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Entries Open For Farm Safety Calendar

Entries Open For Farm Safety Calendar

The annual Farm Safety Calendar competition is on again, with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland calling for entries from local schoolchildren for the 2019 edition.

Timber Harvest Breaks Record

Timber Harvest Breaks Record

Australia’s annual timber harvest has reached a record level, according to figures released on Thursday by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.

Schools On Show At Blackbutt

Schools On Show At Blackbutt

Large crowds rolled up for the 84th Blackbutt Show held on Saturday … and the weather and attractions didn’t disappoint.

Opposition ‘Spray’ Over Weeds

Opposition ‘Spray’ Over Weeds

Opposition agriculture spokesman Tony Perrett has given the State Government a “spray” over delays in releasing a Parliamentary Report on the impact of invasive weeds.

Drought Status Revoked

Drought Status Revoked

Summer rain has led to the State Government revoking the drought-declared status for the Gympie, North Burnett and Western Downs regional council areas.

SunPork Aims To Boost Exports

SunPork Aims To Boost Exports

SunPork Fresh Foods has received a financial boost from the State Government to help the Kingaroy-based company expand its international sales.

MP Praises Budget Initiatives

MP Praises Budget Initiatives

Agriculture Minister – and Member for Maranoa – David Littleproud says the future of agriculture in the South Burnett is being supported through initiatives announced in last week’s Federal Budget.

Climate Scientist Picked For UN Post

Climate Scientist Picked For UN Post

Well-known University of Southern Queensland climate scientist Professor Roger Stone has been elected president of the World Meteorological Organisation’s Commission for Agricultural Meteorology.

MP Warns Against Labor, One Nation

MP Warns Against Labor, One Nation

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington has issued a warning to primary producers across Queensland: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor are a threat to farming families and rural communities.

AgForce Gives Budget A Thumbs-Up

AgForce Gives Budget A Thumbs-Up

AgForce says this year’s Federal Budget is “measured and forward looking” with some good investments in key priority areas for Queensland broadacre primary producers, but it is overlooking other issues of immediate importance.

Huge Weekend At Kingaroy Showground

Huge Weekend At Kingaroy Showground

The organisers of the South Burnett’s largest rural show are smiling after looking over the results of a big weekend at Kingaroy Showground

Swickers Expansion Ready To Roll

Swickers Expansion Ready To Roll

Construction company Wiley has been appointed to design and build the new $60 million slaughter room at Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory.

Kingaroy Show’s Ready To Go!

Kingaroy Show’s Ready To Go!

This year’s Kingaroy Show show will feature all the usual fun of the fair plus a huge Saturday evening of entertainment.

Angry Response To Labor’s Tree Laws

Angry Response To Labor’s Tree Laws

The State Government says it has delivered on a major election commitment, but the LNP and agri-political groups are seething following the late-night passing of vegetation management laws in State Parliament on Thursday.

Big Bucks Raise Some Big Bucks

Big Bucks Raise Some Big Bucks

South Burnett councillor Roz Frohloff ticked an item off her bucket list on Saturday when she took on a steer at the Nanango Show Rodeo.

Action Aplenty At Nanango Show

Action Aplenty At Nanango Show

The 109th annual Nanango Show was a galloping success at the weekend with crowds enjoying a jam-packed program of action in the show rings, at the rodeo and in sideshow alley.

‘It’s Up To Us To Fight For The Bush’

‘It’s Up To Us To Fight For The Bush’

Queensland Rural Ambassador Christie McLennan made an impassioned plea on behalf of rural Queensland while officially opening the Nanango Show at the weekend.

Ergon Tests Fireproof Poles

Ergon Tests Fireproof Poles

Ergon Energy is trialling the use of two fire-resistant products on selected power poles to determine their effectiveness in protecting them from bushfires.

Free Property Maps At Fire Workshop

Free Property Maps At Fire Workshop

A fire management workshop will be held on May 22-23 in Kingaroy to help property owners learn how to create a Fire Management Plan, and balance fire safety with conservation of native plants and animals.

We’re All Set For Nanango Show!

We’re All Set For Nanango Show!

Nanango’s Roz Frohloff will be raising funds for the LifeFlight helicopter rescue service – but hopefully won’t need the service herself! – at Saturday’s Nanango Show.

New Face At Saleyards

New Face At Saleyards

There’s a new face around the Murgon and Kingaroy saleyards …¬†Across Country Real Estate & Livestock at Murgon has hired a new cattle auctioneer.

Mitch Wins Another Aussie Title

Mitch Wins Another Aussie Title

Champion Blackbutt axeman Mitch Argent has added another trophy to his already bulging cabinet … the 2018 Stihl Timbersports Australian Champions title.

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