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Ambassadors workshop ideas

Past, present, and future Rural Ambassadors came together at High Country Droughtmasters in Eskdale on Saturday 6 April to share ideas, experiences and lessons...

Michael Crowley named MLA’s new chief

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has announced that Michael Crowley will be its next managing director, starting in the role on 27 May. The announcement...

MPs unite behind farmers

Australian farmers welcome the support of Coalition, Greens and independent MPs, who voted together in opposition to the Biosecurity Protection Levy in the lower...

NFF brings mental health to the forefront

Leaders in agriculture and mental health will meet today at a national forum to zero in on farmer mental health and wellbeing and what...

Livestock transport hub launched in Toowoomba

A one-stop shop for livestock transport information has been launched by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) at the combined Queensland and Australian Livestock Transporters’...

Cattle farmers more optimistic, survey says

A survey of Queensland cattle farmers has found an upswing in confidence about the coming 12 months. The Rabobank survey found 28 per cent...

Industry hoodwinked on Biosecurity Levy

AgForce members felt hoodwinked by the Albanese government’s move to rush through legislation imposing a $50 million tax on Australian farmers. Queensland’s peak representative body...

Olives impress visitors

Six years ago a guided tour through the Coolmunda Olive Processing Plant made such an indelible impression on Honolulu resident James Farrell that he...

NFF opens ag leadership program for women on IWD

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2024, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has launched applications for its flagship Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program for aspiring...

Climate change – no one has more at stake than farmers

The majority of farmers are investing their own time and money to make their farms more sustainable, a new Rural Aid report has found. Australia’s...

Laura’s food for thought

Allora’s own Laura Geitz has teamed up with not-for-profit charity Rural Aid in the hope of opening up national conversations about where Australians get...

Tammie takes charity role

The Rare Breeds Trust of Australia (RBTA) has unveiled Tammie Conroy from Coolamunda as the new coordinator for the upcoming Rare Breeds Trust Future...

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Looking at the new council and the challenges ahead

The recent local government elections have delivered a totally new local political landscape on the Southern Downs. Melissa Hamilton won an emphatic victory over...