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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.