AgForce Not Impressed

qld-ag-schools SIPP

Statements made by State Agriculture Minister mark Furner last week in State Parliament have drawn the ire AgForce. The Minister’s claims to the House that the popular school agricultural program that reaches over 10,000 Queensland students a year is “no longer relevant” have been slammed by … [Read more...]

Council Meets with Investors

Maranoa Regional Councillors meet with the Valinda Team Consortium (002)

Moves for a meatworks near Wallumbilla have stepped up a notch. Maranoa Mayor Tyson Golder and Councillors Peter Flynn, David Schefe and Wendy Newman have met with the Valinda Team Consortium, joint-investors who are in the process of producing a Development Application for a proposed meatworks … [Read more...]

Ag Ed Is ‘Irrelevant’

SIPP Agforce

“No Longer Relevant” is the reason Agriculture Minister Mark Furner has given this week in State Parliament behind the cut to a popular school-based agriculture program. The AG Force run SIPP program is set to be cut from schools across the State from next year by the Queensland … [Read more...]

A Publicity Stunt – The Minister Thinks So

Coles 10c litre milk

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has joined the growing queue of critics to the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund-, saying it’s nothing more than a farce. The Minister says the Coles 10c/litre ‘milk levy’ and the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund supplies no guarantee the money raised will … [Read more...]

Wild Dog Fencing Funds a boost

wild dog exclusion fencing

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. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the continued Federal and State Government … [Read more...]

New Federal Focus to Drought Relief

drought declared

An announcement is expected today from Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg establishing a new Drought Taskforce that will work with banks and the National Farmers Federation. Mr Frydenberg will chair the taskforce and says its key objective are to keep local economies strong and help relieve … [Read more...]

Roma Saleyards Improvement Stage 1 Plan

Construction progressing strongly at the Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan Stage 1 selling pens (002)

Maranoa Regional Councillor Peter Flynn says he’s thrilled to see, the construction of the new selling yards developing The Roma Saleyards Improvement Plan Stage 1 is progressing with the selling pen yard frames now complete and welding of the fence rails now in full swing. Councillor Flynn, … [Read more...]

Minister Weighs in on Glyphosate

spraying a field

Federal Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud, says the science showed the popular farm pesticide could be used safely saying the weight of the objective scientific evidence shows when used in accordance with label instructions, glyphosate can be used safely. Mr Littleproud’s comments follow … [Read more...]