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Horticulture Targets ‘Responsible Farming’

Consumer demand for the provision of evidence-based ethical and sustainable practices from their food producers to limit food waste, packaging, and boosting water and energy efficiency have been captured in a new Australian-Grown Horticulture Sustainability Framework and is in alignment with the United Nations‘ Sustainable Development Goals. The Horticulture Sustainability Framework was developed over 12 months and involved …

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Tropical Cyclone Niran Grants

Businesses affected by Tropical Cyclone Niran and Associated Low-Pressure System between 25 February – 3 March 2021 can now access extraordinary disaster assistance grants of up to $75,000.  These grants are available to primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations. You will find further details and application forms by visiting the Queensland Rural and Industry Development …

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Covid Bank Loan Deferrals

Banks are offering a support package, available to all small businesses and home loan customers significantly impacted by current lockdowns or recovery from recent lockdowns, irrespective of location or industry. Business banking repayment deferrals Up to 3 month repayment deferrals, with loan terms extended accordingly Offered to all small business customers (business lending less than …

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Biosecurity Threat of Seeds in the Mail

A range of vegetable and fruit viruses have been detected in seeds from overseas, demonstrating the significant biosecurity risks that illegal seed imports can pose. Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer, Dr. Gabrielle Vivian-Smith, said a variety of seeds were imported for testing and research purposes, and the majority carried viruses of concern. Seeds are the most …

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