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Queensland farmers welcome Federal Government drought relief

Sunday, 5 Aug 2018

AgForce Queensland has welcomed additional Federal Government financial support announced today to help drought-affected farming families put food on the table and meet essential household expenses.

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Cattle tick outbreaks a greater risk due to lack of resources

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018

Queensland cattle producers are frustrated and worried a lack of State Government resources is leaving them more exposed to tick outbreaks, AgForce said today.

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Farm Household Allowance review must ensure assistance is accessible

Monday, 30 Jul 2018

AgForce has welcomed a review of Farm Household Allowance to ensure drought-affected farmers can access and make the most of the assistance available to get them through tough times.

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AgForce welcomes release of Queensland rural debt survey

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018

Queensland farmers have worked hard to improve their financial resilience despite ongoing dry conditions with a new survey revealing rural debt levels are relatively stable and the quality of debt has improved.

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Queensland farmers welcome more support from NAB

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018

AgForce Queensland has welcomed the move by NAB to offer more support and financial flexibility for its rural customers, particularly drought-affected farmers, and encouraged other major rural lenders to follow suit.

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Two titans recognised with Service to Grains Industry Awards

Monday, 23 Jul 2018

Two grains industry titans, Agronomist Paul McIntosh and Plant Pathologist Greg Platz, have received the ‘Service to Grains Industry’ award at the Queensland Grains Gala Dinner in Toowoomba.

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‘Best and brightest’ sought to represent Queensland farmers

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018

AgForce is urging the ‘best and brightest’ in broadacre agriculture to put their hands up to represent their fellow farmers and drive policies that take rural Queensland forward.

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Quad bike rebate program would help save lives on farms

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018

This week is National Farm Safety Week and AgForce is calling on the Queensland Government to establish a quad bike safety rebate program to help save lives and prevent accidents on farms.

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Federal Labor land laws would stifle northern development

Monday, 16 Jul 2018

Federal Labor would dump their plan to impose more restrictions on how farmers manage their land if they were serious about supporting the development of northern Australia, a peak representative body for Queensland farmers said today.

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Pest and weed funding in drought-affected areas welcomed

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018

New Federal Government funding to tackle pest animals and weeds in drought-affected areas of Queensland will provide a boost for primary producers and regional communities doing it tough, AgForce Queensland Farmers said today.

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Drought roundtable a good step towards long lasting policy

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018

A roundtable meeting in Canberra this week was a constructive step towards the development of an enduring policy that assists farmers to prepare for, manage and recover from drought, AgForce Queensland Farmers said today.

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Latest grains research showcased in Darling Downs industry tour

Monday, 9 Jul 2018

Queensland grain growers wanting to learn about the latest research happening in the lab and on the farm are being urged to take part in an industry tour on the Darling Downs next week.

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Federal Labor land laws could inflict a hip pocket hit

Monday, 2 Jul 2018

Federal Labor’s plan to impose more restrictions on how farmers manage their land could mean higher food prices at the checkout, a peak representative body for Queensland farmers warned today.

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Grains Gala Dinner in Toowoomba to celebrate industry achievements

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018

The who’s who of the grains industry will gather in Toowoomba next month for a gala dinner and industry tour to celebrate the sector’s successes and highlight opportunities for future growth.

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Federal Government drought support boost welcomed

Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018

AgForce has welcomed the extension of the Farm Household Allowance to provide additional short term relief for drought-affected farmers and is eager to work with the Federal and State Governments on an enduring, long-term drought policy.

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