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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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AgForce to present to world’s largest ag educators conference in USA

Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016

Two AgForce Queensland representatives will speak at the world’s largest agricultural educators conference in the United States next week.

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Murray Darling decision to inflict further pain on Queensland communities

Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016

More jobs will be lost and further pain inflicted on regional Queensland communities if the Murray Darling Basin Authority’s recommendation to take further water from agricultural production is adopted, AgForce said today.

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One week to go until grains industry’s night of nights

Friday, 18 Nov 2016

With the grains harvest in full swing and just a week to go before the grains industry “night of nights”, Queensland grain growers are being urged to get in quick to book their place at the annual event celebrating the sector’s successes.

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New AgForce board to work to advance rural Queensland

Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016

Improving transport routes and regulations, ending the data drought in the bush and ensuring government policies allow agriculture to grow and prosper will be among the key issues the new AgForce Queensland Farmers Limited board will pursue over the next two years.

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Minister Byrne urged to be a champion for the bush

Friday, 11 Nov 2016

AgForce has congratulated Bill Byrne on his appointment as Queensland Agriculture Minister and urged him to be a strong advocate for agriculture both in the community and in the Cabinet room.

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New water laws deliver benefits for landholders

Thursday, 10 Nov 2016

New laws passed in State Parliament overnight will help take the pressure off landholders dealing with resources companies over underground water issues, AgForce said today.

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Proposed new stock route laws miss the mark

Thursday, 3 Nov 2016

New laws that give councils full control of the 2.6 million hectares network for travelling livestock in Queensland miss the mark by failing to put in place appropriate safeguards to ensure the stock routes are managed properly.

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New research into the impact of CSG on agriculture unveiled at Chinchilla forum

Wednesday, 2 Nov 2016

The University of Queensland (UQ) will unveil the results of new research into the coal seam gas industry’s socio-economic impact, its interaction with agriculture and effects on water at a special forum in Chinchilla in mid-November.

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Grains Gala Dinner to celebrate industry's achievements

Thursday, 27 Oct 2016

The who’s who of the grains industry will gather in Emerald next month for a gala dinner and industry tours to celebrate the sector’s successes and shine a light on the diversity and quality of agricultural production in Central Queensland.

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Queensland beef roads funding welcomed

Monday, 24 Oct 2016

The Federal Government’s $138 million commitment to upgrade key beef and northern Queensland roads will unlock economic development opportunities and make it easier to transport cattle to markets, AgForce said today.

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