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CANE-TRENDS AT AGROTREND

Bundaberg CANEGROWERS in association with the Agrotrend Field Day Committee provided growers with the opportunity to visit AgroTrend for Farmers Day Friday, and to also take a half-day bus tour to participate in the following activities:

  • Canetec Factory at Bundaberg Technology Park
  • New SRA site at Pashleys Road for site development briefing
  • Grain in Cane Co-operative Soybean Harvest and Facilities

The CANEGROWERS marquee was on site and hosted a number of static displays and presentations.

Congratulations to Ovo Pty Limited, first prize winner of the CANEGROWERS members’ draw and Mr CL Cella, second prize winner.

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Farm Management Grants

Farm Management Grants are now available to assist eligible Queensland primary producers or their relatives offset the costs of professional advice associated with succession planning.

Costs eligible for the rebate include those for professional advice provided by suitably qualified professionals including for example, accountants, succession advisors or solicitors – view QRAA Frequently Asked Questions or guidelines for more details.

Rebates of up to 50 per cent of the amount paid for professional advice, to a maximum of $2,500 for each financial year of the scheme, are available. To receive a rebate for a financial year, an application must be received in that year and may include an application made before professional advice is received.

This scheme will close to applications 30 June 2019.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Farm Management Grant, you must:

  • be a primary producer, or a relative of the primary producer for a primary production enterprise
  • have paid, or will pay for advice relating to transferring or acquiring an interest in the primary production enterprise from a suitably qualified professional, at or after 23 March 2017

Full eligibility information and terms and conditions can be found in the Farm Management Grant guidelines.

How to apply

 
 

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS TO DIFFERENT ROAD CLASSES

 

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 Projects and Events


SMARTCANE BMP

The “Smartcane BMP” Program is an opportunity for sugarcane growers throughout the state to showcase their farming practices. Smartcane BMP Facilitators in your local CANEGROWERS office are available to assist growers to register on the Smartcane BMP website and to complete assessment questionnaires about various aspects of their farming practices. Growers who have registered on Smartcane BMP and completed the assessments are invited to seek assistance from their local facilitator to achieve Smartcane BMP accreditation. Facilitated training and assistance sessions are held at CANEGROWERS office each Thursday morning. For further details on the Smartcane BMP Program click here.

Insurance

CANEGROWERS Insurance Scheme  - owned by growers, working for growers, was commenced in 2012 to look after our members’ insurance needs. Wide Bay Authorised Representative Colin Mobbs has extensive experience in looking after the insurance needs of the rural sector and has assisted many of our members to ensure that their insurance cover is tailored to their requirements. Col provides a personalised on-farm service to growers, primarily servicing CGU’s Canepol insurance policies. He also has access to a broad range of other insurance products and alternative underwriters so that appropriate insurance cover can be obtained for all aspects of members’ businesses at the best price.

To contact Col to discuss your insurance needs call 4151 2555 or on mobile on 0418 891 783.

 

 Irrigation Planning and Management Project

Bundaberg CANEGROWERS Ltd

Our Mission is to provide representation, leadership and services and promote unity in the interest of our members.

Our Goals are to provide an effective and efficient service through a focus on members' key concerns within a changing environment. To maximise member and industry proceeds by marketing current and future sugar production through a structure that is transparent and accountable to the industry. To ensure that industry growth is managed and market driven within a sustainable sugar industry. To ensure environmentally and financially sustainable production through managing and coordinating inputs and resources.

Our Vision is to ensure a secure and profitable future for Bundaberg CANEGROWERS members.


  

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Latest News

Reef Regulations submission

To view our submission response to the ‘Enhancing regulations to ensure clean water for a healthy Great Barrier Reef and prosperous Queensland’ - Discussion paper click here.

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2017-18 Federal Budget - NFF Commentary and Analysis

TheNational Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has given the Federal Budget an overall grade of ‘B+’ with wins on Inland Rail and small business taxation. To read NFF's full report click here.

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Australian Farmers Weekly Wrap

Click here to view this weeks news update.

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QFF Weekly Update

Here's 10 things to know from QFF

  1. Did you catch the ABC's new TV series War on Waste highlighting our farmers frustration with on-farm food waste? Catch up on the episode HERE.
  2. QFF Industry member Growcom has launched the Fair Farms Initiative at Hort Connections to improve fair working conditions for workers and growers. Growcom statement HERE. Minister Ruston statement HERE
  3. Federal Budget funding for Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail has been welcomed by QFF as win for farmers. See QFF President Stuart Armitage's QCL column HERE.
  4. Australian consumers are buying free-range eggs for taste and nutrition not animal welfare, according to research by Adelaide University. ABC Article HERE.
  5. The Australian Government's new Youth Jobs PaTH program is making it easier for farm businesses to recruit young people through trial work placement. More information HERE.
  6. The Queensland and Northern Australia Drought and Climate Adaptation Program (DCAP) is seeking farmer and industry feedback to help benchmark agriculture climate variability. Have your say by taking the survey HERE.
  7. Farm Management Grants are available to primary producers to offset costs of professional advice on succession planning. QLD producers can receive rebates of up to 50% and a maximum of $2500. Apply HERE.
  8. The State Government has launched its annual farm safety calendar competition encouraging students across the state to draw pictures of farm health and safety. Enter NOW
  9. The University of Adelaide is researching why workplace injuries occur in hot conditions and needs to hear from farmers. Have your say HERE
  10. The QFF Energy Savers team has two upcoming events. The FNQ Field Days in Mareeba 24-26 May and the Lockyer valley flowers, horticulture and nursery energy and water field day 28 June. RSVP to Lockyer Valley field day HERE.

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