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AgForce Seeks Input Into Maps

AgForce Seeks Input Into Maps

AgForce has called for producer involvement in a review of the State Government’s new “blue dot” vegetation maps.

Fund Opens To Nurture Ideas

Fund Opens To Nurture Ideas

Innovative farmers and food producers have been invited to apply for financial assistance from the Coles Nurture Fund to help them develop new market-leading products, processes and technologies.

James Takes His Pork To The World

James Takes His Pork To The World

Two Kingaroy businesses are among an elite group of “emerging exporters” who have been selected to take part in a special three-year mentoring program which aims to help expand their markets.

Tariff Cut-Off Date Extended

Tariff Cut-Off Date Extended

Farmers and businesses on obsolete or transitional electricity tariffs have been given an extra year to move to new tariffs.

Bree Joins RDA Committee

Bree Joins RDA Committee

Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers managing director Bree Grima is the latest new face to join the Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett committee.

LNP Calls For Bushfire Report

LNP Calls For Bushfire Report

The LNP Opposition has called on the State Government to release the report into last year’s devastating bushfires to ensure communities can be better prepared for the season ahead.

Farmers Alarmed By ‘Blue Dot’ Maps

Farmers Alarmed By ‘Blue Dot’ Maps

A change in vegetation mapping introduced by the State Government in a bid to protect habitats for endangered species has alarmed AgForce.

MP Quizzes Minister Over Bees

MP Quizzes Minister Over Bees

Locking out beekeepers from National Parks in 2025 will destroy many horticultural industries, according to Member for Gympie Tony Perrett.

Ag Meeting Puts Spotlight On Beef

Ag Meeting Puts Spotlight On Beef

Beef production was the focus of the South Burnett Community Agriculture Network’s latest quarterly meeting, held in Kingaroy last week.

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

Alkaloid Plant Begins 10-Year Upgrade

The first stage of a long-term plan to expand a duboisia processing plant at Memerambi has begun after Council permission was granted to build a new storage area

Ag Export Values Drop $45b

Ag Export Values Drop $45b

Australia’s agricultural export earnings have been forecast to fall by $45 billion in 2019-20.

Steers Top $1238 At Murgon Sale

Steers Top $1238 At Murgon Sale

Murgon’s Fat and Store Sale last Tuesday, June 11, yarded 797 head according to TopX Murgon owner and agent Jason Wicks.

We’re Off To The Ekka!

We’re Off To The Ekka!

A student forensic scientist who wants to become a detective and a Blackbutt woman who represented Queensland in 2015 as a cattle judge at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show will upholding the honour of the South Burnett at this year’s Ekka.

QFF Welcomes Dam Funding

QFF Welcomes Dam Funding

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has acknowledged increased spending in the agriculture portfolio in the 2019-20 State Budget but has questioned some of the government’s funding choices.

Budget ‘Locks In Debt, Taxes’

Budget ‘Locks In Debt, Taxes’

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington said the 2019-20 State Budget had locked in higher taxes, more debt, less jobs and less infrastructure for Queensland

Few Surprises For South Burnett

Few Surprises For South Burnett

The State Government’s 2019-20 Budget, handed down by Treasurer Jackie Trad on Tuesday, contains few surprises for the South Burnett region.

Fires Blamed For Insurance Hike

Fires Blamed For Insurance Hike

Swickers’ devastating fire in Kingaroy in 2016 – and another fire at an Adelaide abattoir two years later – have been blamed for a large rise in insurance premiums for some food processors.

Call To End Stamp Duty

Call To End Stamp Duty

Queensland Farmers Federation has called for the removal of stamp duty from agricultural insurance to “even the playing field”.

Drone Survey Identifies Weeds

Drone Survey Identifies Weeds

A survey using a drone to map weed infestations along Boonara Creek and Lower Barambah Creek has been undertaken by Gympie Regional Council and the Burnett Catchment Care Association.

Call To Release Drought Review

Call To Release Drought Review

The LNP Opposition has called on the State Government to release the results of an independent review into Queensland’s drought program.

Farmers Face Power Uncertainty

Farmers Face Power Uncertainty

Queensland Farmers’ Federation has encouraged farmers to review their electricity tariffs following the release of 2019-20 regulated electricity prices for regional Queensland.

Calling All Young Artists!

Calling All Young Artists!

South Burnett students are being invited to send in their entries for the annual Farm Safety calendar competition

BOM Predicts Below-Average Winter Rain

BOM Predicts Below-Average Winter Rain

There’s little good news for South Burnett farmers hoping for rain over the next few months.

Grants For Nature Refuges

Grants For Nature Refuges

Nature Refuge landholders in Queensland will be able to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support their work maintaining nature refuges on their properties.

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