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10 Things To Know From QFF

1. With less than 2 weeks until election day, QFF is becoming increasingly concerned at the lack of detail in key policy announcements relating to Queensland agriculture. QFF has outlined what we consider our key policy pillars for the 2022 Federal Election to be and are calling on all parties to articulate their position on each of these important areas. Read the QFF President’s Column for more info here
2. Some regions are experiencing significant flooding due to the current sustained rainfall.
 
Producers who experience losses or damage to their property are encouraged to fill in our Natural Disaster Impact Survey to help the Queensland Government and industry quickly assess the regions for financial recovery assistance.
 
Keep records of any impacts, including date-stamped photos. This will inform eligibility for assistance as each natural disaster event is a separate claim. Producers will need to assess and document damages and losses from this event to submit a claim once Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements are activated.
 
3. The Warwick and Dalby Drought Forums 18 – 19 May postponed due to the flooding. New dates are: 
Warwick – 15 June 2022
Dalby – 16 June 2022
More info to come shortly.
4. QFF has partnered with ErgonEnergy & Energex to offer farmers belonging to any of QFF’s 20 industry members a 50 per cent co-contribution a maximum of $500 to match the funds of installing up to 10 rotamarkers on their properties. More info here:
5. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION is now open for the Queensland AgWorkforce Summit on 3 – 5 August 2022. You can save $50 per registration during early bird so act fast! For more info, go to the Summit website.
6. Consultation has opened on an AgTech Roadmap for Queensland to drive digital and technological transformation of Queensland’s agriculture sector. The roadmap will be created through collaboration and input from stakeholders across the AgTech network, including industry, business, research organisations and government. Have your say here
7. Taste farm life on the school hols! The Qld Gov has launched a new marketing program that encourages families to Taste Farm Life and visit/stay at Queensland farms. The program is designed to educate consumers about farm life and also support revenue diversification for the emerging agri-tourism sector. Head to qld.gov.au/tastefarmlife to learn more.
8. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner said Local Drought Committees (LDCs) recommended the drought revocation of another six shires and one part-shire after a good wet season in some areas. Read the media statement here
9. Bundaberg Producers – Water demand and needs survey.
We are encouraging Bundaberg producers to have input into the BBRWA by completing the NCEconomics survey by Friday 17 June. Link to survey: https://alluviumgroup.mysocialpinpoint.com.au/rwa-bundaberg-burnett/home
10. FMD has been detected in Indonesia and it is critical that Queensland farmers are vigilant. If you suspect the presence of this disease you must report it to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contact the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888. More information about FMD is available on the Biosecurity Queensland website and from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.  




 
  • May 16, 2022