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Best and brightest sought to drive agricultural policy

Wednesday, 28 Nov 2018

AgForce is seeking experienced, enthusiastic and creative thinkers to help drive policies that ensure the continued sustainability and growth of Queensland agribusiness.

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Rockhampton forum to focus on future proofing your agribusiness

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018

Central Queensland primary producers wanting to learn how to use innovation, financial structures and long-term planning to build a sustainable agribusiness are encouraged to attend a special forum in Rockhampton in mid-December.

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Farmers at Brisbane markets to celebrate National AgDay

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

National AgDay celebrations have come to the Brisbane CBD today with farmers from right throughout Queensland attending the Jan Powers Farmers’ Markets to meet with market-goers, answer questions about farming and thank Australians for their support.

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Sustainability and technology the focus for agricultural educators event

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2018

‘Sustaining our agri-future’ and the role of cutting-edge science and technology in agriculture will be the focus of a biennial event for the nation’s agricultural educators being held in Brisbane in January 2019.

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Molasses arrives from overseas to assist drought-stricken farmers

Monday, 19 Nov 2018

The first container shipment of molasses from Vietnam arrives at the Brisbane Port today with the cattle feed supplement to be distributed throughout Queensland amid concerns local supplies were running out due to the prolonged drought.

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CQ beef producer to take helm as AgForce Cattle President

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018

Increased investment in biosecurity, the introduction of cattle lay pregnancy testing and embracing new technologies to improve productivity will be among the key priorities for Calliope beef producer Will Wilson in his new role as AgForce Queensland’s Cattle President.

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Southern Qld farmer to continue as AgForce Sheep and Wool President

Monday, 12 Nov 2018

Rebuilding Queensland’s sheep and wool industry, the continued rollout of wild dog exclusion fencing and encouraging new entrants will be high on the agenda for Bungunya farmer Alan Rae in his next term as AgForce Sheep and Wool President.

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Queenslanders urged to celebrate National AgDay

Monday, 12 Nov 2018

National AgDay provides an opportunity for all Queenslanders to celebrate farmers’ role in sustainably feeding and clothing the world, AgForce CEO Michael Guerin said today.

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Hundreds of school kids attend ‘Moo Baa Munch’ before funds cut

Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018

Almost 600 school students will learn about job opportunities in agriculture and where their food comes from at a major agricultural education event in Toowoomba this week that will be the last of its kind because of Palaszczuk Government funding cuts.

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Impact of drought laid bare in survey of Queensland farmers

Thursday, 25 Oct 2018

A survey of Queensland farmers has revealed about half had lost more than half their annual income due to drought and about 60 per cent had less than half their potential water supply.

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Farmers unite to call for ag education program to continue

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018

The Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) and AgForce have united to call on the Palaszczuk Government to maintain funding for a hands-on agricultural education program that showcases where food comes from and highlights job opportunities in agriculture.

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Producers to learn more about Pimelea cattle poisoning research

Monday, 22 Oct 2018

Southern Queensland primary producers wanting to know more about research being done to help prevent cattle being poisoned by toxic Pimelea plants are encouraged to attend free information sessions in Roma, Begonia and St George next week.

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Cattle producers urged to have their say on lay preg testing

Friday, 19 Oct 2018

Cattle producers are being urged to let the State Government know that lay pregnancy testing is a key herd management tool that can help producers to lift fertility rates and in turn the productivity and profitability of their enterprises AgForce said today.

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Western Downs farmer elected AgForce Grains President

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018

Better transport networks and freight facilities, maintaining agriculture’s social licence and drought assistance for grains producers will be key priorities for Western Downs farmer Brendan Taylor in his new role as AgForce Queensland’s Grains President.

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Wild dog fencing funds boosting regional communities

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018

AgForce has welcomed the opening of applications for the next round of wild dog exclusion fencing funding, and urged the Queensland Government to ensure the money gets out on the ground as soon as possible.

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