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Cattle producers win more flexibility on biosecurity requirements

Wednesday, 14 Jun 2017

Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne’s disease.

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State Budget ‘underwhelming’ for agriculture

Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017

Support for water saving measures in the Great Artesian Basin and continued drought assistance are among the few highlights in an “underwhelming” State Budget for agriculture, AgForce said today.

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New guide to help reduce weed risks when feeding cattle

Monday, 12 Jun 2017

A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle.

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Queensland farmers urged to gear up to save lives

Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017

St John Ambulance Queensland and AgForce are joining together to urge all Queensland farmers to have a life-saving defibrillator on their farms to respond in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest.

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AgForce focused on future with State Budget wish list

Monday, 5 Jun 2017

An investment in road and rail infrastructure to help reduce the cost of transporting farm produce from paddock to plate, support for water saving measures in the Great Artesian Basin and the continued roll-out of wild dog exclusion fencing top AgForce’s wish list for next week’s State Budget.

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New Acland mine decision highlights importance of good science

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Land Court’s decision to reject the proposed expansion of the New Acland coal mine highlights the need for good quality science and planning regulations that protect the interests of landholders and ensure agriculture can continue in the long term, AgForce said today.

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Research into Pimelea cattle poisoning gets underway

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A major research project to overcome Pimelea plant poisoning in cattle will now get underway after AgForce successfully negotiated a funding model for the project with Meat and Livestock Australia.

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Geo-park plan rings alarm bells for North Qld graziers

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A plan to declare the entire Etheridge Shire in Far North Queensland as a ‘global geo-park’ is ringing alarm bells for local graziers, AgForce said today.

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Govt admits only “half the story” told in land laws debate

Monday, 22 May 2017

The Palaszczuk Government’s admission tree survey data was flawed showed they were only interested in telling “half the story” around land management laws, AgForce said today.

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AgForce CEO Charles Burke to step down

Thursday, 18 May 2017

AgForce General President Grant Maudsley today announced Charles Burke was stepping down as Chief Executive Officer in August after almost five years at the helm of the peak rural industry organisation.

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AgForce welcomes commonsense decision on NT cattle movements

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne’s Disease, AgForce said today.

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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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