10 Things to Know from QFF

1. Maintaining the momentum from a productive 16-strong delegation to the Queensland Premier earlier this month, QFF are leading a Queensland Parliamentary e-petition, sponsored by Robbie Katter MP, calling on the Queensland government to put regulations in place to protect the Queensland component of the GAB from future CCS proposals. You can add your voice to the campaign by signing the petition at this link. Thank you LGAQ for your advocacy on this whole of community issue.
2. The Interim Report of the Review of the Grocery Code of Conduct was released last week with independent reviewer Dr Craig Emerson recommending the currently voluntary Code be made mandatory, alongside the introduction of substantial and enforceable penalties. Read more here. Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers have weighed in saying the change will only be a benefit if we get the reporting process right, so growers feel completely protected to speak up. Read more here.
3. Canegrowers are calling for the federal government to implement policies that encourage investment in biofuel manufacturing in Australia. Read more here.
4. QFF are hiring for an Energy Engagement and Education Advisor. This role will drive engagement in key policy discussions, community consultations, and projects related to the renewable energy transition within the agriculture sector. Learn more and apply here.
5. AgriBusiness Connect is conducting a short survey on behalf of the Queensland Government to gain insights from growers and producers regarding their perspectives on sustainability and the circular economy.  Take part here.
6. Are you a Central Queensland canegrower looking to transform your sugarcane operation? RCS Australia is seeking 10 farmers to join the exclusive Sugarcane Practice Change Program. Watch this short video to learn more.
7. Have your say: To support their Net Zero Plan, the Australian Government is developing an Electricity and Energy Sector Plan with submissions closing Friday, 26 April. Find the discussion paper and survey here.
8. Nuffield’s 2025 Nuffield Scholarships are now open, closing on 31 May 2024. The 15-week scholarships come with a $40,000 bursary to support those working in the food and fibre industries to research a topic relevant to their business, community or industry. Learn more and apply here.
9. A Far North Queensland farmer has grown a 45-kilogram jackfruit – the fruit typically grows in the range of 5 to 15kg. Read more here. What a powerhouse food producing region FNQ is!
10. QFF will be presenting at the upcoming Solar and Storage Live event taking place on 1-2 May at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Learn more and get your free tickets here.
  • April 15, 2024
Tanya Howard
 

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