Queensland AgTech Targets Drought Resistance


A Queensland start-up that’s developed plant-breeding technology that could make many of the world’s crops drought and virus resistant has received backing from the State Government to rapidly progress its technology to export overseas. Nexgen Plants recently received approval by US government … [Read more...]

AgForce to Transition to New Leadership Team


AgForce Queensland will transition to a new leadership team later this year with South Burnett cattle producer Georgie Somerset to become the new General President after Grant Maudsley chose not to re-nominate for the position following four years in the top job. The changeover will take effect … [Read more...]

QFF Welcomes Offset Moves

sheep shorn in yard

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed announcements from Westpac and ANZ that they too will now allow farmers to offset money held in Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) against their agricultural lending. QFF CEO Travis Tobin says the capitulation from Westpac and ANZ meant that … [Read more...]

Qantas Flies into Drought Relief

qantas drought aid

Qantas has become the latest corporate giant to throw its support behind farmers and plans to, along with its customers, donate $3 million to help provide relief to Australia’s drought affected farming communities. The national carrier has announced a partnership with charity Rural Aid to help … [Read more...]

The Next Generation of Agricultural Leaders

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Passionate innovators and key influencers in the agricultural sector will once again be recognised, with nominations now open for the Peter Kenny Medal. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner says this years’ the Minister’s Emerging Leader’s Award will be … [Read more...]

Shorten Should Dump Land Laws

Bill Shorten

AgForce is Calling on Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to dump Labor's plans to impose more restrictions on how farmers manage their land to show he was serious about regional economic development. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says he’s pleased Mr Shorten was visiting drought-affected … [Read more...]

New Locally Developed Forage Oat

Warlock forage oat

Queensland Government scientists have cast their spell to create ‘Warlock’, a new forage oat variety with the highest total forage yield on the market. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner launched the new feed source in Toowoomba, announcing it will be … [Read more...]