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QFF Renews Calls To Axe Stamp Duty

QFF Renews Calls To Axe Stamp Duty

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has renewed calls to remove stamp duty on crop insurance in Queensland.

Fitness Tracker … For Cattle

Fitness Tracker … For Cattle

The CSIRO and an agtech startup, Ceres Tag, have created a smart ear tag to help farmers keep track of where their livestock are and what they’re doing.

$1m In Farm Wages Recovered

$1m In Farm Wages Recovered

An investigation targeting Australia’s Harvest Trail has recovered more than $1 million in unpaid wages for more than 2500 farm workers.

Smart Farms Grants Now Open

Smart Farms Grants Now Open

Landholders and community groups are being encouraged to apply for up to $200,000 under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants scheme.

$2m Study To Improve Irrigation

$2m Study To Improve Irrigation

The Federal Government will spend $2 million to improve water infrastructure for farmers in the South and North Burnett as part of its national drought-proofing plan.

New Cattle President For AgForce

New Cattle President For AgForce

Increased investment in biosecurity, better cattle pregnancy testing and using new technologies to improve productivity are key priorities for Will Wilson in his new role as AgForce Queensland’s Cattle President.

Farmers Encouraged To Attend GFIA

Farmers Encouraged To Attend GFIA

Queensland farmers are being encouraged to attend the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture being held on November 27-28 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Rural Rates: How We Compare

Rural Rates: How We Compare

Last week southburnett.com.au published our fifth annual residential rates comparison, and since we did this several readers have asked if we could do a comparison of rural rates as well.

Have Your Say On Meat Exports

Have Your Say On Meat Exports

Agribusinesses and others involved in the meat trade are being urged to have their say about new rules for exporting meat products.

Farmers To Meet At Maidenwell

Farmers To Meet At Maidenwell

The final meeting of the South Burnett Community Agriculture Network for 2018 will be held on November 27 at Maidenwell Hall.

Murgon Cattle Sale Draws 980 Head

Murgon Cattle Sale Draws 980 Head

980 head were yarded in Murgon on Tuesday’s at the fortnightly cattle sale.

Fun Night To Help Farmers

Fun Night To Help Farmers

Saturday night’s “locals helping locals” comedy night fundraiser in Kingaroy has raised at least $8000 to help South Burnett farmers.

Nanango Donations Hit The Road

Nanango Donations Hit The Road

Do you remember the South Burnett Food For Queensland Farmers campaign initiated earlier this year by Nanango resident Trina Lucas?

Work Starts On Dairy Code

Work Starts On Dairy Code

The Federal Government has started formal consultations on a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry.

LNP Fears Hidden Water Rises

LNP Fears Hidden Water Rises

The LNP fears the State Government’s move to refer irrigation pricing to the Queensland Competition Authority could end up costing farmers a lot more for water.

$15m Added To Grants Program

$15m Added To Grants Program

Community groups in drought-affected parts of Queensland have been urged to apply for a share of $15 million in Federal Government grants.

Landcare Group To Wind Up

Landcare Group To Wind Up

The Kingaroy Landcare Group will wind up within six months unless a new President and Secretary can be found.

Help For Farmers, But More’s Needed

Help For Farmers, But More’s Needed

So far this year Murgon’s Graham House has quietly helped 91 South Burnett farming families put food on the table, pay bills, fix broken pumps …

Dam Allocation Hits 100pc

Dam Allocation Hits 100pc

There’s been some more good news for irrigators who rely on Boondooma Dam … their allocations have been lifted from 46 per cent to 100 per cent.

PCA Goes Nuts In Brisbane

PCA Goes Nuts In Brisbane

Peanut Company of Australia shared the love of Kingaroy peanuts at the Good Food & Wine Show in Brisbane at the weekend.

Low-Interest Disaster Loans Available

Low-Interest Disaster Loans Available

Natural disaster assistance – including low-interest loans up to $250,000 – is now available to primary producers directly affected by the severe storms that struck the South Burnett on October 11-14.

Irrigation Costs To Be Reviewed

Irrigation Costs To Be Reviewed

Irrigation pricing in Queensland is to be reviewed by the independent economic regulator, the Queensland Competition Authority, but the review won’t affect pricing structures for 2019.

Billion-Dollar Wage Theft

Billion-Dollar Wage Theft

Unions say wage theft has become a business model in Australia after research reveals backpackers are more than likely owed more than a billion dollars in unpaid wages.

Bega Reflects On Big Year

Bega Reflects On Big Year

Bega Cheese – owners of the Peanut Company of Australia – expects to have a court determination in its well-publicised peanut butter dispute with Kraft before next June

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