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Landholders urged to lock in property maps now

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

Queensland rural landholders are being urged to lock in property maps now ahead of looming new restrictions around what they can and can’t do on their land.

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Growers welcome moves to sort out chickpea trade dispute

Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

Queensland grain growers have welcomed the Federal Agriculture Minister’s announcement that he will travel to India to attempt to a resolve a trade dispute over chickpea imports.

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Gus McGown bursary applications now open

Tuesday, 9 Jan 2018

Applications are now open for Southern Inland Queensland students working towards a career related to the agriculture industry to apply for a special bursary to assist with their studies.

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AgForce calls for the grubby tactics to stop

Thursday, 21 Dec 2017

AgForce is calling on the State Government to stop the grubby political tactics and instead provide producers with workable Vegetation Management mapping AgForce said today.

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Brisbane Ministers urged to visit regional Queensland farms

Tuesday, 12 Dec 2017

AgForce will extend an invitation to Palaszczuk Government Ministers to visit farms in regional Queensland to gain a better understanding of the importance of agriculture and how their decisions influence the lives and livelihoods of the state’s primary producers.

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Premier urged to work with farmers to grow regional jobs

Friday, 8 Dec 2017

AgForce is urging the re-elected Palaszczuk Labor Government to recognise the importance of agriculture and work with Queensland farmers to help take the industry forward, not hold it back.

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Federal Government dismissal exposes extreme greens election eve stunt

Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017

The Federal Government’s confirmation today a Far North Queensland farming family is not under investigation for illegal tree clearing has exposed the Wilderness Society’s claims as nothing more than a baseless election eve stunt, AgForce said today.

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Longreach grazier appointed AgForce Board Director

Monday, 4 Dec 2017

Longreach sheep and cattle grazier Dominic Burden has been appointed as the North Queensland representative on the AgForce Queensland Farmers Board.

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Mitchell cattle producer elected to National Farmers’ Federation board

Thursday, 30 Nov 2017

Ensuring a strong and sustainable future for Australian farmers will be a key focus of Mitchell cattle producer Robyn Bryant in her new role as a National Farmers’ Federation Board Director.

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Governments urged to quickly clarify Far North clearing claims

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017

AgForce is calling on the Federal and State Governments to explain what substance, if any, there is to illegal clearing claims being made against a Far North agribusiness.

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National AgDay a chance to celebrate Queensland farmers

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017

National AgDay provides an opportunity for all Queenslanders to celebrate and be proud of our state’s contribution towards feeding and clothing the world, AgForce General Grant Maudsley said today.

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State Election policies a ‘mixed bag’ for Queensland farmers

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017

The State Election has thrown up a ‘mixed bag’ of policies for Queensland farmers with promising pledges for better transport and water infrastructure contrasting a damaging commitment from Labor and the Greens to re-introduce flawed vegetation management laws, AgForce said today.

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AgForce welcomes LNP’s ag policy

Friday, 17 Nov 2017

AgForce has welcomed the release of the LNP’s agriculture policy today, describing it as a broad platform that addresses many of the concerns of broadacre primary producers and seeks to make the most of opportunities to take the industry forward.

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Right policies will drive growth in agriculture

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017

Reliable access to water, more wild dog exclusion fencing and a better approach to high value agriculture development will help enhance primary producers’ profitability and drive industry growth, AgForce said today.

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Industry groups unite on roadmap to drive Qld's economic growth

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017

Five Queensland peak industry groups have united to release a joint roadmap outlining how the next State Government can create jobs, drive growth and build confidence across key sectors of the economy.

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Infrastructure investments would help better connect Queensland

Friday, 10 Nov 2017

Road, bridge and telecommunications infrastructure pledges announced this week would help better connect Queensland and make it safer, easier and cheaper to get food from the paddock to the plate if implemented, AgForce said today.

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Queensland wool growers have two important votes this month

Thursday, 9 Nov 2017

Queensland wool growers are being urged to make their votes count not only in the State Election but also at Australian Wool Innovation’s Annual General Meeting next week so they help set the future direction of their wool industry.

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Labor’s ag policy a start but falls short of the mark

Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017

Labor’s agriculture policy has some positive initiatives such as more funding for wild dog fencing and the establishment of an Agricultural Ministerial Council, but falls far short of what’s needed to help the industry reach its full potential, AgForce said today.

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Farmers want support for good land management not more red tape

Tuesday, 7 Nov 2017

AgForce is urging all political parties to provide more support for agricultural best management practice (BMP) programs rather than impose more red tape that just makes it harder for farmers to do their jobs and produce more food.

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Politics and the paddock to meet in a Townsville pub

Monday, 6 Nov 2017

North Queenslanders with an interest in the future of agriculture after the State Election are encouraged to attend a special ‘Politics in the Pub’ forum in Townsville next week.

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Farmers won’t accept Labor’s dodgy deal on vegetation laws

Saturday, 4 Nov 2017

Queensland farmers want to be able to sustainably manage their land to produce more food and grow their businesses, and won’t accept Labor’s dodgy deal on vegetation laws, AgForce said today.

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Water infrastructure plan welcomed

Friday, 3 Nov 2017

AgForce has welcomed the LNP’s commitment to invest in new water infrastructure projects across central and north Queensland, describing the move as a “significant step forward for agriculture and the state’s economy” if implemented.

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Queensland beef roads funding welcomed

Thursday, 2 Nov 2017

The sealing of a section of the Clermont to Alpha Road is a welcome step towards delivering on an important national initiative that will make it safer and easier to transport cattle to markets, AgForce said today.

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Premier puts green politics ahead of good policy

Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017

The Premier’s plan to re-introduce flawed land management laws already rejected by the Queensland Parliament will shut down regional job and development opportunities, AgForce said today.

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Politicians urged to ‘support rural Queensland families’

Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017

AgForce is calling on all political parties to commit to policies that help the next generation of Queensland farmers, build drought resilience and improve safety on farms.

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AgForce outlines ‘Thriving Farms, Thriving Queensland’ plan

Monday, 30 Oct 2017

Supporting rural families, protecting land and water, enhancing primary producers’ profitability and better connecting Queenslanders are among the key priorities in AgForce’s State Election policy platform released today.

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Beef producers embracing Best Management Practices

Monday, 16 Oct 2017

More than 2000 Queensland cattle producers managing more than 28 million hectares of land have now adopted the Grazing Best Management Practices (BMP) program to boost their budget bottom line and showcase their environmental credentials, AgForce said today.

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Agriculture eager to help advance job creation agenda

Friday, 13 Oct 2017

Agriculture can play a big role in underpinning continued job creation and growth in regional Queensland with the right policy settings from the State Government, AgForce said today.

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AgForce wishes Bill Byrne well

Monday, 9 Oct 2017

AgForce has today wished Bill Byrne well for his future and thanked him for his service as Queensland Agriculture Minister.

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Landcover study only tells “half the story” in vegetation laws debate

Thursday, 5 Oct 2017

AgForce has renewed its call for fair and balanced vegetation management laws that deliver sustainable growth in agricultural production and good environmental outcomes for Queensland following the release of the latest Statewide Landcover and Trees Study (SLATS).

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New AgForce CEO takes the helm

Tuesday, 3 Oct 2017

A senior executive with experience working with major corporations, running large farming operations, advancing agricultural research and increasing international trade today takes the helm as Chief Executive Officer of peak rural industry organisation, AgForce Queensland.

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Townsville forum to focus on live cattle trade opportunities

Monday, 2 Oct 2017

Ensuring a sustainable future in the live cattle trade and making the most of new northern development opportunities will be the focus of a major industry event in Townsville later this month

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AgForce outlines balanced plan to grow agriculture and protect environment

Monday, 25 Sep 2017

AgForce has today outlined a plan to drive sustainable agricultural production and deliver good environmental outcomes for Queensland without strangling farmers in red tape.

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Inland rail route will have massive impacts on local landholders

Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

The route chosen for the Queensland section of the Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail line will have massive impacts on local landholders and some of the best agricultural land in the country, AgForce said today.

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New CQ grain facility first step in revitalising rail freight

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

A new state-of-the-art grain handling facility being built near Emerald will help make it safer and cheaper to transport grain in Central Queensland but much more needs to be done to revitalise the state’s agricultural rail freight network, AgForce said today.

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AgForce welcomes report into Defence impact on regional communities

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

AgForce has welcomed the release of a Senate report recommending the Defence Department improve its communication processes in the wake of a land grab saga that caused enormous heartache for Queensland farming families.

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Better grain stocks information needed to boost competition

Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

A better system for reporting the quality and quantity of grain in major storages throughout Australia has become more urgent following a GrainCorp restructure that will strengthen its natural monopoly in the east coast grain market, AgForce Queensland said today.

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Queenslanders urged to get behind National AgDay

Monday, 4 Sep 2017

AgForce is encouraging all Queenslanders to show their support for farmers and join in the celebrations for National AgDay on Tuesday 21 November.

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Former Olympian and Agriculture Minister to speak at Rockhampton forum

Monday, 4 Sep 2017

Four-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Libby Trickett and Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne will be among a star-studded line up of speakers at a free forum for Central Queensland farming families being held in Rockhampton next week.

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Goondiwindi entrepreneur takes out Innovation in Ag award

Friday, 1 Sep 2017

Goondiwindi agri-business consultant Jerome Leray has taken out the 'Innovation in Ag' award at tonight's Queensland Grains Gala Dinner for his groundbreaking weed-targeting technology.

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Pimelea cattle poisoning researchers collecting samples now

Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

Queensland cattle producers are being encouraged to collect Pimelea plant samples and assist scientists who are researching ways to stop cattle being poisoned by the toxic plant.

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Innovation in agriculture the focus for major grains industry event

Monday, 21 Aug 2017

Innovation in agriculture and the use of new technology will be in the spotlight during an upcoming grains industry farm tour, gala dinner and awards night in Goondiwindi.

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Fair and balanced land use laws will help grow agriculture and create jobs

Friday, 18 Aug 2017

Fair and balanced land use laws must be maintained for Queensland’s agricultural sector to grow to its full potential and to create more jobs in our regions, AgForce said today.

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Water metering review must deliver improvements not more red tape

Monday, 14 Aug 2017

The Queensland Government’s rural water metering review must preserve secure water access rights while not imposing unnecessary new red tape on water users, AgForce said today.

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Partnership to boost training in Qld agriculture for jobs of the future

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017

Ensuring primary producers and the next generation of agricultural workers are well-trained and have the right skills for the jobs of the future will be the focus of a new partnership between AgForce and Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges.

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