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 QLD Government is continuing to invest in Queensland’s high-growth regional centres and emerging urban communities with $40 million to be invested in economy-building infrastructure.
Forty-two projects across Queensland will receive over $30 million of funding next financial year under the Queensland Government’s Safer Roads Sooner initiative.
The State Budget delivers on the Government’s minimal election commitments for Queensland agriculture but won’t drive the industry forward, AgForce said.
Interstate visitors escaping the cooler weather are driving a spike in accidents involving caravans, with claims almost doubling during the winter period, according to new data from Suncorp.
The Australian Industry Group has described 2018’s Queensland State Budget as sound but falling short of being transformative.
The announcement by the Federal Government that there will be a fourth round of the Mobile Black Spot Program has been welcomed by AgForce.
An important milestone has been reached on the Gateway Motorway Upgrade North project with the opening of the new Deagon Deviation overpass.
An investment in road and rail infrastructure to help reduce the cost of transporting farm produce from paddock to plate, additional assistance for drought-affected communities and the continued roll-out of wild dog exclusion fencing top AgForce’s wish list for 2018’s QLD Budget.
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.