$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...]

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...]