Locals Urged to Celebrate National AgDay

Nat Ag Day

What’s your plan for Wednesday, 21 st November? It’s National AgDay and a great opportunity for all to celebrate farmers' role in sustainably feeding and clothing the world. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says National AgDay is a chance for all Australians to celebrate the good farmers do, and … [Read more...]

The Mix-Agriculture and Mining

New Acland coal mine

New Hope’s Ackland mine site has had its environmental credentials formally recognised with the Queensland Government certifying 349 hectares of progressively rehabilitated mined land at its New Acland coal mine operations on the Darling Downs. Managing Director Shane Stephan says the … [Read more...]

$17 million For Drought-Stricken Communities

Tackling Tough Times Together 1

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has extended and expanded its Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program to provide support to drought-affected communities across the country over the next three years. FRRR’s CEO, Natalie Egleton, says that from today, community … [Read more...]

Farmers Welcome Improved Water Access

Channel irrigation

QFF has welcomed new laws passed by the Queensland Government allowing the temporary release of water reserved for future infrastructure including dams and weirs to provide opportunistic supply. QFF President Stuart Armitage says the changes would ensure farmers would be able to make use of … [Read more...]

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...]