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State Government tags $1.9m for grazing program for Fitzroy

Minister for Agriculture John McVeigh, Charlie Wilson (FBA), Ian Burnett (Agforce), and Minister for Environment Andrew Powell at Belmont Station to announce the Grazing industry's BMP. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Minister for Agriculture John McVeigh, Charlie Wilson (FBA), Ian Burnett (Agforce), and Minister for Environment Andrew Powell at Belmont Station to announce the Grazing industry's BMP. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

THE Fitzroy Basin Association will lead the way in partnership with AgForce to roll out a grazing best management practice program throughout Queensland.

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell and Minister for Agriculture John McVeigh announced yesterday at Belmont Research Station that $1.9million would be earmarked to fund a launch of the program by the FBA and AgForce in the Fitzroy region and eventually the whole state.

Association chairman Charlie Wilson said it was an exciting opportunity which was modelled on a similar cotton program.

"From FBA's point of view, we've been delighted to work with the Department and AgForce for a number of years on this initiative," he said.

"We're really excited to be working now with both departments to roll this out firstly through the NQ dry tropics and maybe right across Queensland if it's successful.

For further details, contact AgForce, agforceqld. org.au, or the FBA, fba.org.au.

For more information on this new grazing program see Friday's Rural Weekly.

Topics:  agforce, state government




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