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Rockhampton air freight trial could be a boon for beef

Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017

The Rockhampton Regional Council’s plans to establish the region as a “transport and logistics hub” could deliver significant benefits for the beef industry, AgForce said today.

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‘Paddock to plate’ beef business showcases sustainable farm practices

Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017

A Queensland ‘paddock to plate’ beef business is showcasing the benefits of adopting a best management practices program to improve their productivity and demonstrate their environmental credentials to consumers.

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Grain growers want urgent overhaul of transport red tape

Friday, 21 Jul 2017

Transport rules for heavy agricultural vehicles are out of date and need to be overhauled urgently so Queensland primary producers can get on with the job of farming instead of being tied up in red tape, AgForce said today.

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Water release a welcome boost for the north-west

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

The release of thousands of megalitres of water in the Flinders and Gilbert River catchments was a positive step towards unlocking the enormous potential for irrigated agriculture in north-west Queensland, AgForce said today.

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Charleville to host drought support forum and AgForce board meetings

Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017

Charleville will be in the agricultural spotlight later this month when it hosts a free community drought support forum and meetings of AgForce’s Cattle and Sheep and Wool boards.

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Far North crops could boom with balanced land use laws

Monday, 10 Jul 2017

High value crops could become a key feature of the agricultural landscape in Far North Queensland and the vision of a ‘northern food bowl’ could be fully realized if the Palaszczuk Government was willing to back balanced and sensible land use laws, AgForce said today.

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CQ inland port investment great news for grain growers

Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017

A new state-of-the-art grain handling facility will now be built to anchor the proposed Central Queensland inland port near Emerald after the Queensland Government today announced funding for a new rail siding connecting to the site.

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Queensland primary producers join Hong Kong trade delegation

Wednesday, 5 Jul 2017

AgForce will be part of a high-powered business delegation travelling to Hong Kong in September to accelerate and activate opportunities for agriculture in the Asian market.

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First type-one road train rolls into Rocky over weekend

Monday, 3 Jul 2017

The first type-one road train made its way through Rockhampton on the weekend to deliver cattle directly to a Rockhampton processor, a move that will save primary producers time and money, AgForce said today.

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Grains rail project would take thousands of trucks off roads

Thursday, 29 Jun 2017

More than 20,000 trucks would be taken off regional roads if the State Government invested in a proposed grains rail freight project in southern and central Queensland.

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QRFA and AgForce align industry partnership

Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017

The Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Inc (QRFA), have signed a partnership agreement today with AgForce, Queensland’s peak organisation for broadacre primary producers.

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Sky Muster data doubling a boost for the bush

Tuesday, 27 Jun 2017

Today’s announcement of significantly increased data limits for nbn Sky Muster satellite internet customers was a welcome boost for regional, rural and remote Queenslanders who were desperate for better telecommunications services, AgForce said today.

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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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