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NFF tells Basin Ministers to do their job

The National Farmers Federation has today called on Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council Ministers to get on with the job, ahead of its meeting on Friday. “In the lead up to almost every Minco meeting, the NFF on behalf of our members, provides a letter detailing the key Basin priorities for agriculture and regional communities, and awaits an […]

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Report sets agriculture up for a sustainable future

The input of more than 500 farmers and subject matter experts has contributed to a report released today by the National Farmers’ Federation, which is a preliminary step towards transforming the relationship between agriculture and environmental management and enhancement.  The Recognising On-farm Biodiversity Management report delivers on Phase 1 of the Federal Government’s Australian Farm Biodiversity Scheme and was prepared by the Australian Farm Institute.   “Farmers manage over 50% of the Australian landscape,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said.  “Farmers and […]

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Australians turn out to celebrate the biggest National Agriculture Day yet

In shearing sheds, paddocks, schools, homes and offices more than 150 events will take place across Australia today to celebrate National Agriculture Day. In it’s fourth year, AgDay celebrates the plentiful, quality, safe food and fibre produced in Australia and the men, women and families behind it – our farmers and our farm workforce. NFF […]

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New research finds Aussies care more about food since COVID-19

Almost one quarter of Australians say COVID-19 has made them more conscious of where their food comes from, according to new research by the National Farmers’ Federation, released today on National Agriculture Day. NFF President and Liverpool Plains farmer, Fiona Simson said panic buying and temporary supermarket shortages had caused angst for many Australians. “It […]

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Statement on the appointment of Ed Husic as shadow agriculture spokesperson

National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson has congratulated The Hon. Ed Husic MP on his new responsibility of shadow agriculture spokesperson.  “We look forward to briefing Mr Husic on the NFF’s plan for agriculture to be a $100 billion industry by 2030. A plan that has the support of his party, the Government and industry.” […]

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Government must act on CSIRO’s dire pest and disease warning

An alarming new report out today by CSIRO, confirms Australian agriculture is at risk of increased disease outbreaks and pest incursions, weakened exports and damage to our global trading reputation. The prediction comes after the absence in the October Federal Budget of any meaningful new funding commitment to strengthen the national biosecurity system and following, […]

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Farmers tell banks to cut rates

The National Farmers’ Federation is urging the nation’s banks to pass on yesterday’s rate cut to its farming customers.“Yesterday’s decision by the Reserve Bank to cut the cash rate to 0.1 point and launch a $100 billion program of quantitative easing means that money has never been cheaper,” NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar said. “We […]

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$6k cash incentive for Aussies to take up farm work starts Sunday

From this Sunday, Australians can access up to $6000 in cash if they head bush for farm work. The assistance is part of new government incentives for Australians to fill agriculture’s worker shortage, which also include the potential for young Australians to fast-track their access to Youth Allowance. With the peak harvest and picking season […]

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