National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) President Fiona Simson said everything was on the table at the Ministerial drought meeting in Canberra.
A roundtable meeting in Canberra was a constructive step towards the development of an enduring policy that assists farmers to prepare for, manage and recover from drought, AgForce Queensland Farmers said.
AgForce has welcomed the extension of the Farm Household Allowance to provide additional short term relief for drought-affected farmers and is eager to work with the Federal and State Governments on an enduring, long-term drought policy.
The Western Australian State Government’s support for Western Australia’s agricultural industry has been strengthened by the decision to extend the land tax primary production business exemption.
A Grassland Society MLA Pasture Update at Willaura will show how paddock and flock management can improve lambing percentages.
The State Budget delivers on the Government’s minimal election commitments for Queensland agriculture but won’t drive the industry forward, AgForce said.
The latest AgTrends report shows that despite the majority of the state remaining drought declared, the value of Queensland agriculture is still well above the five-year average with a number of products soaring in value.
AgForce has welcomed the establishment of an expert panel of eminent scientists to help the Australian beef industry examine vegetation management measures for the mutual benefit of agriculture and the environment.
Sugarcane harvesters and mills are firing up in two Queensland districts, kicking off the 2018 Queensland season.
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