Agriculture news

News on research, developments and opportunities for Queensland’s plant, cropping, horticulture, livestock and forestry industries.

Read the latest and previous COVID-19 updates.

March 2023

  • Have your say on how we can become a world leader in AgTech
  • Celebrating women in agriculture this International Women's Day 
  • Winner of Queensland AgriFutures Rural Women's Award announced

February 2023

  • Keep an eye out for pasture dieback 
  • Queensland women among AgriFutures Award finalists 
  • Qld rural media awards 2022 winners announced

January 2023

  • $14.25 million grant to boost our sugarcane industry 
  • Growcom: Failing to plan is planning to fail 
  • Producing affordable and sustainable crop insurance systems

December 2022

  • New drought grants to boost farm resilience 
  • 40th anniversary of R2E2 mango
  • Market diversification – building business resilience

November 2022

  • Queensland AgTech month takes flight
  • Consultation open: Have your say on how brands and earmarks are managed in the future
  • Rural Economic Development Grants open

October 2022

  • Queensland Agriculture Awards finalists named
  • Is your business natural disaster ready?
  • Queensland backs efforts to fight lumpy skin disease with new vaccines

September 2022

  • Remaining vigilant against the threat of varroa mite
  • Recognising women with a vision for the future
  • Supply chain project to boost grower confidence

August 2022

  • $22 million boost to Queensland’s biosecurity preparedness 

  • Queensland's agriculture supply chain continues to face disruption from COVID-19

  • Funding for the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) has been extended for another 3 years

July 2022

  • Updated movement restrictions for varroa mite and its carriers
  • Register now for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) webinar
  • 5-year plan to grow Queensland’s agriculture workforce released

June 2022

  • Disaster recovery assistance now available
  • Have your say on the future of feral deer management in Queensland
  • New sheep and goat grants available

June 2022

  • Join the Women in Recreational Fishing Network Qld group
  • Funding for commercial, charter and recreational fishing
  • Australian bass closure

May 2022

  • Taste farm life on the school holidays
  • New research into fertilisers reveals good news for farmers
  • Our plant breeding success was on show at the 16th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference 

April 2022

  • Have your say on a new AgTech Roadmap for Queensland.
  • Connecting overseas buyers with Qld food and beverage
  • Helping Aussie farmers manage pests and diseases

April 2022

  • AgTrends reveal Queensland agriculture commodities are forecast to reach record highs
  • Disaster recovery support for primary producers
  • New app makes it easy to record pasture dieback

March 2022

  • Meet the winner of the 2022 Queensland AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.
  • Financial assistance now available for flood-affected agribusinesses
  • Support for continuity planning and supply chain disruption​​​​​​​

February 2022

  • Good news for Queensland oyster industry
  • Get involved in review of the Act
  • Quarantine programme for PLS/SWP workers ends 

January 2022

  • Disaster funding for eligible primary producers impacted by ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth
  • Mouldy mungbean mystery solved
  • Get a taste of agritourism in 2022

December 2021

  • COVID-19 Border Update
  • Smart Farm to drive AgTech and innovation
  • New drought assistance programs available

November 2021

  • Smart cropping centre to deliver world-class innovation hub 
  • Future Fields takes off across Queensland 
  • CQU robot has autonomous mango-picking within reach

October 2021

  • #AgVenture a perfect way to kick off career
  • Latest update for freight and logistics workers
  • Grain growers warned of risks on the horizon

September 2021

  • Has your seasonal workforce checked in?
  • Applications are now open for the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Awards 
  • Join the Queensland Agriculture Low Emissions Challenge 

August 2021

  • Grants sow seeds in fertile minds
  • Boost for persimmon industry 
  • New online source for PLS/SWP info

July 2021

  • New #pickqld bonus to attract workers 
  • Adoption of AgTech—the key to supply chain profitability
  • Queensland cucurbits back on NZ menu 

June 2021

  • Investing in AgTech for business efficiency 
  • Disaster relief just clicks away with new app
  • Check out the latest drought news

May 2021

  • Grab a taste of farm life
  • New ag portal launched
  • Grow your horticulture knowledge at Hort Connections 2021

April 2021

  • #PickQld winter harvest: Jobs for the picking!
  • The countdown is on—for Beef 2021!
  • Be part of the grasshopper solution

March 2021

  • Bee aware when using insecticides on crops
  • Are you a primary producer affected by Tropical Cyclone Niran?
  • Canine ehrlichiosis: Advice for dog owners

February 2021

  • Breeding the best bananas!
  • Hort industry on watch for exotic pest
  • Come have a yarn with us at Beef 2021

January 2021

  • Fight back against fall armyworm
  • Horticulture looking up
  • Looking to beef up your investment porfolio?

January 2021

  • Deadly dog disease warning
  • International exchange provides insights into Panama TR4
  • Have your say on how brands and earmarks are managed in the future

December 2020

  • Growers take worker safety seriously
  • Queensland budget announced
  • List for free on our AgTech Finder

November 2020

  • Opportunities for native food sector
  • Precision ag in vegetables helps Australian growers
  • Incentives for harvest workers in agriculture

October 2020

In this issue:

  • Make your own digital transformation in November
  • Cluster fencing grants now open
  • New fall armyworm resources

September 2020

In this issue:

  • Six farms detected with avian influenza in Victoria
  • Watch for Russian wheat aphids
  • Biosecurity entity registration reminder

March 2020

In this issue:

  • Fall armyworm detected in North Queensland
  • New grants for Queensland exporters hit by Coronavirus
  • More food. More jobs. More opportunities!