AgForce's core business is lobbying industry and government on behalf of our members to secure sustainable, profitable, and productive agriculture in Queensland.
Find out more by checking out our submissions and current advocacy work.
The list of policy areas we cover is extensive and encompasses local and state government – and as a member of the National Farmers' Federation, AgForce members also have a national voice.
Our policies are divided up into four areas:
AgForce has achieved a lot with and for you over the past 12 months. Find out more about our key policy achievements.
Members can access our quarterly policy reports by signing in and accessing our Resources.
Federal and state election policies
Each election, AgForce releases policy publications detailing key policies to be implemented by an incoming government to best promote prosperity across the agriculture sector.
Find out more about our federal and state election policies.
AgForce policy development
The development and advocacy of policies that advance member's interests are key roles for AgForce as a representative body. It is a strong focus for the AgForce Board who decide policy direction and are ultimately responsible to the members for outcomes.
To support these efforts, once elected, the Board prioritises key general policy areas for AgForce. These are resourced with dedicated, skills-based policy committees receiving dedicated policy staffing, and made up of volunteer chairs and members.
To ensure policy development, positioning and advocacy is consistent, coordinated and continuously improving, a Policy Coordination Group has also been formed. This group is chaired by a member of the Board and made up of policy committee chairs and staff. AgForce Board members and commodity Presidents may also attend meetings.
Learn more about our committees.
Developing a strategic vision for broadacre agriculture and food production
It is vital that governments and other stakeholders adopt policies that work towards enabling our nation's primary producers to continue to sustainably produce the high-quality food and fibre essential to life.
An important activity for AgForce therefore is to ensure that the interests of Queensland's broadacre primary producers are effectively considered by governments when they are developing long term strategic plans and policies that affect our members’ farming operations.
As a member of the National Farmers Federation (NFF), AgForce has representation on national policy committees to provide the perspective of Queensland's broadacre industries into the development of strategic policy positions and in advocacy efforts to governments.
AgForce also engages directly with the Federal Government to promote the interests of our members to ensure there is a clear policy framework supporting agriculture.
Informed by member feedback, AgForce regularly makes submissions to Federal and State Governments on strategic agricultural development planning.