Nuffield Australia- National Conference 2019

Good morning,

The Nuffield Australia National Conference rotates around the country, and in 2019 its Queensland’s turn for the first time in seven years.

It’s a flagship agricultural event, with 25 Nuffield Scholars presenting the findings of their overseas agricultural research , plus other speakers including David Crombie AM, John Woods (GRDC) and Michiel van Lookeren Campagne (CSIRO).

It will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre, the home of Brisbane’s EKKA precinct from 17-19 September. This year’s theme is based on the three key pillars of ‘Collaborate, Innovate and Cultivate’.

There is also a two-day post-conference tour to the Darling Downs.

This event is open to everyone involved in agriculture and fisheries, and early-bird rates apply until 1-August.

As a non-profit organisation, we would be grateful if you could promote this event through your networks over the next month?

Attached is a media release and infographics, and the webpage is: https://nuffield.com.au/2019-nuffield-australia-national-conference/

Thanks in anticipation of your support,

Nicola Raymond
Program Operations Manager
Nuffield Australia
Ph: 0406 761 798
E: nicola.raymond@nuffield.com.au
Head office: PO Box 1021, North Sydney, NSW 2059

190624 Nuffield Conference – Media Release UPDATED

BMP Programs – Survey from SRA Next Crop Program

Dear GROWERS,

As part of our SRA Next Crop 2019 program, I’m one of several farmers from our sugar industry embarking on a project to address an issue that is going to have an increasing impact across our State. In light of swelling Government legislation aimed at farming practices, we are concerned about the level of uptake of farmers adopting recognised Best Management Practice (BMP).

Our project which will dig deeper into the BMP Programs (such as Smartcane BMP, Bonsucro and Proterra) and initially seek why only a small number of growers in some areas have become accredited, and hope to improve the continued uptake of accreditation. The project may have some crossovers with other programs such a Cane Changer because we want to delve deeper into the minds of Cane Farmers to see what the impediments are, and then assist them down the path to becoming BMP accredited.

Desired outcomes:
1) Improve industry wide farm profitability
2) Underpin our social licence to operate a sustainable and environmentally responsible industry.

The above is just an extract from the Project Plan we have been working on and compiling data and we will seek to engage with industry representatives, collective groups, advisers, millers, marketers, extension officers, and agronomists throughout our industry.

To start off, we are aiming to contact several farmers from each region to gain an understanding of what the perceived impediments and advantages are when becoming a BMP accredited business.

Your assistance would be very much appreciated. Please contact me if you have any queries in relation to our project or you would like further information.

Kindest Regards
Rhonda Pirrone
0420236706
rhonda.pirrone@my.jcu.edu.au

Any members wishing to participate in survey but would prefer to remain anonymous can forward/deliver survey to this office and KCGO will onforward it to Rhonda Pirrone via our email address.

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

Best Management Practice BMP Survey

Daily Sugar Price – 23 July 2019

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

The July 2019 contract settled at: 11.59 US c/lb

The Australian Dollar currently trades at: 70.36 US cents

Forward indicative prices in Australian dollars are:

*$356 for October Contract – 2019 season

$375 for 2019 season

$408 for 2020 season

$420 for 2021 season

$420 for 2022 season

Proudly brought to you by Kalagro Limited.
Information sourced from QSL.

Daily Sugar Price

Monday, 22 July 2019

The July 2019 contract settled at: 11.59 US c/lb

The Australian Dollar currently trades at: 70.45 US cents

Forward indicative prices in Australian dollars are:

*$360 for October Contract – 2019 season

$375 for 2019 season

$409 for 2020 season

$422 for 2021 season

$422 for 2022 season

Proudly brought to you by Kalagro Limited.
Information sourced from QSL.