Wet Tropics farmers now have their last chance to access grants through the Australian Government’s Reef Programme to improve land management practices to help reduce the runoff of nutrients, sediments and pesticides from agricultural land into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
Please join Chalene Bezzina, University of Sydney as she provides us with the ‘how to manage this menace’!
When: Tuesday 3rd February 2015
Time: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Fraser Coast Regional Council nursery, Botanic Gardens, Elizabeth Street, Urangan
Participation is FREE with morning tea and lunch provided.
Space is limited, so please RSVP by email to Lesley Bradley email@example.com
To download flier, please click here
20 January 2015
Agriculture Minister John McVeigh has promised canegrowers a re-elected Newman LNP Government will legislate to protect ‘grower choice’ in sugar marketing if millers fail to come up with fair deal.
21 January 2015
Today cane farmers across Queensland are buoyed by news that the first party on the election trail has answered their passionate calls to take action to fix the market failure which is ripping confidence from the State’s cane growers and placing their very futures at the mercy of monopoly millers.
20 January 2015
CANEGROWERS & ACFA
93% growers don’t trust mills to share profits fairly: farmers say fix needed now
A strong message has been shot across the bow of every party on the election campaign trail that if agriculture is a priority for the State of Queensland, they must move now to fix the market failure which is ripping confidence from the State’s cane growers and placing their very futures at the mercy of monopoly millers.
7 January 2015
Australian Cane Farmers Association (ACFA) has expressed their appreciation to exiting Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) Chairman, Mike Carroll, for the positive role he has played within Queensland’s sugar industry.
16 December 2014
By Neil Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Sugar Research Australia
As this calendar year draws to a close the SRA team hasn’t slowed in pace.
In late November SRA hosted an Industry Training Update forum in Townsville attended by over 120 growers, researchers and extension providers to share research updates. During the forum delegates heard about our proposed Adoption Strategy and provided ideas about new ways to promote research outcomes in the next year. This strategy is still being reviewed and further feedback will be sought from SRA’s representative bodies in January 2015 before implementation occurs.
ACFA Directors have issued their December regional reports. Click on the below links to view.
Northern Region Report- by Gerard Puglisi
Northern Region Report- by Mick Camilleri
Herbert Region Report- by Carol Mackee
Burdekin Region Report- by Margaret Menzel
Central Region Report- by Steve Forcye
Southern Region Report- by Michael Hetherington
NSW Report- by Robert Quirk
Australian Cane Farmers Association (ACFA) has welcomed the details of the Federal Coalition’s Sugar Marketing Code of Conduct Taskforce which has been established to investigate competition and marketing issues in the Australian sugar industry.
10 December 2014
The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP
The Australian Government is today establishing a new sugar marketing taskforce to look into competition and marketing issues facing the cane sector.
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, has today unveiled the terms of reference of a government-initiated Sugar Marketing Code of Conduct Taskforce to consult with the sugar industry on a range of issues around marketing and export arrangements for cane growers. The taskforce will be chaired by the Member for Dawson, George Christensen.