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Go Local, Buy Local Dairy

Go Local, Buy Local Dairy

Queensland dairy farmers will be celebrated as the “Cream of Australia” in a new state-wide promotional campaign launched at the Ekka.

Georgie To Take Top Role At AgForce

Georgie To Take Top Role At AgForce

Durong grazier – and ABC Board member – Georgie Somerset is set to become the new General President of rural industry lobby group, AgForce Queensland.

Drought Commissioners To Brief Premier

Drought Commissioners To Brief Premier

Former National Party MP Vaughan Johnson has been appointed one of two new volunteer Queensland drought commissioners by the State Government.

Private Camping Now Insured

Private Camping Now Insured

Farmers who allow campers to pitch a swag on their properties can now be covered against potentially ruinous public liability insurance claims if something goes wrong.

All Major Banks Now Offer Offsets

All Major Banks Now Offer Offsets

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed announcements by Westpac and ANZ that they will now allow farmers to offset money held in Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) against their agricultural lending.

Shoppers Support Drought Appeal

Shoppers Support Drought Appeal

All profits from sales in the fresh department at Woolworths supermarkets across Australia on Saturday will be donated to Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale appeal.

Stephanie Named Ekka Champion

Stephanie Named Ekka Champion

Proston Show Junior Rural Ambassador Stephanie Flint has notched up another 2018 title, being named Champion School Led Steer Parader at the Brisbane Ekka.

ACCC Takes Action Over Barley Claims

ACCC Takes Action Over Barley Claims

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken action in the Federal Court against Landmark (trading as Seednet) for allegedly making false, misleading and deceptive claims in a fact sheet for its barley variety, “Compass”.

Drought Support Package Welcomed

Drought Support Package Welcomed

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of more drought assistance to struggling farmers.

Council Sets Baiting Dates

Council Sets Baiting Dates

South Burnett Regional Council, in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland, is organising another round of wild dog and feral pig baiting in the region.

Cattle Producers<br> Call For Tick Support

Cattle Producers
Call For Tick Support

AgForce says a lack of State Government resources is leaving cattle producers more exposed to ticks

$10,000 Fine For Raw Prawns

$10,000 Fine For Raw Prawns

A bait supplier who moved contaminated raw prawns outside the movement restriction area and sold them to a bait shop in the Warwick region has been fined $10,000 in the Brisbane Magistrates Court.

South Burnett Double At Blockbuster

South Burnett Double At Blockbuster

Nanango cattle breeders Midge and Reg Thompson have taken out the “hook” section of the inaugural Limousin Blockbuster hoof and hook competition, judged at Teys Australia’s Beenleigh abattoir.

AgForce Launches Quad Bike Safety Course

AgForce Launches Quad Bike Safety Course

The first accredited quad bike training course offered in the South Burnett will be run next month, thanks to a partnership between AgForce and Kingaroy TAFE.

New Agribusiness Grants Program Launched

New Agribusiness Grants Program Launched

The Queensland Government will inject $10 million into a new grant program to rural and regional agricultural supply chain businesses that provide local employment opportunities.

Survey Shows Rural Debt Improvement

Survey Shows Rural Debt Improvement

Queensland’s rural debt situation has improved over the past six years, according to the State Government.

Farmers Welcome NAB Announcement

Farmers Welcome NAB Announcement

AgForce Queensland has welcomed the move by NAB to offer more financial flexibility for its rural customers, and urged other major lenders to follow suit.

Truck Idling When Man Crushed

Truck Idling When Man Crushed

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland have released some initial findings into the accident which claimed the life of rodeo contractor Brian King on June 23.

Irrigation Ban Looms As Dam Levels Slip

Irrigation Ban Looms As Dam Levels Slip

Boondooma Dam levels are slipping dangerously close to the cut-off level when irrigators will be banned from taking water from the supply.

$100m Loans To Farmers

$100m Loans To Farmers

More than $100 million in concessional loans have been approved in the past 12 months to help young farmers buy or lease their first property, and to improve on-farm productivity.

Energy Survey Targets Farmers

Energy Survey Targets Farmers

Queensland farmers have been encouraged to share their experiences about trying to cut their energy costs.

AgForce Calling For Nominations

AgForce Calling For Nominations

AgForce is urging the “best and brightest” in broadacre agriculture to put their hands up to represent their fellow farmers and drive policies to take rural Queensland forward.

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