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Senate inquiry into faux meat labelling commended by farmers


The National Farmers’ Federation has commended the establishment this week of a Commonwealth Senate Inquiry into the labelling of alternative protein products. “We congratulate Senator Susan McDonald on initiating this important and logical process,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said.“The actions of some manufacturers in continuing to incorrectly label for example, faux meat products as ‘bacon’ […]

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4 days ago


Future leaders converge on Canberra


The National Farmers’ Federation this week welcomed the 2021 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program cohort to the nation’s capital, to mark the beginning of a one-on-one mentorship program designed to provide the tools and networks to transcend industry leadership positions. The Program is a flagship initiative of the NFF’s goal to double the number of […]

5 days ago


Farmers say Ag Visa must finally deliver a solution to labour crisis


Members of the National Farmers’ Federation Horticulture Council say the new Seasonal Agricultural Workforce Visa(Ag Visa) announced by Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud today is welcome news that has been a long time coming. Minister Littleproud has said the new visa – to be in place before the end of this year – would enable workers from the 10 ASEAN nations […]

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6 days ago


UK-Australia trade agreement a new beginning


Australian farmers are applauding the ‘in-principle’ trade deal between Australia and the United Kingdom announced by prime ministers Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson in London overnight.  The proposed deal is the first trade agreement reached by the United Kingdom following its separation from the European Union last year, and will guarantee tariff-free, quota-free access to […]

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1 week ago


NFF completes farm risk management study


The National Farmers Federation has completed a NSW Government-funded project looking at farm risk management tools. “The NFF has a goal for 90% of Australian farms to be employing risk management tools by 2030 to build resilience in the face of challenges such as drought,” NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar said. “This project allowed the […]

3 weeks ago


Exposed sectors call on National Cabinet for border plan


Leaders from the agriculture, tourism and education sectors are calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders to deliver a plan to safely reopen our international border, as the costs of Australia’s isolation continue to multiply. Agriculture, tourism and education are among the industries worst hit by Australia’s strict international border closure […]

3 weeks ago


Government acts on NFF’s call for a biosecurity strategy


The Government has heeded the National Farmers Federation’s call for a strategy to underpin Australia’s biosecurity system, with today’s release of Commonwealth Biosecurity 2030. “Achieving a risk-based biosecurity system that effectively, efficiently and sustainably protects Australia’s health, economic, environmental and national security interests is essential to protecting Australia’s $62 billion agriculture industry,” NFF CEO Tony Mahar said. […]

4 weeks ago


State-Federal Government cooperation on Farm Resilience Program welcomed


The National Farmers Federation has welcomed recent announcements on the roll-out of the Future Drought Fund’s (FDF) Farm Business Resilience Program, a program that will provide practical training for farms on strategic business management, natural resource management, and personal and social resilience. “This program will be crucial in building our farmers fundamental business and strategic […]

4 weeks ago


Why so negative Australia Institute?


NFF CEO Tony Mahar has called the Australia Institute’s latest report a PR stunt and questioned the think tank’s motives in continually ignoring agriculture’s achievements in stemming the impacts of climate change. “In fact, Australian farmers are leading the world in reducing emissions, all while continuing to increase productivity. “It’s a shame the Australia Institute can’t celebrate […]

1 month ago


Statement on UK-Australia FTA


“The NFF values the close relationship we have with our counterparts in the UK National Farmers Union,” President Fiona Simson said. “The NFF was warmly welcomed to the UK in 2019 by NFU President Minette Batters and despite the distance and geographical differences our farmers share many of the same issues and challenges as our […]

1 month ago


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