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Murgon Values Stay Firm

Murgon Values Stay Firm

Agents yarded 650 in Murgon on Tuesday, where values seemed to remain fairly firm on the previous sale.

Rail Link Boost For Wellcamp

Rail Link Boost For Wellcamp

Local farmers are angry and dismayed by the decision, but Wellcamp Airport could be the big winner from Thursday’s announcement about the route for the inland rail line.

Warmest Winter On Record

Warmest Winter On Record

Australia has just endured its warmest winter on record for average maximum temperatures, according to a report released this week by the Climate Council.

Farm Production To Fall After Record Highs

Farm Production To Fall After Record Highs

The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall almost 9 per cent to $58 billion in 2017–18, primarily reflecting a decline in crop production, according to the Agricultural Commodities, September quarter 2017 report.

MP Calls For<BR> Scrapping Of Bee Ban

MP Calls For
Scrapping Of Bee Ban

Member for Gympie Tony Perrett is calling a ban on beekeepers using National Parks to be scrapped

Export Grants Available For Producers

Export Grants Available For Producers

Grants of up to $100,000 are now available for Queensland food producers looking to break into new overseas markets or boost their export earnings.

Agriculture ‘Fastest Growing Sector’

Agriculture ‘Fastest Growing Sector’

Agriculture is now the largest contributor to national GDP growth and the fastest growing economic sector, according to figures cited on Thursday by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

Licensing Plan To Stamp<br /> Out Labour Hire Cheats

Licensing Plan To Stamp
Out Labour Hire Cheats

The State Government will “stamp out” unscrupulous labour hire operators who rip off vulnerable workers

Murgon Market Up Slightly

Murgon Market Up Slightly

Tuesday’s fortnightly cattle sale in Murgon saw 850 cattle yarded and the market improve slightly in some areas.

Right Royal Celebration At Wondai

Right Royal Celebration At Wondai

Queensland Governor Paul de Jersey AC added a vice-regal touch to Wondai’s Centenary Show at the weekend … but he’s not the first Governor to have dropped in over the years.

Chicken Farmers Lose $150m Contracts

Chicken Farmers Lose $150m Contracts

Chicken processor Baiada is cancelling contracts with all chicken farmers in south-east Queensland, following its announcement earlier this week that it is closing its Ipswich plant.

Bill Aims To Cut Export Red Tape

Bill Aims To Cut Export Red Tape

The Federal Government is seeking feedback on proposed legislation which aims to simplify agricultural exports.

Drought Funding Available

Drought Funding Available

Toowoomba Regional Council is urging community groups within its region to apply for funding through the Community Drought Support grant program.

RIRDC Adopts A New Name

RIRDC Adopts A New Name

The Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) has changed its trading name to “AgriFutures Australia”.

ACTU Slams Working Visa Program

ACTU Slams Working Visa Program

The ACTU has slammed the Federal Government for extending the working holiday visa program which the Fair Work Ombudsman has claimed allows the systemic exploitation of temporary visa workers.

Lohse To Stand In Callide

Lohse To Stand In Callide

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party has named the candidate who will now be standing in Callide following the dumping of previous candidate Elise Cottam in February.

Workshop Aims To Improve Farm Safety

Workshop Aims To Improve Farm Safety

The Queensland Farmers Federation will hold a one day workshop in Kingaroy next February to help South Burnett farm businesses reduce risks and increase efficiency and compliance.

Market Softer In Murgon

Market Softer In Murgon

The 850 head yarded in Murgon last Tuesday met a softer market throughout.

Please Don’t Burn Our Poles: Ergon

Please Don’t Burn Our Poles: Ergon

Property owners planning burn-offs have been urged by Ergon Energy to take precautions to prevent damage to the electricity network.

Producers Warned To Tighten Biosecurity

Producers Warned To Tighten Biosecurity

Recent changes to management of Bovine Johne’s Disease reinforce the importance of having robust farm biosecurity protocols and practices in place – regardless of the type of livestock – farmers have been warned.

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