The recent storms in the South Burnett have eased pressure for Boondooma Dam irrigators, with water levels taking a sharp rise on Saturday.
The LNP’s attack on major supermarkets has been ramped up with Shadow Agriculture Minister Tony Perrett suggesting it was time for the “bastards to pay”.
Detectives have arrested and charged a 48-year-old Mondure man after an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a female backpacker.
BlazeAid volunteers have hit the ground running, beginning work on storm-affected farms in the Coolabunia area on Wednesday.
Representatives from a string of South Burnett community groups gathered on Tuesday afternoon to discuss how to support the BlazeAid camp which is being set up in Kingaroy in the wake of last Thursday’s destructive storms.
An information session to encourage local farming families to find out more about the Farm Household Allowance will be held on Saturday morning (October 20) from 10:00am to noon at the Centrelink office in Kingaroy
JKI International has taken over the Wondai seed plant formerly operated by the Blue Ribbon Group.
South Burnett young artists have taken out three prizes in the State Government’s annual Farm Safety Calendar.
BlazeAid volunteers will be heading to the South Burnett this week to help local farmers clean up after Thursday’s storms.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has told supermarket chain Aldi to “take a running jump” and has suggested shoppers avoid Coles and Woolworths supermarkets altogether.
Kumbia stonefruit growers Teresa and Lindsay Francis are the face of Thursday’s wild storms in the South Burnett … losing more than $2 million worth of crops in the matter of just a few minutes.
The Coolabunia Saleyards have been closed to the public in the wake of Thursday’s wild storm.
Detectives are investigating the deliberate sabotage of a Lockyer Valley crop which could have cost the owners more than $1 million in losses.
Fancy a night of great comedy? As well as enjoying some belly laughs, patrons at a special night out being organised in Kingaroy next month will also go home knowing they’ve helped out South Burnett farmers.
AgForce Queensland has organised a special forum to help primary producers understand changes in agriculture and how to ensure their businesses remain productive, profitable and sustainable.
The State Government has released new guidelines for local councils to take into consideration when assessing applications for solar farms.
Shadow Agriculture Minister Tony Perrett has slammed the shock sacking of a Local Drought Committee by the State Government.
Animal Health Australia (AHA) will be working to raise awareness next week about the real risks posed to farmers and rural workers by “zoonotic” diseases, ie. diseases passed from animals to humans.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a boost in drought assistance from the Queensland Drought Appeal.
South Burnett councillor Ros Heit was named winner of the 2018 Leadership Award at the recent Queensland Regional and Remote Women’s Network (QRRRWN) Conference held in Kingaroy.
Farmers are being urged to have their say about the effectiveness of Queensland drought support measures by completing an AgForce survey as well as taking part in an independent State Government review.
The Queensland Farmers’ Federation is urging farmers and rural communities to get ready for Queensland’s new Waste Levy.
The Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation says a decision by Woolworths and Coles to back the 10 cent “Drought Levy” on milk is a good start.
Australia Post has released a special edition Drought Relief stamp to help raise funds for Rural Aid, the charity behind the Buy a Bale campaign