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Farm sector leaders call for action on competition, energy and infrastructure at national meeting


National representatives of Australia’s agriculture sector, meeting in Canberra today, have called on the Federal Government to respond to a number of issues impacting farmers. The National Farmers’ Federation membership came together to discuss several critical issues impacting the sector, noting the number of pressing issues confronting the sector continued to grow, placing pressure on […]

3 days ago


Food industry warns government of long-term food supply chain disruptions


The National Food Supply Chain Alliance, made up of nine influential national food industry associations, says long term supply chain issues, including ongoing natural disasters and labour shortages, are set to increase food prices for the foreseeable future. It says recent threats have laid bare Australia’s food supply chain’s dependencies, risks, and vulnerabilities. The Alliance, […]

4 days ago


Report Card on $100b goal highlights the good and the bad of 2022


The National Farmers’ Federation has today released its 2022 Report Card – tracking progress against the industry’s goal to be Australia’s next $100 billion industry. NFF CEO Tony Mahar said that despite significant seasonal challenges facing farmers, the industry’s performance is holding surprisingly firm. “The latest figures show a forecast farm output of $82 billion […]

6 days ago


Ag celebrates diversity graduates as new figures show growing women in leadership ranks


Key leaders in agriculture today celebrate the graduation of the 2022 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program, which coincides with the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) revealing new figures showing growth in female leadership representation. The 12 graduates were recognised at Parliament House for completing the NFF-led program which offers mentoring with industry leaders and a two-day […]

6 days ago


Australia marks National Agriculture Day as flooding decimates harvest


Today on National Agriculture Day thousands of Australians will celebrate the people who produce our food and fibre, providing a much-needed morale boost for farmers whose farms are being ravaged by floods and supply chains are thrown into chaos. For the sixth AgDay, people will come together in high-rise offices, schools, homes and paddocks to […]

1 week ago


NFF warns WR Inquiry of unintended impacts on food supply chain


The National Farmers’ Federation has warned a Senate Committee today that rushing through workplace relations changes could spur disruptions in Australia’s food supply chain and add further fuel to food price inflation. Appearing before the Senate’s Education and Employment Legislation Committee, WA farmer and chair of the NFF’s Workforce Committee, Tony York, urged the government […]

2 weeks ago


Leading employer organisations join together in call for a major rethink of Federal Government’s IR Bill


Australia’s major employer associations have joined together to express concern that elements of the Secure Jobs Better Pay Bill being considered by the Federal Parliament would introduce fundamental and highly problematic changes to Australia’s bargaining system that would be detrimental to Australia. The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Australian Industry Group; Business Council of […]

3 weeks ago


Delegation to promote ‘climate smart farming with forestry’ heads to UN Climate Conference, COP27


A delegation of farming and forestry leaders has departed Australia for COP27 in Egypt, with the mission to demonstrate how climate smart farming and forestry can help Australia bring down its emissions and fight climate change, while boosting much needed food, fibre and timber production. The delegation includes National Farmers Federation (NFF) and Australian Forest […]

3 weeks ago


New campaign reveals The Backstory behind innovation in agriculture


Australian farmers are known across the globe for growing some of the world’s best food and fibre, but what’s not so well known is how much science, research, technology and innovation goes on behind the farmgate. Research commissioned by the National Farmers’ Federation has found only 18% of Australians agree the sector is focused on […]

3 weeks ago


Regional ‘Connectivity Month’ initiative launched to spotlight connectivity options in the bush


Today the Regional Tech Hub, alongside the Minister for Communications, the Hon. Michelle Rowland MP and the National Farmers’ Federation, launched Connectivity Month – a campaign designed to jumpstart awareness of the options available to help people get connected and stay connected to mobile and internet services. Two-thirds of Australia’s landmass currently has no mobile […]

3 weeks ago


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