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Truly free agricultural trade a requirement for global food security


The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes strong advocacy on agricultural trade reform by the Australian delegation to the 12th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC12), led by Trade and Tourism Minister, Senator Don Farrell, which concludes today (June 15) in Geneva. “If the current food security crisis has shown us anything, it is the dangers […]

3 weeks ago


Record exports conceal ‘cost of farming’ crunch


The latest Government figures show agricultural exports reaching a record $64.9 billion in 2022-23, but National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson says these positive numbers conceal the “cost of farming” crunch impacting farmers and consumers. ABARES’ latest Agricultural Commodities Report predicts the industry’s gross value will tip past $80 billion for a second consecutive year […]

4 weeks ago


Energy crisis: Support the vulnerable, boost energy efficiency and speed transition to clean energy


A broad coalition of peak bodies today called on the Wednesday crisis meeting of Australia’s energy ministers to work together both on immediate responses to calm chaos and on longer term measures to moderate energy prices and cut emissions by improving supply and lifting demand-side efficiency, energy management and fuel switching. The coalition represents businesses […]

4 weeks ago


Cairns Group Farm Leaders call for urgent action on WTO ag trade reform


The international coalition of farm organisations, Cairns Group Farm Leaders, has highlighted the need for urgent agricultural trade reform to meet global challenges of food security, climate change and hunger ahead of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference and a Cairns Group WTO meeting. The Cairns Group Farm Leaders was founded in 1998 to provide […]

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12 women selected for NFF’s 2022 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program


A group of 12 women with diverse skills and experience and all with a passion for leadership, have today been announced as the 2022 cohort of the National Farmers’ Federation’s Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The mentoring and networking program in its fifth year, is the NFF’s flagship initiative to fix the under representation of […]

1 month ago


NFF ready to engage with new Albanese ministry


National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of Senator Murray Watt as Australia’s new Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. “Now more than ever agriculture needs strong leadership as our farmers tackle the challenges of climate change, workforce shortages, supply chain disruptions and biosecurity threats from overseas,” Ms Simson said. […]

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NFF congratulates Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and new Labor Government


National Farmers’ Federation President, Fiona Simson has congratulated the Australian Labor Party on its election victory and its intention to form the next Australian Government. “The NFF looks forward to continuing our productive relationship with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his leadership team on the priority issues for agriculture and the bush.  “Prime Minister Albanese […]

1 month ago


Independents’ fuel tax credit confusion, creates angst for farmers


Farmers and regional Australians are anxious about the future of the fuel tax credit mechanism, should a minority Government result following Saturday’s election. “Farmers’ angst is fuelled by rhetoric from some independent candidates incorrectly labelling the FTC a subsidy,” NFF president Fiona Simson said. “This is not only simply wrong – it’s dangerous. If this […]

2 months ago


Training changes support NFF’s goal to double agriculture vocational graduates by 2030


Changes to Australia’s vocational training regime are good news for agriculture’s future workforce needs, NFF CEO Tony Mahar says. “The NFF’s 2030 Roadmap includes a goal to double the number of tertiary and vocational agriculture graduates by 2030. “The Government’s streamlining and consolidation of the vocational, education and training (VET) system via a new Industry […]

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2 months ago


NFF’s Policy Voting Guide scrutinises parties’ credentials on agriculture & the regions


In an election campaign of hits and misses for farmers and regional Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation has revealed how the major parties stack up against its election priorities, rating them in a Policy Voting Guide released today. “The NFF consulted with farmers, industry and regional voters about what they require from our next Government. […]

2 months ago


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