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Pair Picked For Ekka Honour

Pair Picked For Ekka Honour

Jacinta Rockemer and Jasmine Firman will be heading off to the Ekka later this year to represent the South Burnett’s seven agricultural shows.

Spill Vote Rolls Nats Leader

Spill Vote Rolls Nats Leader

Member for New England Barnaby Joyce will become Australia’s new Deputy Prime Minister after a National Party spill vote on Monday morning elected him party leader.

Workshop On ‘Smart Collars’

Workshop On ‘Smart Collars’

An on-farm workshop will be held in Murgon next month to allow dairy farmers to find out more about the digital activity monitoring program for cattle.

BIEDO To Host Ag Update

BIEDO To Host Ag Update

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington is urging producers to attend a meeting next Tuesday (June 22) to find out more information about the new cropping regulations which came into effect on June 1.

Rebate To Offset Tariff Changes

Rebate To Offset Tariff Changes

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has welcomed an electricity rebate announced by the State Government to assist farmers transitioning to new retail tariffs but has suggested they speak to Ergon Energy before the July 1 implementation.

QFF ‘Underwhelmed’ By Budget

QFF ‘Underwhelmed’ By Budget

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation says it is “underwhelmed” by the 2021-22 State Budget which it says “appears to be all style and not enough substance”.

Chloe’s Off To The Ekka!

Chloe’s Off To The Ekka!

Kingaroy’s Chloe Plowman will be representing the region during the Brisbane Ekka in August after taking out two titles at the recent South Burnett Sub-Chamber finals.

MP Slams Net-Zero ‘Platitudes’

MP Slams Net-Zero ‘Platitudes’

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has called on Australians to stop their “self-loathing” about the country’s record on climate action, telling critics to “take a running jump”.

Saleyards Runs At A Loss

Saleyards Runs At A Loss

A new report has disclosed that Coolabunia’s saleyards are now costing ratepayers between $120,000 and $150,000 a year.

Drought Resilience Grants Open

Drought Resilience Grants Open

Applications are now open for “Networks to Build Drought Resilience” grants, a joint program being delivered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).

AgForce Backs Katter’s Reef Rollback

AgForce Backs Katter’s Reef Rollback

Lobby group AgForce Qld has repeated its call for a national “Office of Science Quality Assurance” to ensure that “outdated, flawed, non-peer-reviewed science and pressure from green groups” does not set government policy.

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