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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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Rural landholders urged to check new valuations

Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017

AgForce is urging rural landholders to check new land valuations released today are correct to ensure they don’t end up paying more in council rates and leasehold rent than they should.

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Functional stock route reform needed, not flawed laws

Wednesday, 8 Mar 2017

The Queensland Government must focus on developing a practical, workable and well-funded management framework for the state’s 2.6 million-hectare stock route network rather than pushing ahead with flawed laws, AgForce said today.

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AgForce welcomes biosecurity expert as North West Regional Manager

Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017

Barcaldine based Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson has hit the ground running today as AgForce’s North West Regional Manager.

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'Best and brightest' sought to drive agricultural policy

Wednesday, 1 Mar 2017

AgForce is seeking innovative, bright thinkers to help drive key policies to take agriculture and rural Queensland forward.

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Boost for farm loans schemes welcomed

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017

AgForce has welcomed the announcement of additional funding for concessional loans for Queensland primary producers to expand their existing businesses and invest in new opportunities for growth.

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Rural and Regional Queensland gets a voice on the ABC Board

Monday, 27 Feb 2017

The appointment of AgForce’s South East Queensland Regional Director Georgie Somerset to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board ensures that rural and regional Queensland has a voice on the national stage, AgForce said today.

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