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Positive step forward in transition to net zero

The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed the detail announced today on the $63.8 million in the 2024-25 Budget to support the reduction of emissions in the agriculture industry. NFF Chief Executive Officer Tony Mahar is in Toowoomba at the Sustainable Agriculture Summit to help progress the Agriculture and Land Sectoral Plan. Mr Mahar said the […]


1 day ago

NFF warns against short-sighted migration plans

The National Farmers’ Federation has warned proposals to cap migration will exacerbate agriculture’s workforce challenges and there are better ways to address the housing crisis. In the Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s post-budget address, he revealed plans to slash worker migration, a move NFF President David Jochinke said could deal a heavy blow to Australia’s agricultural […]


2 days ago

Open letter to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

Dear Prime Minister, Last week, for the first time in 39 years, farmers from across Australia determined that they no longer have confidence in your government to represent their interests. This vote followed an unprecedented walk-out by farmers on your Agriculture Minister’s budget address. This is not how we usually operate at the National Farmers’ […]

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3 days ago

12 women selected for NFF’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program

Twelve women with diverse skills and experience, underpinned by a passion for leadership, have today been announced as the 2024 cohort of the National Farmers’ Federation’s (NFF) Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The mentoring and networking program is the NFF’s flagship initiative to fix the under representation of women in agriculture’s leadership ranks. It is […]


3 days ago

Seeking emerging leaders in the Ag industry

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) proudly launches applications for its flagship leadership and capability development program for young and emerging leaders in Australian agriculture.   Supported by Telstra, the National Agricultural Leadership Program provides targeted activities and unique experiences in leadership, advocacy, policy development, governance, communications and media.   It uses a whole-of-agriculture perspective to build networks […]


5 days ago

Australian agriculture passes vote of no confidence in the Albanese Government

Australian agriculture’s peak policy-making forum has sent a powerful message to the Albanese Government. The National Farmers’ Federation’s Members Council, comprising Australia’s state and commodity agricultural organisations, has today carried three motions: NFF President David Jochinke said this was an unprecedented move representing a united front from the industry. “Farmers, fishers and foresters feel they […]

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1 week ago

NFF thanks Senators for supporting farmers on Biosecurity levy

The National Farmers’ Federation thanks the Senators who have stood up for farmers in Parliament, declaring their opposition to the senseless Biosecurity Protection Levy. Tasmanian Senator Peter Wish-Wilson today formally announced The Greens would oppose the levy – labelling the consultation “rushed and inadequate”. Senator Whish-Wilson said: “But the Bill the government flagged for parliament […]


1 week ago

Budget breakfast walkout: Agriculture sector protests sheep trade shut down

In an unprecedented move at today’s Agricultural Industry Budget Breakfast, the National Farmers’ Federation and multiple peak agricultural bodies walked out during the Minister for Agriculture Murray Watt’s address. Together they demonstrated to the Minister he had crossed a line by announcing a radical 4-year timeline to banning live sheep exports on Saturday. The group […]

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1 week ago

‘Keep your money’: Farmers plea at painful budget

The Federal Government has twisted the knife into Australian agriculture in tonight’s budget, with the biggest allocation of new funding for the sector allocated to shutting down the live sheep trade. National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said while at a glance it would appear the biggest spending spree for agriculture was for the Future […]


1 week ago

NFF sounds the alarm on superannuation tax impost

The National Farmers’ Federation reiterates significant concerns the impact the Federal Government’s proposed tax changes on superannuation will have on thousands of family farms. Evidence from financial and tax experts in a Senate Economics Committee Inquiry shows the agricultural sector will be unfairly hit with the changes that could even see families having to sell […]


2 weeks ago

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