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Growers get ready for storm season
October 14, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson As we move yet again into the disaster season here in Queensland, preparedness is key to…

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Not all ag is equal
October 8, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson The Queensland Horticulture Council is the preeminent body for deliberating industry policy, coordinated by Growcom, and…

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Growers give a Dam about horticulture’s future
October 1, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Burnett growers’ lives have been unnecessarily turned upside down following last week’s announcement the Paradise Dam…

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A paradise lost
September 27, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Shock and surprise are not the reactions you want to have in response to a government…

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Horticulture essential for Reef health
September 24, 2019

By Growcom CEO Growcom has welcomed the Queensland Government’s commitment that horticulture will remain unregulated by new reef management laws, provided…

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Reef regulations no great barrier for horticulture
September 17, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Farmers are among the very best amateur scientists. Their lives and livelihoods depend on being observant, conducting…

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Horticulture industry welcomes national reform
September 10, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson In a big step towards improving productivity and profitability within the agriculture sector, Federal Agriculture Minister…

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National survey captures horticulture employment pain
September 2, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson On 15 April 2019 changes to the Horticulture Award came into effect which made it harder…

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No carrots for Rudolph this Christmas
August 27, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Seemingly unaware of the irony, one Sunday morning not too long ago Premier Palaszczuk and Minister…

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Trickle-up water policy
August 19, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Lockyer Valley farmers can be rightly proud of their role in the Queensland Government reversing tack…

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Planting a seed for the planet
August 13, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson More farmers are now accepting the risk of climate change to their operations. Which isn’t an…

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Bridging the great divide between city and country
August 6, 2019

By Growcom CEO David Thomson Growcom welcomes a new project led by the National Farmers’ Federation to better connect farmers with…

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