Agricultural shows get a windfall $15.4 fund to play with in 2022

The spending is not going to stop until the election is run as the sitting Federal Government splashes another $15.4 million on agriculture shows It is indicated the program is only available to country Agricultural shows and does not include Capital City Royal Shows or Field Day events. So maybe a few votes lost there. […]

Field Days and Agricultural Shows offered further support leading into 2022 events

There is $7.9 million cash injection available for eligible Field days and Agricultural shows Applications will open under round two of the Coalition Government’s Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program on 28 January 2022. The Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program is a way to give show societies and Field days committees a […]

Nine projects to Improve Farm Safety Practices have been approved

Nine projects worth $1.6 million to Improve Farm Safety Practices have been announced as part of the National Farm Safety Education Fund. It is expected the projects will educate the next generation of farmers and industries about the importance of on-farm safety. It’s an ugly reality that one in five workplace fatalities happen on farms, […]

Funding worth $1.3 million flows to drought affected communities

The Australian Government continues to back communities impacted by and recovering from drought, with 38 new projects sharing in over $1.3 million announced today under Round 22 of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program. This federal funding injection will be amplified by co-investments that bring the total value of […]

Another $5 million added to water security research in the far North

There will be $5 million available between three leading Northern Australian universities for research into water security in Northern Australia. The money from the Federal Government, through the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA), will be directed to the Charles Darwin University (CDU), CQUniversity Australia (CQU) and James Cook University (JCU). The research […]

Townsend Industries a Mackay sugar cane processor quick to grab $693,429 funding

Mackay-based Townsend Industries will receive $693,429 in funding for a pilot facility that will test how processed sugar cane can produce high-value products. The Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said Townsend Industries has demonstrated a commitment to innovation which has the potential to create new industries and jobs for north Queensland. “This […]