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Connectivity funding a win for the bush


Today’s announcement of $36 million across two connectivity programs is a double win for farmers and people living in the bush, according to the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF). The Federal Budget included $30 million across three years for the On Farm Connectivity Program (OFCP) and $6 million for the next three years to expand the […]

4 weeks ago


Competition law changes help give consumers and farmers a fair go


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the new and tougher penalties that will be imposed on companies that breach competition and consumer laws. NFF President Fiona Simson said the peaking farming body had long-called for action on unfair contract terms provisions and she was pleased the new Parliament had followed through on the commitment […]

4 weeks ago


Food Alliance’s call for a national food security strategy to stabilise food prices and protect consumers pays dividends


Government announces inquiry into Food Security in Australia The National Food Supply Chain Alliance, made up of nine national food industry associations representing 160,000 businesses, says the Government’s announcement that it will commence an inquiry into food security in Australia is welcome and is something the Alliance has been calling for, for many months, following […]

1 month ago


‘Cost of living’ budget could do more to tackle grocery costs


The National Farmers’ Federation is calling on the Government to increase its focus on food supply issues in the wake of tonight’s Federal Budget. NFF President Fiona Simson said the rising cost of groceries was a key concern for Australians, and that more could be done to increase production and contain food price inflation.  “While […]

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1 month ago


Statement on Australia signing the Methane Pledge


Quotes attributable to NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar Today Australia joins 122 other countries in signing the Methane Pledge. Signing the pledge signals Australia’s voluntary commitment to participation in global action on methane emissions. For agriculture it will reinforce our demonstrated commitment to sustainability and ongoing access to key markets as an export orientated sector. […]

1 month ago


AgDay photo competition expands to video


With just a month to go until National Agriculture Day on 18 November, the doors have opened for entries to the coveted photo and video competition with a prize pool of $5,000 up for grabs thanks to sponsors Syngenta. NFF President Fiona Simson said it was the first time the national competition had expanded to […]

1 month ago


Ag leaders commit to closing the gender gap at NFF workshop


The nation’s leading agriculture-focused organisations have reaffirmed their commitment to narrow the gender gap in the industry’s leadership ranks, after meeting on Wednesday for a workshop focusing on diversity and inclusion. The 35 government, business and representative organisations are a part of the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program, led by the National Farmers’ Federation and […]

1 month ago


Statement on Methane Pledge


Quotes attributable to Tony Mahar, CEO, National Farmers’ Federation Some in the farming community are understandably alarmed by the methane policy announced in New Zealand this week.  NFF is actively engaged in discussions with the Australian Government about its approach to the Methane Pledge. We’ve sought several assurances to guarantee that any decision to sign […]

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2 months ago


NFF encourages ministers to look beyond Murray Darling Basin targets


Australia’s peak farming body has urged the state and federal water ministers at tomorrow’s Murray Darling Basin meeting to keep destructive water buybacks off the table, instead take a smart and strategic approach to achieving the Plan’s goals. National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) CEO Tony Mahar said the renewed attention on the 450GL recovery target had […]

2 months ago


NFF calls on Government to listen to farmers on Methane Pledge


The National Farmers’ Federation is urging the Federal Government to continue its constructive consultations with agriculture as part of any Global Methane Pledge. As more than 100 countries around the world, including the EU, the US, and Indonesia pledge a 30 per cent global cut in methane emissions by 2030, the spotlight has fallen on Australia to […]

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2 months ago


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