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Georgie Honoured With AM

Georgie Honoured With AM

Durong grazier Georgie Somerset is on the ABC Board, is the General President of AgForce … and is now also a Member of the Order of Australia.

E-Petition Backs Maleny Dairies

E-Petition Backs Maleny Dairies

An official E-Petition has been lodged with the State Government in support of Maleny Dairies.

Sunwater<BR> ‘Squeezing Farmers Dry’

Sunwater
‘Squeezing Farmers Dry’

The Opposition has accused Sunwater of “squeezing farmers dry” after it reported a massive revenue jump

‘Pointless Xenophobia’ In Dairy Debate

‘Pointless Xenophobia’ In Dairy Debate

Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation president – and Coolabunia dairy farmer – Brian Tessmann has weighed into the debate over the Metro North Hospital dairy contract, highlighting “pointless xenophobia”.

MP Rejects ALP’s Dairy Claims

MP Rejects ALP’s Dairy Claims

Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has rejected claims she wants to take away business from South Burnett dairy farmers with her campaign to support Maleny Dairies.

Tougher Market For Heifers, Weaners

Tougher Market For Heifers, Weaners

Murgon agents yarded just short of 800 head on January 14 in the first fortnightly cattle sale for 2020.

Forum To Focus On Animal Welfare

Forum To Focus On Animal Welfare

Farmers and small landholders have been invited to attend a free public forum in Kingaroy next week which will cover animal welfare issues and drought.

Fire Bans Lifted

Fire Bans Lifted

The recent rain in the South Burnett has paid off … fire bans due to expire on January 27 have been lifted.

Do You Have Water For Sale?

Do You Have Water For Sale?

Toowoomba Regional Council is looking for irrigators with unused water allocations which they might be interested in selling.

Pacing To Get Shows Racing

Pacing To Get Shows Racing

Competitive harness racing is returning to the South Burnett with events planned at this year’s Nanango and Kingaroy shows as part of a $20,000 Racing Queensland promotion.

AgForce Slams Drought Response

AgForce Slams Drought Response

AgForce claims the State Government has failed to appreciate the seriousness of the drought, and is unwilling accept advice from people on the ground.

Burnett Water Study Begins

Burnett Water Study Begins

The long-awaited multi-million dollar water feasibility study for the Burnett region has finally begun

Climate Change Slicing Into Profits

Climate Change Slicing Into Profits

The shift to hotter and drier condition over the past 19 years has had a negative affect on farm profits, according to the latest report from ABARES.

Biosecurity Advisers Appointed

Biosecurity Advisers Appointed

The State Government has formed a Biosecurity Queensland Ministerial Advisory Committee to  help guide statewide biosecurity systems and protections.

Pig Disease Hits Indonesia

Pig Disease Hits Indonesia

Indonesia has confirmed it has detected African Swine Fever in North Sumatra, and is investigating pig deaths in some other provinces.

Grants To Aid Small Exporters

Grants To Aid Small Exporters

Farmers and small agribusinesses finding it difficult to tap into overseas markets can seek help from a $6.1 million four-year extension of the Federal Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters grants program.

LGAQ Calls For More Action On Water

LGAQ Calls For More Action On Water

The Local Government Association of Queensland has called on the State and Federal Governments to take more action on water security.

Mandatory Dairy Code Launched

Mandatory Dairy Code Launched

The long-awaited Dairy Code Of Conduct, which aims to build a better relationship between dairy farmers and milk processors, was officially launched on Friday morning.

Toowoomba GRP Hits $11.5b

Toowoomba GRP Hits $11.5b

Toowoomba region’s Gross Regional Product has passed the $11 billion mark for the first time.

Gympie Added To Drought List

Gympie Added To Drought List

Almost 68 per cent of Queensland is now officially in drought, with Gympie Regional Council added to the drought-declared list.

Wine Exports ‘The Way Of The Future’

Wine Exports ‘The Way Of The Future’

At a time when ongoing drought has reduced many of the region’s farms to minimal production, two South Burnett wineries are pioneering new export markets in Asia

Water Meter ‘Slug For Farmers’

Water Meter ‘Slug For Farmers’

The LNP claims the State Government is planning to slug farmers to install new water meters, while much of the State is in drought.

Littleproud Calls For Coles Boycott

Littleproud Calls For Coles Boycott

Drought Minister David Littleproud has called on shoppers to boycott Coles in the wake of the revelation that it held back millions of “drought dollars” from dairy farmers.

‘Sad Day For Agriculture’

‘Sad Day For Agriculture’

Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said the closure of the Longreach and Emerald Ag Colleges on Friday was “the end of an era”.

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