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Statement on Adblue supply measures


Quotes attributable to David Jochinke, Vice President, National Farmers’ Federation Moves to secure AdBlue supplies past the end of this year will come as a relief to farmers. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (commonly known as AdBlue) is critical to keeping our farm sector moving. Without AdBlue, modern tractors, trucks and utes simply stop moving, and our […]

2 weeks ago


Budget must hold the key to continue growing and protecting agriculture


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) wants to see the Federal Government deliver on its pre-election commitment for sustainable, long-term biosecurity funding in the Budget to be handed down on October 25. NFF President Fiona Simson said the 43 recommendations in the peak farming body’s Pre-Budget Submission were built around its 2030 Roadmap and high on […]

2 weeks ago


NFF welcomes ambitious target for the bush


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) welcomes the “Regionalisation Ambition 2032 – a Framework to Rebalance the Nation” launched today by the Regional Australia Institute. NFF President Fiona Simson said today’s call for 11 million people in regional Australia by 2032 is an ambitious target, and the NFF’s Regionalisation Agenda and Regional Development Precincts concept provides […]

2 weeks ago


Jobs Summit yields incremental gains, but a plan to fill 172,000 ag vacancies remains elusive


The National Farmers’ Federation has called on Government to prioritise action on agriculture’s workforce issues as the Jobs and Skills Summit draws to a close. NFF President Fiona Simson, who attended the Summit, labelled the event a useful exercise in bringing people together and building momentum for reform. “As farmers, we’ve been at the frontline […]

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4 weeks ago


Urgency for labour across Australia’s food supply chain has not been recognised at Jobs Summit, putting food security at risk


The lack of immediate solutions will lead to higher food prices for consumers and reduced food availability In the lead up to the Jobs and Skills Summit, Australia’s top peak food industry bodies calculated the food supply chain needed 172,000 skilled and unskilled workers from paddock to plate to continue the effective provision of food […]

4 weeks ago


AgDay 2022: The Countdown is on to agriculture’s big day


Australian agriculture’s biggest day of the year is on Friday, 18 November 2022, when the nation comes together to celebrate National Agriculture Day. After a two years of scaled-back events, AgDay is back and planning to be bigger than ever. Organisers are calling on communities across Australia to start planning their celebrations – with a […]

4 weeks ago


Statement on Biodiversity Certificates Scheme


Quotes attributable to NFF President, Fiona Simson We’re delighted by the announcement by the Prime Minister and Environment Minister here at the Bush Summit, that Australia will establish a Biodiversity Certificates Scheme to reward landholders for restoring and managing environmental assets. Australian farmers manage more than half of Australia’s landmass. This is an important stewardship […]

1 month ago


NFF rings the bell, yet again, for biosecurity funding


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) says it’s time the Federal Government put its money where its mouth is and come good on its pre-election commitment for long-term, sustainable biosecurity funding. NFF President Fiona Simson, who is speaking on a biosecurity panel at today’s Bush Summit in Griffith, welcomed the Albanese Government’s pre-election commitment in May […]

1 month ago


Less competition means less for farmers, consumers and the Australian economy


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) wholeheartedly supports comments made by the Assistant Minister for Competition Dr Andrew Leigh at the F.H Gruen Lecture on corrosive effects of ever increasing market concentration on Australia’s productivity, innovation and cost of living. The NFF strongly backs calls for immediate and urgent reforms of competition policy in Australia to […]

1 month ago


NFF calls on the Jobs Summit to address farmers’ Achilles heel


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) says the Jobs and Skills Summit is an opportunity to address one of the root issues stunting Australia’s farm sector: chronic labour shortages.  The NFF has released its priorities ahead of the Summit, identifying four core barriers to securing skilled and unskilled labour, and offering up practical and achievable solutions.  […]

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