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AgForce will hold State Government to account on its ‘sham’ Lake Eyre consultation

Tuesday, 24 Dec 2019

The State Government has finished the year as it began – developing new environmental legislation in secret meetings with greens activist groups without offering other stakeholders an...

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Banks take fresh look at supporting farm businesses through drought

Friday, 20 Dec 2019

AgForce General President Georgie Somerset has commended the banking sector for their commitment to understanding the long-term, on-the-ground impacts of drought on farming families and investigating...

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Let’s solve water security before we worry about water meters: AgForce

Tuesday, 10 Dec 2019

The current furore over water meters is “putting the water cart before the horse” according to AgForce, who say the State first needs to solve its water security issue.AgForce’s...

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Environment roundtable shows State Govt has learnt nothing

Friday, 6 Dec 2019

The State Government’s deliberate exclusion of farmers and other industry groups from a roundtable convened to discuss environmental issues shows how little it has learnt about the importance...

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Growing national interest in ‘natural capital’ a potential game-changer

Thursday, 5 Dec 2019

AgForce has welcomed endorsement by the National Farmers Federation (NFF) and the Federal Government that the concept of ‘natural capital’ offers a way to improve both environmental...

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AgForce persistence delivers lay pregnancy testing for cattle industry

Monday, 2 Dec 2019

AgForce has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Industry Development Mark Furner that certified producers will soon be able to conduct pregnancy tests and ovarian scanning on...

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Speech: General President's report, AgForce AGM 2019

Friday, 29 Nov 2019

By General President Georgie SomersetWelcome and acknowledgmentsI am very proud to be talking to you today as General President at AgForce my first AGM.And what a year it has been! One of the...

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Speech: Georgie Somerset for AgForce's 20th anniversary event

Thursday, 28 Nov 2019

Hi everyone. Most of you would know I’m Georgie Somerset, South Burnett cattle producer and General President of AgForce.I hope everyone is having fun tonight and not talking shop too much....

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AgForce brings the Bush to Brissie for National Ag Day

Thursday, 21 Nov 2019

AgForce brought the Bush to Brissie today to celebrate National Agriculture Day.The lunchtime crowd in Queen Street Mall were able to quench their curiosity about farmers and their way of life...

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AgForce will step in if industry requests molasses imports

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019

AgForce will step in to assist Queensland graziers source molasses for stock feed if the industry is prepared to support the solution.CEO Michael Guerin said AgForce said they were hearing increasing...

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AgForce questions Government commitment to invasive species control

Monday, 18 Nov 2019

With threats such as African Swine Fever and prickly acacia making biosecurity more important to Queensland agriculture than ever, AgForce has questioned the State Government’s commitment to...

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Legendary Sir Leo headlines free AgForce ‘Climate for Change’ forum

Thursday, 14 Nov 2019

With Queensland experiencing unprecedented drought, floods and fires this year, agriculture is bearing the brunt of an increasingly unpredictable and volatile climate.Producers can find out how to...

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Positive boost for communities as drought impacts grow: AgForce

Thursday, 7 Nov 2019

Federal Government drought support measures announced today will deliver much needed economic stimulus for farm-dependent communities and small businesses doing it tough as they brace for another...

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Science-based Bradfield-type water scheme could reverse rural decline: AgForce

Friday, 1 Nov 2019

AgForce has commended both sides of politics for their vision in taking a fresh look at the pre-war Bradfield Scheme, saying it had the potential to reverse the decline of regional Queensland and...

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AgForce welcomes NBN focus on the bush

Thursday, 31 Oct 2019

AgForce has today commended NBN Co for establishing a new business unit focused solely on servicing rural, regional and remote Australia. Gavin Williams, who has been appointed Chief Development...

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AgForce’s ‘Moo Baa Munch’ bigger than ever despite funding cuts

Friday, 25 Oct 2019

AgForce has secured State Government funding to guarantee almost 700 students will have the chance to learn about the range of exciting job opportunities in agriculture and where their food and fibre...

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AgForce What’s your beef? event to set agenda for industry’s future

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2019

There’s a lot going on in the beef industry at the moment.The Red Meat 2030 strategy, the proposal to create a unified red meat peak body, the imminent introduction of new Reef regulations, the...

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AgForce welcomes $57bn red meat vision – as long as producers benefit

Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

AgForce has welcomed the Red Meat Advisory Council’s (RMAC) vision for a $57 billion industry outlined in the Red Meat 2030 strategy – provided there is more producer involvement and...

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Qld Govt undermining revolutionary drought program for ‘petty politics’

Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

In what must be a new low, the Queensland Government is attempting to subvert the forward-looking Future Drought Fund announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison last month to score cheap political...

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AgForce young producers’ forum sets scene for innovation in Townsville

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

Agriculture’s track record of innovation has never been more important, as the industry grapples with a host of unprecedented issues and sets its sights on doubling the value of farmgate...

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Stock route fees must rise to maintain unique network for future

Saturday, 5 Oct 2019

With no end to the drought in sight and producers looking to Queensland’s unique stock routes to find grass and water for hungry cattle, it is clear that more money is required to maintain this...

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The time for reliable water infrastructure for regional Queensland is now

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019

While the drought rages on and water supplies diminish, AgForce has urged the State Government to commit to a long-term water security strategy that ensures the water needs of regional Queensland, in...

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PM’s drought measures ‘life-changing’ for many families: AgForce

Friday, 27 Sep 2019

AgForce has described the $100 million of new Federal drought assistance measures announced this morning by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as “not just welcome, but life-changing”.AgForce...

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Public service ‘cash splash’ angers droughted communities doing it tough

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019

The State Government’s decision to offer $250 million in bonuses to public servants on top of an above-CPI wage rise at a time when thousands of rural producers are struggling to survive the...

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Farmers hit by drought, flood and fire – and an uncaring State Govt

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019

AgForce has slammed a ‘cruel and uncaring’ State Government for forcing its Reef Protection Bill through Parliament without considering the destructive impact it will have on regional and...

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High Court ruling makes managing vegetation 'virtually impossible'

Friday, 13 Sep 2019

A decision by the High Court this week has made vegetation management for Queensland primary producers even more confusing, exposing them to fines of up to $600,000 per breach.The High Court decision...

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AgForce launches movement to stand up for regional Queensland

Friday, 9 Aug 2019

AgForce today, at the opening of Ekka 2019 to the general public, asked the question, “Who will stand up for regional Queensland?” AgForce General President Georgie Somerset said they...

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State Government trigger mapping remains flawed despite new release​

Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

AgForce is ‘deeply concerned’ that there are still large areas of farming land being wrongly targeted by the State Government’s trigger or ‘blue dot’ protected...

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AgForce applauds bipartisan support for progressive approach to drought

Wednesday, 24 Jul 2019

AgForce has commended the Federal Government’s creation of the Drought Future Fund as “progressive” and “the right path to better drought management” for its emphasis on...

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Collaboration key to reducing wild dog numbers in Queensland

Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

AgForce’s Wild Dog Coordinators project is helping deliver a resurgence in Queensland’s once burgeoning wool and sheep meat industries by reducing the threat posed by wild dogs.In central...

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AgForce Shed Full of Knowledge offers essential producer update

Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

AgForce will conduct a series of practical, interactive sessions across south east Queensland to explain recent changes to protected plant trigger mapping and their implications for local producers...

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Farmers can protect the environment without Big Brother watching

Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

A primary producer-driven field day being in held at Banana in central Queensland today proves farmers can look after the environment without the State Government watching over their shoulder...

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Winding up of BMP programs the start of a new chapter

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

At a meeting of the BMP Alliance on Thursday 20th June 2019 the joint owners of Grazing and Grains BMP – AgForce, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), the Fitzroy Basin...

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Disaster inquiry confirms industry concerns over confusing VMA

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

AgForce has condemned the State Government for failing to heed long-held concerns about the Vegetation Management Act, after the Government’s own inquiry implicated the VMA in worsening last...

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AgForce secures trigger mapping commitment from Minister

Friday, 28 Jun 2019

AgForce has secured a commitment by the Minister for the Environment and Science to more fully engage with producers on the protected flora trigger mapping, which created such havoc for the industry...

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28 June   AgForce ‘cautiously optimistic’ about drought review – but collaboration essential

28 June   Farmers and conservationists join call for urgent action on weed crisis

28 June   AgForce secures trigger mapping commitment from Minister

25 June   State must involve producers in trigger map review or risk a further debacle

18 June    Queensland agribusinesses devastated by arbitrary mapping decision

18 June    Flood-ravaged farmers lose out in $10M political game

13 June    AgForce ‘Beef and Reef’ forum to set agriculture’s agenda

12 June    State Government’s ‘JAWS’ budget should make producers ‘very afraid’

11 June    AgForce forums focusing on sustainability to help producers’ profit

6 June     The best thing consumers can do is eat sustainable Aussie beef



29 May    AgForce welcomes science-based underground water report

29 May    Land clearing decision another nail in landholders' coffins

19 May    Agriculture pleased to continue fruitful collaboration with Federal Coalition

15 May    Better internet could add $20 billion to value of primary production

08 May    Bipartisan support for improving connectivity in the bush welcomed by AgForce

07 May    AgForce welcomes government recognition of ongoing drought

02 May    AgForce moves to protect Reef, the environment, and members’ data

01 May    Proposed crackdown on animal extremists music to farmers' ears



30 April    New class 1 agricultural notice makes moving farm machinery easier

26 April    New bridge at Mundubbera a win for connecting local communities

26 April    Global warming, erosion, mulga deserts and Labor's flawed eco plan

24 April    National Farmers’ Federation and AgForce to launch Federal election campaign in Rocky

16 April   AgForce applauds forward-looking $1.5M Labor pledge for cattle research

15 April    Manifestly inadequate fines fall short for terrifying home invasions

09 April    Overwhelming response from farmers brings about regional Reef hearings

05 April    Farmers targeted by activists fear for their families’ safety

03 April    Federal budget shows solid support for agricultural recovery and resilience

01 April    Exporting Queensland's flawed land clearing laws won't fix the environment 

01 April    Three clicks to reject the Reef regs

01 April    #connectqld setting the scene for transport priorities across Queensland



26 March    AgForce tries to make Government see sense on flawed Reef Bill

25 March    Trespassing animal activists a tragedy waiting to happen

23 March    $300M Federal package gives NQ cattle industry hope and a helping hand

23 March    Queensland cattle industry applauds $6M investment in ‘grass cancer’ cure

22 March    Grubby deal with radical greenies drives disastrous enviro outcomes

20 March    Long-awaited win for the bush as calls for improved connectivity are answered

19 March    Reef bill snub shows Government's true colours (It's green)

19 March    Federal Opposition unfairly targets cattle, sheep producers for carbon emissions

14 March    AgForce announces liaison group to support NW Qld flood recovery 

13 March    AgForce welcomes Telstra’s investment to ensure reliable landlines in the bush 

11 March    Selective science and more regulation won’t solve climate change

08 March    AgForce’s first female General President pays tribute to women in ag

08 March    AgForce welcomes 'game-changing' $6M of wild dog fencing

05 March     Restrictive vegetation management laws must change so farmers can keep feeding Aussie families

04 March    Misinformation about water use by cotton growers is breathtaking

01 March       PM's pledge welcome with livestock industry involvement critical to NQ recovery plan



28 February    Government must consult on reef protection laws or risk another legislative fiasco

06 February    AgForce implements crisis plan as ‘too much rain’ threatens industry

05 February    Bipartisan commitment for banking reforms vital for future of farming



29 January        AgForce mourns the loss of former Grains President Lyndon Pfeffer

14 January        Swansong for unique school program axed by indifferent State Government 


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