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Farmers call for better roads, rail and land use laws as Cabinet visits CQ

Monday, 30 Jan 2017

Central Queensland farmers are calling for better roads and rail infrastructure, and sensible land use laws to unlock the region’s full agricultural potential as State Cabinet meets in Rockhampton today.

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Minister confirms farmers’ land still in Defence firing line

Monday, 23 Jan 2017

The Defence Minister has today confirmed dozens of farming families could still lose their land so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia, but has committed to fast-tracking a final decision so landholders know their fate within four weeks.

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2017 looking bright for Queensland sheep and wool producers

Friday, 20 Jan 2017

Queensland sheep and wool producers are the most positive they have been in years following a good winter, strong commodity prices and the continued rollout of wild dog fencing, AgForce Sheep and Wool President Alan Rae said today.

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Applications now open for agriculture student bursary

Friday, 20 Jan 2017

Southern Inland Queensland students working toward a career in agriculture or agribusiness can now apply for a special bursary to assist with their studies.

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Teaching the teachers about advances in agriculture

Monday, 9 Jan 2017

A pork cooking demonstration from renowned Australian chef Fast Ed and tours to a cotton farm, a cattle feedlot and a winery are among the highlights of a special four day conference for agricultural educators being held in Brisbane this week.

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Defence land grab the last straw for frustrated farmers

Monday, 9 Jan 2017

A Department of Defence plan to take land from Queensland farming families so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia is yet another example of Governments disregarding the importance of maintaining agricultural country for food production, AgForce said today.

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Uncertain Christmas for farming families in Defence firing line

Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016

Dozens of farming families face an uncertain Christmas and an unhappy New Year as a result of continued confusion about the Department of Defence’s plan to expand their military training areas in Central and North Queensland, AgForce said today.

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Defence land buy-up to have massive impact on state’s cattle industry

Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016

An expansion of military training areas in Central and North Queensland could see more than a hundred thousand head of cattle lost to the state’s beef industry and farming families that have managed properties for generations forced off their land, AgForce warned today.

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Defence land buy-up upsetting farming families

Monday, 5 Dec 2016

The Department of Defence’s proposal to buy up significant tracts of land for military training areas had upset many farming families in central and north Queensland, AgForce said today.

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Stop pouting about veg laws and focus on Reef achievements

Friday, 2 Dec 2016

The Queensland Government needs to focus on the positive outcomes being delivered to improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef, rather than constantly complaining about their failure to pass ill-conceived vegetation management laws, AgForce said today.

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Register your interest for pest management workshops in 2017

Friday, 2 Dec 2016

Queensland landholders and primary producers wanting to learn more about the latest tools and techniques to tackle feral pests are being urged to register their interest for one of 30 workshops being held in 2017.

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Enough is enough: Pass 15% backpacker tax and move on

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

AgForce has added its voice to the chorus of condemnation of the Senate shenanigans on the backpacker tax, calling for the 15 per cent compromise rate to be passed.

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Oakey Beef rail freight a win for Queensland producers

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

A new western livestock rail freight service to the Oakey Beef abattoir will help reduce road traffic, unlock economic development opportunities and make it easier to transport cattle to markets, AgForce said today.

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AgForce joins push for better telecommunications in the bush

Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

AgForce is joining with a group of community organisations to champion better communications services for people living and working in rural, regional and remote areas.

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'Cattle, carbon and the untapped north' the focus of Hughenden forum

Tuesday, 29 Nov 2016

A special multi-topic forum in Hughenden next week will explore how the beef industry can tap into northern development opportunities to create jobs and grow North Queensland’s economy.

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