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One month to National Agriculture Day 2020

The countdown is on to National Agriculture Day on Friday 20 November with all Australians urged to start planning their celebrations.  “COVID-19 has highlighted how lucky we are to have a strong and vibrant agriculture industry driven by our farmers,” NFF President Fiona Simson said. “Despite coming off one of the worst droughts on record, […]

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NOTICE TO GROUP MEMBERS Live Cattle Trade Ban Class Action Brett Cattle Company Pty Ltd v Minister for Agriculture & Anor NSD 1102 of 2014 Why is this notice important? On 2 June 2020, the Federal Court of Australia found in favour of the Lead Applicant, Brett Cattle Company Pty Limited in representative proceedings (also […]

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Government’s commitment to agriculture’s $100 billion goal must deliver

The National Farmers’ Federation says the Government’s release of a plan to guide agriculture’s growth is a major boost for the industry’s goal to tally $100 billion by 2030.  “It is very pleasing that this week the Government has reiterated its commitment to alongstanding ask from the farm sector to deliver a plan that maps the Government’s role in ensuring […]

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Budget backs farmers and the bush to get Australia growing

Tonight’s Federal Budget recognises the fundamental role agriculture and the regions are poised to play in Australia’s COVID-19 recovery and affirms the Government’s support for the farm sector’s goal to achieve $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030. “In what is arguably the most important Budget of a generation, tonight Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has outlined a […]

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Relief as water infrastructure scheme gets a lifeline

Farmers across Australia will benefit from an extra $50 million allocated to the On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.  The announcement today from Ministers Pitt and Littleproud commits an additional $50 million of federal funding to the scheme, bringing the total to $100 million.  “News that the program will be continued is certainly welcomed,” NFF […]

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Morrison’s manufacturing food focus the right recipe

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has labelled the Government’s prioritisation of food manufacturing a smart choice, which will pay dividends in the regions and give the Modern Manufacturing Strategy its best chance of success. Responding to the Government’s pre-budget announcement today, NFF President Fiona Simson said it made sense in the current climate to play […]

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More efficient, smarter spend of farmers’ levies needed to revitalise agriculture’s flatlining innovation pipeline

The National Farmers’ Federation has a goal for Australia to be a top 20 nation for innovation efficiency and say the Government’s announcement today to re-focus agriculture’s research and development system is encouraging. “Australian farmers contribute $500 million annually to a unique farmer-government R&D levy partnership that has delivered game-changing innovations for our sector,” NFF CEO […]

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New guide charts course for agriculture’s continued adoption of new technologies

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the launch of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia’s (ABCA) fourth edition of its Official Australian Reference Guide to Agricultural Biotechnology and GM crops (the Guide).  Launched today by Chairman of the ABCA Ken Matthews AO during his National Press Club address, the Guide, developed in conjunction with an expert […]

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