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TRC Extends Rates Relief

TRC Extends Rates Relief

Toowoomba councillors have voted unanimously to extend the deferral of rate notice payments for eligible primary producers who are experiencing severe drought conditions.

Local Grapes Find Fame In Victoria

Local Grapes Find Fame In Victoria

Two winemakers who produce fine wines using South Burnett grapes have been named as finalists in Australia’s largest competition for young winemakers.

Calls Grow For Coles Boycott

Calls Grow For Coles Boycott

Coolabunia dairy farmer Damien Tessmann has joined a chorus of rural voices calling for a boycott of Coles supermarkets.

Study Tour To Explore Food Trail

Study Tour To Explore Food Trail

South Burnett food businesses have been invited to join Business South Burnett on a study tour to the Noosa Farmers’ Market and “Farmer and Sun” in Gympie.

Coca-Cola Writes Off SPC Assets

Coca-Cola Writes Off SPC Assets

Cola-Cola Amatil has updated the ASX on its progress to sell off its iconic fruit, veges and baked beans packager SPC – but t now values its assets at “zero”.

Woolies Calls Off Milk ‘War’

Woolies Calls Off Milk ‘War’

Queensland dairy farmers and local politicians have praised the decision by Woolworths to effectively call a truce in the supermarket milk war.

Water Infrastructure Study Inches Ahead

Water Infrastructure Study Inches Ahead

South Burnett Regional Council reported back to stakeholders on Thursday about progress of the $2 million joint South Burnett – North Burnett water feasibility study.

GRDC Hears From Peanut Growers

GRDC Hears From Peanut Growers

Concerns about peanut crop diseases was one of the key issues raised by growers during the Grains Research and Development Corporation Northern Region Panel visit to the Wide Bay-Burnett last week.

Former AgForce Chief<BR> To Oversee QATC Changes

Former AgForce Chief
To Oversee QATC Changes

Former AgForce CEO Charles Burke has been appointed to oversee the transition of Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges.

Maidenwell Sisters Win Cooyar’s Hearts

Maidenwell Sisters Win Cooyar’s Hearts

Two sisters from Maidenwell walked away with Cooyar Show Society’s highest awards on Saturday.

Tide Turning For Pork Industry?

Tide Turning For Pork Industry?

After two years in a deep slump, the tide could finally be starting to turn for the South Burnett’s struggling pork producers

AgForce Seeks Input Into Pest Strategy

AgForce Seeks Input Into Pest Strategy

Representatives from AgForce Queensland met recently with Regional Biosecurity Coordinator Josh Dyke to discuss industry input into the new Regional Biosecurity Strategy which is under development.

Groups Share $38,800 Drought Funding

Groups Share $38,800 Drought Funding

The South Burnett Community Orchestra will receive $19,000 and the Red Earth Foundation $19,800 in grants from the Foundation For Regional and Rural Renewal.

LNP Calls For Tougher Trespass Laws

LNP Calls For Tougher Trespass Laws

Shadow Agriculture Minister Tony Perrett has called on the State Government to commit Queensland to tougher trespass laws at Friday’s meeting of State and Federal agriculture ministers.

Cattle School Ready For 18th Year

Cattle School Ready For 18th Year

Excited children and adults are ready to get ‘mooovin’ at the annual Brahmousin Cattle School in Nanango this month.

Uni Opens $16m Ag Research Facility

Uni Opens $16m Ag Research Facility

A $16 million Agricultural Science and Engineering Precinct was officially opened on Tuesday at the University of Southern Queensland’s Toowoomba campus.

Farmers Urged To Seek<br> Compensation From Banks

Farmers Urged To Seek
Compensation From Banks

Farmers have been urged to take advantage of the extra period for which they can seek compensation for incidents where they believe banks wronged them.

Ag Meeting At Tablelands

Ag Meeting At Tablelands

BIEDO will be holding a pop-up office at Tableland Hall on Wednesday in a lead-up to its South Burnett Ag Network Forum in the evening.

Mayor Calls Water Meeting

Mayor Calls Water Meeting

A meeting of the South Burnett Water Users Group will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday, February 14, at the Town Common Hall in Kingaroy.

January ‘Hottest Month On Record’

January ‘Hottest Month On Record’

The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate summaries show January has been Australia’s hottest month on record.

National Drought Hub Launched

National Drought Hub Launched

A new online tool was launched on Thursday to give farmers a single, straightforward place to find out what drought assistance is available to them.

Bison Beef Up Campdraft Training

Bison Beef Up Campdraft Training

Members of the Kumbia Pony Club enjoyed an opportunity at the weekend to experience a bit of the American “wild west” as well as improve their horsemanship skills.

TAFE Offers Training To Farmers

TAFE Offers Training To Farmers

A program to help drought-stricken farmers gain new skills and find off-farm work opportunities began at Kingaroy TAFE this week.

Farmers Urged To Attend Weather Workshop

Farmers Urged To Attend Weather Workshop

Farmers have been urged to attend a climate and weather workshop being held in Gayndah on February 13.

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