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Now more than ever Government must Stand With agriculture on exports

Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020

By AgForce CEO Mike Guerin.  Farming has always been at the forefront of Australia’s development, feeding and clothing our growing population while providing an underlying economic...

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AgForce advocates for investment into QLD’s priority roads

Friday, 18 Sep 2020

Originally published by Regional Development Australia (PDF)AgForce Queensland, who is a peak organisation representing Queensland's rural producers, advocates for the unlocking of key strategic...

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Let's reward farmers for conservation outcomes - not penalise them!

Wednesday, 9 Sep 2020

By AgForce CEO Michael Guerin. It's true that farmers are the ultimate conservationists.Their land is their life and their livelihood (and often a family legacy).It's no exaggeration to say that...

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Agriculture must be sustainable in ALL ways - always

Wednesday, 2 Sep 2020

By AgForce Ag Business Committee chairman Mark Collins.We primary producers have always been proud of our vital contribution to Australia's economy and culture. This role will be especially apparent...

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Sustainable ag the key to unlocking multi-billion northern potential

Thursday, 27 Aug 2020

By AgForce NQ President Matt Bennetto.  Australia punches well above its weight in so many categories.In my field of agriculture, for example, we produce three times as much food and fibre...

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LNP adopting AgForce’s landscape management policy a win for agriculture

Thursday, 20 Aug 2020

The decision by the LNP to adopt AgForce’s landscape management policy in close to its entirety is a win for environmentally sustainable agriculture and AgForce’s progressive...

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Better services = stronger regions. What don’t they get?

Thursday, 13 Aug 2020

By AgForce General President Georgie Somerset. Like me, I’m sure you were floored by media reports this week that the Department of Agriculture & Fisheries has further reduced...

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Ad hoc, city-centric road planning costing Queensland billions

Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

Queensland’s failure to develop and fund a comprehensive and strategic road program – instead focusing on emergency fixes and urban roads that attract public attention – is costing...

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Revitalising Queensland? Our arteries need an urgent transfusion

Thursday, 6 Aug 2020

By AgForce CEO Michael Guerin. It’s no exaggeration to say that Queensland’s transport infrastructure is its lifeblood.We are one of Australia’s largest, most geographically...

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Agriculture proud to lead national carbon target – jointly with science

Thursday, 6 Aug 2020

AgForce has welcomed today’s commitment by the agriculture industry to lead the national objective of carbon neutrality by 2050 – and has called for vital collaboration with...

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The ‘smart state’ is pretty dumb when it comes to ag education

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020

by AgForce General President Georgie Somerset. It sometimes surprises me just how little people living in our cities know about their food and where it comes from.It is even more remarkable that...

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Our last chance to make Reef science make sense

Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020

by AgForce Reef Taskforce Chair Alex Stubbs. Primary producers and regional communities up and down the coast are holding their collective breath to see whether the Senate inquiry into Reef...

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Spotlight on water security for farmers vital for regional communities

Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020

AgForce has welcomed the LNP’s plan to reduce water prices for Queensland farmers, as well as the release of the long-awaited Great Artesian Basin Strategic Management Plan, because secure and...

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Senate inquiry last chance for pristine Reef and strong communities

Monday, 27 Jul 2020

The Senate inquiry into Reef science being held in Brisbane today is our last chance to maintain a pristine Great Barrier Reef alongside a productive and sustainable farming sector and strong...

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COVID not the only animal-borne disease farmers are battling

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2020

AgForce is calling on the State Government to invest in and improve access to the vaccine for Q fever, a little-known infectious disease that causes significant lifelong health issues for farm...

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