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Queensland cattle industry applauds $6M investment in ‘grass cancer’ cure

Saturday, 23 Mar 2019

The Queensland beef industry has applauded a $6 million investment by the Federal Government and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to develop a solution to pasture dieback, a ‘grass...

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Grubby deal with radical greenies drives disastrous enviro outcomes

Friday, 22 Mar 2019

AgForce has demanded the State Government come clean on a pre-election deal with activist groups to enact their radical environmental policies lock, stock and barrel if Labor was re-elected.A...

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Long-awaited win for the bush as calls for improved connectivity are answered

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019

After three long years, AgForce’s calls for a digital tech hub for regional Queensland communities have been answered with the announcement today by Federal Minister for Regional Services and...

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Reef bill snub shows Government's true colours (It's green)

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

The State Government's refusal to adequately consult about its proposed reef protection legislation demonstrates its contempt for the views of primary producers and people living in regional...

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Federal Opposition unfairly targets cattle, sheep producers for carbon emissions

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019

AgForce has hit back at “ridiculous” suggestions by the Federal Opposition that cattle and sheep producers pay a levy on methane emitted by their livestock to reduce carbon...

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AgForce announces liaison group to support NW Qld flood recovery

Thursday, 14 Mar 2019

AgForce has welcomed the announcement of the Advisory Board to guide the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency to help farmers, communities and small businesses impacted by recent...

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AgForce welcomes Telstra’s investment to ensure reliable landlines in the bush

Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019

AgForce has welcomed today’s commitment by the Federal Government and Telstra to improve the reliability of the regional, rural and remote landline phone network by repairing or replacing the...

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Selective science and more regulation won’t solve climate change

Monday, 11 Mar 2019

A report by a group of ecological scientists calling for more legislation to reduce land clearing won’t solve climate change because it takes a narrow view of the science and fails to...

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AgForce welcomes 'game-changing' $6M of wild dog fencing

Friday, 8 Mar 2019

AgForce has applauded the State Government's latest commitment of $6 million toward further exclusion fencing to protect Queensland's sheep flock from wild dog predation.Agriculture Minister Mark...

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AgForce’s first female General President pays tribute to women in ag

Friday, 8 Mar 2019

There are few industries which owe so much to the contribution of women as Australian agriculture.The central role of women from the earliest days of white settlement in carving one of the...

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Restrictive vegetation management laws must change so that Farmers can keep feeding Aussie families

Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019

AgForce is currently in discussions with both the Queensland State Government and the Federal Government advocating amendment of restrictive vegetation management laws making it harder and more...

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Misinformation about water use by cotton growers is breathtaking

Monday, 4 Mar 2019

Suggestions that Queensland cotton growers at the top of the Murray Darling Basin are wasting water is “offensive, sad, and hard to take,” according to AgForce Water Committee Chair and...

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PM's pledge welcome with livestock industry involvement critical to NQ recovery plan

Friday, 1 Mar 2019

The Federal Government's long-term commitment to restoring the $5 billion Queensland cattle industry and its Northern communities devastated by record floods has been welcomed by AgForce, with the...

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Government must consult on reef protection laws or risk another legislative fiasco

Thursday, 28 Feb 2019

AgForce says the Queensland Government must consult widely across the State about its proposed reef protection laws or risk another "vegetation management debacle".General President Georgie Somerset...

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Leadership needed to guide cattle industry through darkest days

Monday, 11 Feb 2019

With emergency supplies of fodder finally making it to distressed herds in north-west Queensland – the last survivors of a millions-strong herd that came through more than five years of drought...

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