Drought Support Forum in Charleville

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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.   AgForce Drought Project Manager Tahna Jackson says the 'Managing Risks: Securing the Future' forum at the … [Read more...]

Next Step Premier – Balanced Land Use Laws

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The Premiers’ crowing about high value crops as she spruiks the value of the chick pea boom highlights a need for her to now back balanced and sensible land use laws, according to AgForce. AgForce General President Grant Maudsley says the Premier's visit to the Far North this week was the ideal … [Read more...]

Getting Better with Age? – Some New Stats

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56 - that’s the average age of an Australian Framer according to latest Bureau of Statistics figures.   The2015-2016 Census shows that age is up from 54 ten years ago. Our average famer is likely to have been toiling on the land for 35 years and famers main focus is livestock or wheat and … [Read more...]

Cattle Council CEO Steps Down

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The Cattle Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer Duncan Bremner has tendered his resignation today.   Mr Bremner says he has resigned because he feels he is not “the right person” to lead the CCA in its current form through the significant reforms they must undertake. “The … [Read more...]

QRFA and AgForce Align Industry Partnership

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The Queensland Association Inc (QRFA), have signed a partnership agreement today with AgForce, Queensland's peak organisation for broadacre primary producers. Both peak industry associations have come together to build a partnership platform that will align key events in rural and regional … [Read more...]

Rail Project Vital to Ease Truck Traffic

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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. AgForce Grains President Wayne Newton says while the Main Roads Minister had been on a 'Bruce blitz road trip up the Queensland … [Read more...]

ACCC 2015-16 Water Monitoring Report

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released its seventh annual Water Monitoring Report, covering 2015-16, and says it shows the effects of structural changes in the Murray-Darling Basin. ACCC Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes says this year’s report highlights that operators and … [Read more...]