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Farmers hit the end of their rope after vegetation laws report

Tuesday, 24 Apr 2018

Queensland farmers are angry, bitterly disappointed and have “hit the end of their rope” after a Parliamentary committee recommended flawed vegetation management laws be passed without any changes.

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Soapbox sessions and Cattle Kids Classroom on menu at Beef Australia 2018

Monday, 23 Apr 2018

Soapbox sessions on boosting beef businesses, a seminar on sustainability and a Cattle Kids Calf Classroom are among the events AgForce will host during Beef Australia 2018 in Rockhampton next month.

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Mungallala student announced as Gus McGown bursary winner

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018

AgForce has today announced Emma-Lea Compagnoni from Mungallala will receive a $5000 education scholarship as the winner of the annual Gus McGown bursary.

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Unsettled science highlights need for vegetation laws rethink

Monday, 16 Apr 2018

The “unsettled science” around the amount of vegetation growing in Queensland compared to how much is being cleared has led to new calls from AgForce for a rethink of proposed laws that would make it harder for farmers to grow food.

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Maranoa landholders urged to challenge massive valuation hikes

Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018

Maranoa landholders are being urged to object to the Queensland Government’s new land valuations to avoid paying more in council rates and leasehold rents than they should.

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New vegetation laws put Qld’s number one ag status at risk

Monday, 9 Apr 2018

New vegetation management laws threaten Queensland’s status as the number one agricultural state in the country by making it harder and more expensive for farmers to grow food, AgForce said today.

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AgForce calls for study into social and economic impacts of vegetation laws

Wednesday, 4 Apr 2018

The Palaszczuk Government should order an independent study into the social and economic impacts of new vegetation management laws in the same vein as the study they commissioned last year into a proposed Defence land grab, AgForce said today.

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Queensland farmers welcome review of national environment law

Thursday, 29 Mar 2018

An ‘agriculture specific’ review of Australia’s national environment law is an opportunity to ensure the best outcomes are being achieved for the environment, farmers and regional communities, AgForce Queensland Farmers said today.

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Week of rallies to protest against harsh vegetation laws

Monday, 26 Mar 2018

Regional and rural Queenslanders will hold protest rallies across the state this week to voice their opposition to new vegetation management laws that will make it harder to grow food.

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Farmers’ fury building over new vegetation laws

Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018

Queensland farmers’ fury is building over the impact harsh new vegetation management laws will have on food production and the “rushed and ridiculous” way the proposed laws are being rammed through.

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Farmers urged to make voices heard on new vegetation laws

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018

AgForce is calling for more time for rural landholders to have their say on proposed new vegetation management laws after less than two weeks was allowed for written submissions to a Parliamentary inquiry.

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Drought still biting despite recent rain

Friday, 9 Mar 2018

Queensland farmers are rejoicing after recent widespread rain but have warned a few days of good falls are not enough to break a drought that has lasted more than half a decade in many parts of the state.

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Flawed laws will make it harder for farmers to grow your food

Thursday, 8 Mar 2018

Flawed vegetation management laws re-introduced into the Queensland Parliament will make it harder for farmers to produce food, shut down new agricultural development and won’t deliver the best outcomes for the environment, AgForce said today.

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Rural landholders urged to check new valuations

Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018

AgForce is urging rural landholders to check new land valuations released today are correct to ensure they don’t end up paying more in council rates and leasehold rent than they should.

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Invest in science to reveal full picture on vegetation management

Monday, 26 Feb 2018

The Palaszczuk Government should give its scientists the resources they need to examine how much vegetation is growing in Queensland not just how much is being cleared, AgForce said today.

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