Queensland kids to lose out from ag education cut

Thursday, 13 Sep 2018

Queensland school students will be the big losers from the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to cut funding for a hands-on agricultural education program that showcases where food comes from and highlights job opportunities in agriculture, AgForce said today.

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Drought affected farmers urge rethink on land use laws

Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

AgForce is calling for a rethink on land use laws that have made it more complicated and difficult for farmers to feed their animals during times of drought.

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Minister misleading with mulga ‘mythbuster’

Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018

The Palaszczuk Government’s new vegetation management laws have made it more complicated and difficult for farmers to feed their animals during drought, AgForce said today.

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Council condemned for hiking rates of drought affected farmers

Thursday, 23 Aug 2018

Drought affected farmers in the South Burnett face more financial and emotional stress following the local council’s decision to hike rural rates by between eight and 17 per cent this year, AgForce Queensland said today.

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Latest cattle research showcased at Rockhampton field day

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018

Central Queensland cattle producers wanting to learn more about the latest industry research and development are encouraged to attend a free forum at Central Queensland University and the Belmont Research Station near Rockhampton next week.

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Additional government and community drought support welcome

Monday, 20 Aug 2018

New Federal Government drought relief measures and continued community support are a boost for Queensland farmers and regional towns that have been doing it tough for a long time, AgForce said today.

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AgForce to transition to new leadership team

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018

AgForce Queensland will transition to a new leadership team later this year with South Burnett cattle producer Georgie Somerset to become the new General President after Grant Maudsley chose not to re-nominate for the position following four years in the top job.

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Mental health support for drought-affected communities welcome

Monday, 13 Aug 2018

AgForce has welcomed the Queensland Premier’s announcement of funding for mental health and financial counselling services in drought-affected communities.

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Shorten should dump land laws plan to help farmers

Thursday, 9 Aug 2018

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten should dump Labor’s plans to impose more restrictions on how farmers manage their land to show he was serious about regional economic development, a peak representative body for Queensland farmers said today.

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Green heart of agriculture beats in the heart of Brisbane

Wednesday, 8 Aug 2018

An enthusiastic group of farmers and supporters gathered in the Centre Ring at the Brisbane Ekka Showgrounds today to help make the green heart of agriculture beat in the heart of the city.

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Queensland farmers welcome Federal Government drought relief

Sunday, 5 Aug 2018

AgForce Queensland has welcomed additional Federal Government financial support announced today to help drought-affected farming families put food on the table and meet essential household expenses.

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Cattle tick outbreaks a greater risk due to lack of resources

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2018

Queensland cattle producers are frustrated and worried a lack of State Government resources is leaving them more exposed to tick outbreaks, AgForce said today.

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Farm Household Allowance review must ensure assistance is accessible

Monday, 30 Jul 2018

AgForce has welcomed a review of Farm Household Allowance to ensure drought-affected farmers can access and make the most of the assistance available to get them through tough times.

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AgForce welcomes release of Queensland rural debt survey

Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018

Queensland farmers have worked hard to improve their financial resilience despite ongoing dry conditions with a new survey revealing rural debt levels are relatively stable and the quality of debt has improved.

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Queensland farmers welcome more support from NAB

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018

AgForce Queensland has welcomed the move by NAB to offer more support and financial flexibility for its rural customers, particularly drought-affected farmers, and encouraged other major rural lenders to follow suit.

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