The first of 1200 Pacific Islander workers have arrived in "the nick of time" to help the state's citrus crop make it to market.
The Queensland government is rampingup its efforts to ensure the state has enough seasonal labour this winter.
State governments and farm industries are coming up with new ways to attract more overseas workers to Australia to overcome a farm labour crisis.
Having organised and led numerous farm study tours of New Zealand, I now look back and reflect on the real benefits our farmers have gained from travelling to another country.
China's aggressive trade tariffs have cost the Australian economy millions of dollars, but the damage isn't anywhere nearly as bad as originally anticipated.