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Farmers concerned about anti-meat UN talkfest

The National Farmers’ Federation is seeing red at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) and has urged the Government to do its best to stop uniformed and alarmist outcomes being supported. The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), Pre-Summit underway in Rome and online this week, is advocating a so-called UN-backed international dietary framework […]

4 days ago

Horticulture Sustainability Framework a positive step in the right direction

The National Farmers’ Federation Horticulture Council has welcomed the release of the Horticulture Sustainability Framework, with the Council labelling the framework as a ‘practical step forward for the industry’. The framework was launched today by the industry’s research and development corporation, Hort Innovation, and highlights areas of interest such as limiting food waste, boosting water […]

5 days ago

Drought Resilience Leaders Mentoring Program Applications Now Open

A joint statement from the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation & the National Farmers Federation Are you a farmer or rural professional interested in connecting with others to share your experience and knowledge to support the resilience and growth of individuals, farming operations, the agriculture sector and communities? Be part of a national network of mentees and […]

1 week ago

Farm Safety Week Making farms safer from age 2 to 92

This Farm Safety Week, the National Farmers’ Federation is urging farmers to take stock of what safety means to all farm participants whatever their age. “Agriculture and rural life represent a lifestyle second to none. On farms across Australia it’s common for multiple generations to be working and living alongside each other,” NFF CEO Tony […]

1 week ago

Farmers encouraged to share their experiences in Agricultural Census

The National Farmers’ Federation is encouraging farmers to participate in the Agricultural Census to provide an accurate picture of the nation’s agricultural activity. From this month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will be asking farmers about their agricultural production, land and water use in 202-21. The participation of farmers is crucial to ensure statistics […]

2 weeks ago

Climate policy opinion editorial

Climate change: for the National Farmers’ Federation it’s not that complicated. We want a strong future for farmers and agriculture. Simple. The NFF supports an economy wide net zero emissions target by 2050 but only where it makes economic sense to do so, and only where there is no unnecessary red tape. Farmers must not […]

3 weeks ago

Aussie chicken growers envy Biden’s poultry reform

The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the courageous moves by the United States Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy that will prohibit unfair practices perpetrated on chicken growers by American chicken meat processors, practices that are also rife in Australia’s poultry sector.   “The highest political office in the largest economy in the world […]

3 weeks ago

NFF takes on AWU to protect piecework rates

In the Fair Work Commission starting tomorrow, the National Farmers’ Federation will fight to protect farmers’ access to piecework rates and workers’ right to be paid according to their efforts. The NFF will respond to demands by the AWU to the FWC to put a hourly wage floor price on piecework rates, which will effectively abolish what is […]

3 weeks ago

Farmers welcome movement on border reopening plan

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the four-phase plan released following National Cabinet on Friday, aimed at transitioning Australia’s COVID-19 response and reopening international borders.  The NFF has been a vocal advocate for such a plan, and Chief Executive Tony Mahar has described Friday’s meeting as a positive first step.  The farm sector has been severely impacted by the closure of Australia’s international […]

4 weeks ago

Hawke’s backpacker visa changes a cruel blow to farmers battling to find workers

The National Farmers’ Federation is angered by a move by Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke that will likely reduce the workforce available to northern and remote farmers. Last week, Minister Hawke quietly extended the 88 day ‘specified work’ requirement for working holiday makers to include tourism and hospitality in northern, remote and very remote Australia, […]

1 month ago

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