.The Red Meat 2030 strategy, the proposal to create a unified red meat peak body, the imminent introduction of new Reef regulations, the...

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AgForce welcomes $57bn red meat vision – as long as producers benefit

Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

AgForce has welcomed the Red Meat Advisory Council’s (RMAC) vision for a $57 billion industry outlined in the Red Meat 2030 strategy – provided there is more producer involvement and...

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Qld Govt undermining revolutionary drought program for ‘petty politics’

Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

In what must be a new low, the Queensland Government is attempting to subvert the forward-looking Future Drought Fund announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last month to score cheap political...

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AgForce young producers’ forum sets scene for innovation in Townsville

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

Agriculture’s track record of innovation has never been more important, as the industry grapples with a host of unprecedented issues and sets its sights on doubling the value of farmgate...

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Stock route fees must rise to maintain unique network for future

Saturday, 5 Oct 2019

With no end to the drought in sight and producers looking to Queensland’s unique stock routes to find grass and water for hungry cattle, it is clear that more money is required to maintain this...

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The time for reliable water infrastructure for regional Queensland is now

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019

While the drought rages on and water supplies diminish, AgForce has urged the State Government to commit to a long-term water security strategy that ensures the water needs of regional Queensland, in...

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PM’s drought measures ‘life-changing’ for many families: AgForce

Friday, 27 Sep 2019

AgForce has described the $100 million of new Federal drought assistance measures announced this morning by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as “not just welcome, but life-changing”.AgForce...

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Public service ‘cash splash’ angers droughted communities doing it tough

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019

The State Government’s decision to offer $250 million in bonuses to public servants on top of an above-CPI wage rise at a time when thousands of rural producers are struggling to survive the...

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Speech: Nuffield Australia National Conference Opening Speech

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

AgForce CEO Michael GuerinGood morning everyone! My name is Mike Guerin and I’m CEO of AgForce, the peak body that represents broadacre agriculture in Queensland.As an organisation that...

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Farmers hit by drought, flood and fire – and an uncaring State Govt

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019

AgForce has slammed a ‘cruel and uncaring’ State Government for forcing its Reef Protection Bill through Parliament without considering the destructive impact it will have on regional and...

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High Court ruling makes managing vegetation 'virtually impossible'

Friday, 13 Sep 2019

A decision by the High Court this week has made vegetation management for Queensland primary producers even more confusing, exposing them to fines of up to $600,000 per breach.The High Court decision...

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What’s the point of democracy if Government doesn’t listen?

Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019

Speech by AgForce CEO Michael GuerinReject the Reef Regs Rally, Townsville Good morning everyone!And what an inspiring morning it has been.My fellow speakers – Michael, Dale, Marty, Susan...

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AgForce launches movement to stand up for regional Queensland

Friday, 9 Aug 2019

AgForce today, at the opening of Ekka 2019 to the general public, asked the question, “Who will stand up for regional Queensland?” AgForce General President Georgie Somerset said they...

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State Government trigger mapping remains flawed despite new release​

Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

AgForce is ‘deeply concerned’ that there are still large areas of farming land being wrongly targeted by the State Government’s trigger or ‘blue dot’ protected...

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AgForce applauds bipartisan support for progressive approach to drought

Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019

AgForce has commended the Federal Government’s creation of the Drought Future Fund as “progressive” and “the right path to better drought management” for its emphasis on...

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Collaboration key to reducing wild dog numbers in Queensland

Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

AgForce’s Wild Dog Coordinators project is helping deliver a resurgence in Queensland’s once burgeoning wool and sheep meat industries by reducing the threat posed by wild dogs.In central...

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AgForce Shed Full of Knowledge offers essential producer update

Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

AgForce will conduct a series of practical, interactive sessions across south east Queensland to explain recent changes to protected plant trigger mapping and their implications for local producers...

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Farmers can protect the environment without Big Brother watching

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

A primary producer-driven field day being in held at Banana in central Queensland today proves farmers can look after the environment without the State Government watching over their shoulder...

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Winding up of BMP programs the start of a new chapter

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

At a meeting of the BMP Alliance on Thursday 20th June 2019 the joint owners of Grazing and Grains BMP – AgForce, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), the Fitzroy Basin...

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Disaster inquiry confirms industry concerns over confusing VMA

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

AgForce has condemned the State Government for failing to heed long-held concerns about the Vegetation Management Act, after the Government’s own inquiry implicated the VMA in worsening last...

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Speech: Rangelands Policy Dialogue, Brisbane

Monday, 1 Jul 2019

AgForce CEO Michael Guerin, at Rangelands Policy Dialogue.Facebook Live video.IntroductionCan I acknowledge the Royal Society of Queensland and NRM Regions Queensland, who along with AgForce are...

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AgForce secures trigger mapping commitment from Minister

Friday, 28 Jun 2019

AgForce has secured a commitment by the Minister for the Environment and Science to more fully engage with producers on the protected flora trigger mapping, which created such havoc for the industry...

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Farmers and conservationists join call for urgent action on weed crisis

Friday, 28 Jun 2019

Queensland's peak agriculture body AgForce and global conservation organisation The Pew Charitable Trusts have joined forces to fight for funds to manage a noxious weed that could devastate western...

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AgForce ‘cautiously optimistic’ about drought review – but collaboration essential

Friday, 28 Jun 2019

AgForce is “cautiously optimistic” about the State Government’s proposed approach to better drought management policy announced today by Agricultural Industry Development and...

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Speech: Farming in a Risky Climate – Is community trust in agriculture a new climate risk?

Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019

The Australian Farm Insitute's Farming in a Risky Climate event was held at the Stamford Plaza in Brisbane over Wednesday and Thursday, 26–27 June, with a conference dinner on...

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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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Speech: Queenslanders Unite Rally

Thursday, 6 Jun 2019

I am Georgie Somerset, South Burnett Cattle Producer and General President of AgForce.We are an independent, member-driven voice for Queensland's $6 billion beef, sheepmeat, wool, and grains...

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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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