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China delegation to explore opportunities for Queensland agriculture

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016

AgForce will be part of a high-powered business delegation travelling to Shanghai next week to accelerate and activate opportunities for agriculture in the Chinese market.

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Wild dog fencing program welcomed

Thursday, 13 Oct 2016

AgForce has welcomed a plan to roll-out previously announced funding for wild dog control and pest management, and has urged the Queensland Government to get the money out on the ground as soon as possible.

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‘Ideas to Grow With’ the theme for agricultural educators event

Monday, 10 Oct 2016

The latest techniques and technology used to teach agriculture in schools will be the focus of a special event being held in Brisbane in January 2017.

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Premier should dump vegetation laws to boost northern development

Thursday, 6 Oct 2016

The Queensland Premier should use her ‘State of the State’ speech in Townsville today to abandon her flawed vegetation management laws once and for all to help drive agricultural development in North Queensland.

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New workshops to help landholders tackle feral pests

Thursday, 29 Sep 2016

Queensland agricultural producers will be better equipped to deal with feral pests on their land with the roll out of new pest animal management and chemical training workshops across the state.

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Focus on Reef report positives, not negative navel gazing

Wednesday, 28 Sep 2016

The Queensland Government should be focussing on the positive outcomes being delivered to improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef rather than engaging in negative navel gazing about their failed vegetation management laws, AgForce said today.

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Landholders need to be aware of new mining laws taking effect today

Tuesday, 27 Sep 2016

AgForce has urged landholders to be aware of new laws taking effect from today that reinstate community objection rights to mining projects, and allow landholders to ‘opt out’ of conduct and compensation agreements with resources companies.

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New groundwater laws will reduce pressure on landholders

Wednesday, 14 Sep 2016

New laws introduced into State Parliament will help take the pressure off landholders dealing with resources companies on underground water issues, AgForce said today.

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New debt mediation process must deliver improved outcomes for farmers

Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016

A new mandatory farm debt mediation process must ensure costs are kept to a minimum and primary producers have access to skilled professional assistance so they can negotiate on an equal footing with financial institutions, AgForce said today.

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'Every Family Needs A Farmer' message comes to Bridge to Brisbane

Sunday, 28 Aug 2016

A team of thirty producers and AgForce representatives will tie up their running shoes and pound the pavement of Brisbane this morning to bring an important message to the famous 10km Bridge to Brisbane run.

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Queensland proud to be the land of the Rising Champion

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

AgForce is proud that Queensland finalist Kirsty McCormack was named the national 2017 NAB Agribusiness Rising Beef Industry Champion last night in Canberra.

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Drought and beef markets among hot topics for North West Qld field days

Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

Drought policy, beef markets, rural crime issues and national parks will all be on the agenda during multi-topic field days AgForce is hosting in North West Queensland starting next week.

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More action needed to control wild dogs in national parks

Friday, 19 Aug 2016

AgForce has welcomed the removal of wild dogs on a North Queensland island to protect native animals, but has questioned why the Queensland Government is not taking similarly strong action in state-owned and managed national parks.

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Vegetation laws vote a 'victory for common sense'

Friday, 19 Aug 2016

AgForce has welcomed the Queensland Parliament's decision to reject proposed changes to vegetation management laws that would have driven up food prices, stifled regional development and cost jobs.

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AgForce welcomes decision to maintain Livestock Loading Scheme

Friday, 12 Aug 2016

The Queensland Government’s decision to maintain the current Livestock Loading Scheme is a victory for common sense that will keep transport costs down and ensure our primary producers maintain a competitive advantage in the transport of cattle.

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