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Drought still hurting in many parts of Queensland

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New drought declaration details highlight that farming families in more than two thirds of Queensland are still battling the devastating impact of drought while primary producers in the north west were now entering the recovery phase, AgForce said today.

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Federal Budget “keeps the faith” on agriculture commitments

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

The Federal Budget has “kept the faith” and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned for water infrastructure in the Great Artesian Basin and a new Regional Growth Fund.

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Warwick forum to focus on ways to improve business and health

Monday, 8 May 2017

South-east Queensland farming families wanting to improve their business and improve their health are being encouraged to attend a free forum in Warwick later this month.

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AgForce welcomes mobile roaming decision

Friday, 5 May 2017

AgForce Queensland has welcomed today’s decision not to declare a mobile roaming service, and has urged the Federal Government to boost funding for the mobile phone blackspots program so regional Australians can access more reliable and affordable telecommunications services.

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Fight against fire ants must not stop now

Thursday, 4 May 2017

AgForce Queensland is joining with a group of conservation, community and farming organisations to call for continued funding to eradicate red fire ants in Australia.

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Landholders beside dams to get more security and lower licence fees

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

A landmark agreement for a group of Emerald landholders is set to deliver more security and lower licence fees for farmers around Queensland who use land next to SunWater-owned water storages.

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Wild dog fencing support must continue to grow sheep flock

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017

Queensland sheep and wool producers are calling for continued government investment in wild dog exclusion fencing to help revitalize the industry, create jobs and boost regional economies.

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Mitchell sheep breeder announced as Gus McGown bursary winner

Monday, 10 Apr 2017

Mitchell merino stud breeder Felicity Brumpton will receive a $5000 education scholarship as the winner of the annual Gus McGown bursary.

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Extended disaster assistance for primary producers welcomed

Wednesday, 5 Apr 2017

AgForce has welcomed the activation of disaster assistance for primary producers affected by flooding in central and south-east Queensland, but flagged that more support may be needed as the full economic impact of Cyclone Debbie becomes clearer.

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Transport frustrations on the agenda of AgForce Grains Board

Tuesday, 4 Apr 2017

Queensland grain growers’ frustration with the process for moving oversized agricultural machinery and the need for more rail infrastructure investment were among the hot topics at the AgForce Grains Board’s meeting in Brisbane this week.

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Cattle and crop losses emerging in Cyclone Debbie’s wake

Friday, 31 Mar 2017

Central Queensland cattle producers in an inland area between Mackay and Rockhampton have had major livestock losses, significant damage to their properties, and face weeks of isolation with roads cut, power out and bridges washed away by ex-Cyclone Debbie, AgForce said today.

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Improved farm debt mediation process and QRAA revamp welcomed

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017

AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward.

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AgForce backs Canberra push for better telecommunications in the bush

Monday, 20 Mar 2017

AgForce Queensland is supporting a broad coalition of regional organisations converging on Canberra today to press upon politicians the urgent need to ensure regional Australians have access to more reliable and affordable telecommunications services.

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Workshops to focus on freeholding and rural property values

Monday, 20 Mar 2017

Central and Western Queensland primary producers wanting to know more about freeholding their properties and the impact of new land valuations are encouraged to attend free workshops in Rockhampton, Emerald and Barcaldine next week.

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New drought declarations show bush still doing it tough

Monday, 13 Mar 2017

New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said today.

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