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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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