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More cash for pest and weed control good news for farmers


A new joint investment by Federal, state and territory governments in managing feral pests and weeds is good news for farmers. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences estimates farmers dedicate on average 66 days and spend about $11,500 on weed control and $8000 on feral animal control per property every year. […]

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Farm leaders unite to drive spray drift best practice


Four of Australia’s top agricultural peak bodies have united to send an important message to all farmers about adhering to best practice during the summer spraying region. Combined, the National Farmers Federation, Cotton Australia, Grain Growers Limited, and the Ricegrowers Association of Australia represent primary producers who generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the […]

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5 days ago


Flood-affected farmers urged to apply for grants of up to $50k


National Farmers Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar said the announcement of new jointly-funded federal and state Government grants to help agriculture rebuild after November’s flood events was good news for farmers. NSW and Queensland farmers can now apply for grants of up to $50,000 to salvage damaged crops and stock, rebuild fences and replace machinery. […]

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Telstra and NFF renew partnership to progress industry’s 2030 vision


Telstra and the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) today announced their continued partnership through a new 4-year agreement aimed at advancing the agricultural industry’s 2030 Roadmap. The agreement will see Telstra continue to work with Australia’s peak farming body with a focus on promoting uptake of digital technologies, investing in emerging industry leaders, and driving awareness and […]

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1 month ago


Industry records positive year towards 2030 targets


Australia’s farm sector has recorded strong progress this year towards its ambition to become Australia’s next $100 billion industry, according to an annual snapshot released by the National Farmers’ Federation today. NFF President Fiona Simson said farmers had overcome numerous challenges to post another record-breaking year. “Official forecasts have us on track to exceed $78 […]

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NFF applauds Government’s partnership with Incitec Pivot to sure up AdBlue uncertainty


Today, Federal Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister, Angus Taylor, has announced a government agreement with fertiliser manufacturer Incitec Pivot to secure local production of refined urea for the supply of diesel exhaust fluid (AdBlue) in Australia. “This is a welcome relief to potential supply disruptions to AdBlue that is used in some farm machinery […]

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Historic trade agreement delivers for Australian farmers


The signing of the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement heralds exciting new opportunities for Australian farmers and a deepening of the relationship between two countries with a long history. The trade agreement is the first 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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WTO delivers sweet justice for Aussie cane growers & millers


The World Trade Organisation has righted the wrongs of India’s ongoing price-distorting sugar production supports and export subsidies. Australian and other cane farmers across the world, have been at the mercy of India’s non-competitive tactics, which are estimated to have cost our growers up to $1 billion between 2017-2021. “It’s been a long-fought battle by […]

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1 month ago


Queensland farmers combine world-class beef production & forest growth


The National Farmers Federation is celebrating the environmental credentials of Queensland beef producers. “When Aussies buy Queensland’s world class beef, they can be assured that the state’s forests have also been protected,” NFF President Fiona Simson said. “In fact, the area deemed ‘forest’ in the sunshine state has grown.” “Unfortunately, this hasn’t stopped the radical […]

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NFF told new AdBlue supplies on the way


National Farmers Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar says the Federal Government and suppliers have provided advice that there is sufficient supplies of the diesel additive, AdBlue. “The NFF issued a mayday call to Government after concerns were raised about an AdBlue shortage due to a limited supply of urea,” Mr Mahar said. “We understood there […]

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