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Slap In The Face For Farmers: AgForce

Slap In The Face For Farmers: AgForce

AgForce says Queensland farmers are angry and bitterly disappointed after a Parliamentary committee recommended vegetation management laws be passed without any changes.

South Burnett Properties Sell For $6.7m

South Burnett Properties Sell For $6.7m

Two South Burnett cattle properties fetched a total of $6.7 million when they were sold at auction in Brisbane on Friday.

Glittering Night At Showgrounds

Glittering Night At Showgrounds

The South Burnett Show Society stayed close to home for their annual Show Dinner on Friday night … electing to hold the glittering event in the Kucks Pavilion at Kingaroy Showground.

FRRR Extends Grants Program

FRRR Extends Grants Program

Community groups in drought-affected areas in regional Queensland can now apply for grants to bring people together, strengthen community resilience and plan for the future, whenever they need it.

Qld Tops Phone Complaints List

Qld Tops Phone Complaints List

Complaints by Queenslanders about the quality of telecommunications services has risen almost 40 per cent, according to the latest report by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Bell Ambassador Off To Ekka

Bell Ambassador Off To Ekka

Bell Show Rural Ambassador Brooke Cuddihy will be representing the Darling Downs Sub-Chamber at this year’s Ekka in August.

Farmers Urged To Apply For Energy Audit

Farmers Urged To Apply For Energy Audit

The State Government has extended a program which allows Queensland farmers to apply to receive a free energy efficiency audit to help cut power bills.

Ashley’s Off To The USA

Ashley’s Off To The USA

Goomeri resident Ashley Knight will be flying to the United States on Tuesday (April 17) to fulfil a life-long dream.

Wine Exports Hit $2.6b

Wine Exports Hit $2.6b

Australian wine export values are the highest in a decade, up 16 per cent to $2.65 billion, according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report.

New Labour Hire Scheme Begins

New Labour Hire Scheme Begins

The State Government’s new mandatory labour hire licence scheme came into affect on Monday (April 16).

July Deadline For Storm Grants

July Deadline For Storm Grants

Primary producers in the North Burnett Regional Council area who suffered direct damage from severe weather last October have until July 20 to apply for a State Government exceptional circumstances grant.

Last Chance To Book

Last Chance To Book

Friday (April 13) is the last chance to for local primary producers to book into the next South Burnett Community Agriculture Network meeting.

Abattoir Fuelled By Biogas

Abattoir Fuelled By Biogas

An abattoir in rural NSW has teamed up with a Queensland energy provider to turn its waste into energy, thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Mayors Call For Rethink On Tree Laws

Mayors Call For Rethink On Tree Laws

The Council of Mayors Darling Downs & South West Queensland is backing the Queensland Farmers’ Federation call for a rethink of the proposed changes to Queensland’s vegetation management laws.

Ag Traineeships Help<BR> Rural Parents And Students

Ag Traineeships Help
Rural Parents And Students

Rural students in Years 10, 11 and 12 can now access agricultural training at home by completing a Certificate III in Agriculture with TAFE Queensland.

Work Starts On Seed Plant

Work Starts On Seed Plant

Construction has started on Crumptons’ new pure seed processing plant in Kingaroy, but owner Sonie Crumpton doesn’t expect it to be fully operational until April or May next year.

Cattle Prices Ease In Murgon

Cattle Prices Ease In Murgon

900 were yarded for the fortnightly sale in Murgon on Tuesday, March 27.

Cattle Strong At Goomeri Show

Cattle Strong At Goomeri Show

The Goomeri Show was big on family entertainment this year, with fireworks and a movie scheduled on Saturday night to entertain the younger patrons.

Survey Focus On Ag Vehicles

Survey Focus On Ag Vehicles

Researchers at James Cook University are seeking public feedback to help them find ways of minimising road accidents involving large agricultural vehicles.

$468,000 For BIEDO Project

$468,000 For BIEDO Project

BIEDO – the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation – has been awarded a $468,000 Federal Government grant for their latest project, “Inclusive CommuniTIES – Stronger Together”.

AgForce Calls Consultations ‘A Joke’

AgForce Calls Consultations ‘A Joke’

AgForce has described as “rushed and ridiculous” and an “absolute joke” the way consultations for proposed new vegetation management laws are being handled by the State Government.

Murgon Puts On A Perfect Show

Murgon Puts On A Perfect Show

Murgon showgoers were treated to the perfect rural show at the weekend … beautiful weather, a spruced up showground and plenty of top-class exhibits.

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