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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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Queensland cattle industry applauds $6M investment in ‘grass cancer’ cure

Saturday, 23 Mar 2019

The Queensland beef industry has applauded a $6 million investment by the Federal Government and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to develop a solution to pasture dieback, a ‘grass...

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Grubby deal with radical greenies drives disastrous enviro outcomes

Friday, 22 Mar 2019

AgForce has demanded the State Government come clean on a pre-election deal with activist groups to enact their radical environmental policies lock, stock and barrel if Labor was re-elected.A...

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Long-awaited win for the bush as calls for improved connectivity are answered

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

After three long years, AgForce’s calls for a digital tech hub for regional Queensland communities have been answered with the announcement today by Federal Minister for Regional Services and...

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Reef bill snub shows Government's true colours (It's green)

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

The State Government's refusal to adequately consult about its proposed reef protection legislation demonstrates its contempt for the views of primary producers and people living in regional...

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Federal Opposition unfairly targets cattle, sheep producers for carbon emissions

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

AgForce has hit back at “ridiculous” suggestions by the Federal Opposition that cattle and sheep producers pay a levy on methane emitted by their livestock to reduce carbon...

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AgForce announces liaison group to support NW Qld flood recovery

Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

AgForce has welcomed the announcement of the Advisory Board to guide the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency to help farmers, communities and small businesses impacted by recent...

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AgForce welcomes Telstra’s investment to ensure reliable landlines in the bush

Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019

AgForce has welcomed today’s commitment by the Federal Government and Telstra to improve the reliability of the regional, rural and remote landline phone network by repairing or replacing the...

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Selective science and more regulation won’t solve climate change

Monday, 11 Mar 2019

A report by a group of ecological scientists calling for more legislation to reduce land clearing won’t solve climate change because it takes a narrow view of the science and fails to...

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AgForce welcomes 'game-changing' $6M of wild dog fencing

Friday, 8 Mar 2019

AgForce has applauded the State Government's latest commitment of $6 million toward further exclusion fencing to protect Queensland's sheep flock from wild dog predation.Agriculture Minister Mark...

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AgForce’s first female General President pays tribute to women in ag

Friday, 8 Mar 2019

There are few industries which owe so much to the contribution of women as Australian agriculture.The central role of women from the earliest days of white settlement in carving one of the...

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Restrictive vegetation management laws must change so that Farmers can keep feeding Aussie families

Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019

AgForce is currently in discussions with both the Queensland State Government and the Federal Government advocating amendment of restrictive vegetation management laws making it harder and more...

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Misinformation about water use by cotton growers is breathtaking

Monday, 4 Mar 2019

Suggestions that Queensland cotton growers at the top of the Murray Darling Basin are wasting water is “offensive, sad, and hard to take,” according to AgForce Water Committee Chair and...

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PM's pledge welcome with livestock industry involvement critical to NQ recovery plan

Friday, 1 Mar 2019

The Federal Government's long-term commitment to restoring the $5 billion Queensland cattle industry and its Northern communities devastated by record floods has been welcomed by AgForce, with the...

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Government must consult on reef protection laws or risk another legislative fiasco

Thursday, 28 Feb 2019

AgForce says the Queensland Government must consult widely across the State about its proposed reef protection laws or risk another "vegetation management debacle".General President Georgie Somerset...

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Leadership needed to guide cattle industry through darkest days

Monday, 11 Feb 2019

With emergency supplies of fodder finally making it to distressed herds in north-west Queensland – the last survivors of a millions-strong herd that came through more than five years of drought...

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AgForce establishes crisis team as 'too much rain' threatens cattle industry

Wednesday, 6 Feb 2019

AgForce establishes crisis team as 'too much rain' threatens cattle industryWednesday 06 February 2019Last week's joy at receiving the first decent rains for many years has turned to alarm for many...

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Bipartisan commitment for banking reforms vital for future of farming

Tuesday, 5 Feb 2019

AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the extraordinary weather events being experienced across Queensland - with many producers still suffering from long-term drought while others watched their properties...

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AgForce mourns the loss of former Grains President Lyndon Pfeffer

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019

The AgForce family expresses its deepest condolences to Lyndelle Pfeffer and the whole Pfeffer family on the passing of Lyndon Friday evening. Our thoughts are also with the family of little...

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Swansong for unique school program axed by indifferent State Government

Monday, 14 Jan 2019

A unique home-grown program developed by the agriculture industry to teach school kids about where their food comes from has its swan song this week, after funding was axed by the State...

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AgForce to convene steering committee to save ag colleges

Monday, 24 Dec 2018

With Agriculture Minister Mark Furner failing to deliver the Christmas gift his industry wanted - an opportunity to save the State's agricultural colleges - AgForce will convene a community steering...

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Government 'scare-mongers' about land clearing for quick media hit

Friday, 21 Dec 2018

AgForce has criticised the State Government for using 'selective science' in an attempt to convince the community that its heavy-handed vegetation management laws are necessary.The Government has...

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Best and brightest sought to drive agricultural policy

Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018

AgForce is seeking experienced, enthusiastic and creative thinkers to help drive policies that ensure the continued sustainability and growth of Queensland agribusiness.

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Rockhampton forum to focus on future proofing your agribusiness

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018

Central Queensland primary producers wanting to learn how to use innovation, financial structures and long-term planning to build a sustainable agribusiness are encouraged to attend a special forum in Rockhampton in mid-December.

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Farmers at Brisbane markets to celebrate National AgDay

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

National AgDay celebrations have come to the Brisbane CBD today with farmers from right throughout Queensland attending the Jan Powers Farmers’ Markets to meet with market-goers, answer questions about farming and thank Australians for their support.

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