10 things to know from QFF

  1. QFF is seeking interested participants for involvement in a wellbeing program to support farmers after natural disasters to recover and remain resilient for future events. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
  2. QFF and its industry members have welcomed the Queensland LNP’s commitment to grow north Queensland’s rice industry by expanding SunRice’s Brandon Mill if elected this month. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
  3. QFF and its industry members have welcomed the Queensland Labor Party’s commitment to expand current, and deliver new, TAFE facilities to skill the agriculture workforce of the future if elected this month. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
  4. On the International Day of Rural Women last week, QFF called on all political parties ahead of the state election to support the participation of a diverse agricultural workforce. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
  5. Individual policy reforms may seem reasonable. Collectively, it is very different picture. The cumulative impact of government policies run the risk of becoming insurmountable and they are challenging the viability of many farm businesses. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
  6. Join the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance, TAFE Queensland and leading industry partners for a webinar series offering farm information and insights in November. Including sessions on connecting your devices to your paddock, internet accessibility and protecting against malicious cyber activity. Register HERE.
  7. Are you a farmer who employs workers from diverse cultures and languages? Join the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance and Moving Cultures Moving Stories for a webinar at 9.30am on 21 October to learn how to break down barriers and promote meaningful communication in your work environment. Register HERE.
  8. The Department of Agriculture and FisheriesDrought and Climate Adaptation Program, of which QFF and partners Willis Towers Watson and the University of Southern Queensland are project members, collected the Government award at the 2020 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards. Learn how we’re helping farmers HERE.
  9. The Australian cotton industry is working to understand apparent changes to export conditions for Australian cotton to the People’s Republic of China. Read QFF industry member Cotton Australia’s media statement HERE.
  10. Rabobank’s latest report, Dairy export boom beckons in ASEAN-6 – with a push and a pull, has identified that demand for dairy in Southeast Asia is set to surge over the coming decade, creating future opportunities for key dairy-exporting regions, including Australia. Read more HERE.
  • October 19, 2020
Sam Houston
 

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