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Immersive paddock to port tour builds Australia-China links

University students from China and Australia have hit the road together this week to experience the best of agriculture and regional Australia. The tour is part of the China-Australia Youth Agriculture Program, delivered by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) in partnership with GrainGrowers. NFF Chief Executive Officer Tony Mahar said the 19 students from universities […]

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2 months ago

Stress test finds biosecurity system sound, but farmers await funding

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the completion of a review finding Australia’s biosecurity system is “strong” and “sound”, but it wants no time wasted addressing the 14 recommendations identified. In the four-week project, the Joint Interagency Taskforce: Exotic Animal Disease (EAD) Preparedness stress tested the complex biosecurity system through a cross jurisdiction and […]

2 months ago

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 months 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 months 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 […]

3 months 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 […]


3 months 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 […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months 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 […]

3 months ago

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