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Barnaby Joyce Plans Murgon Visit

Barnaby Joyce Plans Murgon Visit

The Federal Government’s “Special Envoy For Drought Assistance and Recovery”, former National Party leader and Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, will be visiting Murgon later this month.

MP Unveils TAFE Rural Training

MP Unveils TAFE Rural Training

The State Government has announced it will invest $2.2 million in rural support training programs … just days after it broke the news that Queensland’s last two agricultural colleges would be axed.

Free Oil Recycling For Farms

Free Oil Recycling For Farms

Farmers are being encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to recycle their used oil.

Inquiry To Examine Vegetation Policies

Inquiry To Examine Vegetation Policies

A day after the State LNP called for an inquiry into Queensland’s bushfires, its Federal colleagues have announced one will be held – but it will include vegetation management policies across Australia.

LNP Calls For Bushfires Inquiry

LNP Calls For Bushfires Inquiry

The Liberal National Party is calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry following the devastating Queensland bushfires.

Feeders, Weaners In Demand

Feeders, Weaners In Demand

950 head were yarded in Murgon on Tuesday, December 4 for the fortnightly liveweight sale, where export cattle were easier across the board.

AgForce ‘Furious’ At Closures

AgForce ‘Furious’ At Closures

AgForce is furious it has been ignored by the State Government about the closure of Queensland’s two agricultural colleges.

Ag College Closures ‘Betraying The Bush’

Ag College Closures ‘Betraying The Bush’

A State Government decision to close Queensland’s remaining agricultural colleges at the end of 2019 has drawn an angry response from Opposition leader Deb Frecklington.

Consultant Tipped For Water Project

Consultant Tipped For Water Project

A consultant with proven expertise in scoping water projects could be engaged to examine future water security options for the South and North Burnett.

SPC Looks For New Buyer

SPC Looks For New Buyer

Coca-Cola Amatil has told shareholders in Sydney it has decided to sell off its fruit, veges and baked beans packager SPC.

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

Great Ideas … Just Add Water

An informal “South Burnett Water Users Group” was formed on Thursday following a forum called by South Burnett Regional Council to gather ideas for future water projects in the region.

AgForce Seeks ‘Best And Brightest”

AgForce Seeks ‘Best And Brightest”

AgForce is seeking experienced, enthusiastic and creative thinkers to help drive policies that ensure the continued sustainability and growth of Queensland agribusiness.

Growing Macadamias Isn’t Peanuts!

Growing Macadamias Isn’t Peanuts!

Work on developing the South Burnett’s first commercial macadamia plantation began on Monday with the first of 12,000 young trees being planted in a Kingaroy paddock.

Chance For Rural Business To Speak Up

Chance For Rural Business To Speak Up

An emerging trend among large Australian and multinational companies to delay payments to rural and regional businesses is being surveyed by the Federal Government.

Farmers … Don’t Miss The Deadline!

Farmers … Don’t Miss The Deadline!

Drought-affected farmers who are yet to apply for Farm Household Allowance are being urged to act quickly to ensure they don’t miss out on thousands of dollars in extra payments available under the scheme.

Water Meeting On Thursday

Water Meeting On Thursday

South Burnett Regional Council will be holding a meeting on Thursday (November 29) to discuss future water infrastructure needs in the region.

Growers Urged To Send<br> In Samples Of Crop Disease

Growers Urged To Send
In Samples Of Crop Disease

Summer crop growers are being encouraged to submit any diseased plant samples for diagnosis.

QFF Renews Calls To Axe Stamp Duty

QFF Renews Calls To Axe Stamp Duty

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has renewed calls to remove stamp duty on crop insurance in Queensland.

Fitness Tracker … For Cattle

Fitness Tracker … For Cattle

The CSIRO and an agtech startup, Ceres Tag, have created a smart ear tag to help farmers keep track of where their livestock are and what they’re doing.

$1m In Farm Wages Recovered

$1m In Farm Wages Recovered

An investigation targeting Australia’s Harvest Trail has recovered more than $1 million in unpaid wages for more than 2500 farm workers.

Smart Farms Grants Now Open

Smart Farms Grants Now Open

Landholders and community groups are being encouraged to apply for up to $200,000 under Round 2 of the Federal Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants scheme.

$2m Study To Improve Irrigation

$2m Study To Improve Irrigation

The Federal Government will spend $2 million to improve water infrastructure for farmers in the South and North Burnett as part of its national drought-proofing plan.

New Cattle President For AgForce

New Cattle President For AgForce

Increased investment in biosecurity, better cattle pregnancy testing and using new technologies to improve productivity are key priorities for Will Wilson in his new role as AgForce Queensland’s Cattle President.

Farmers Encouraged To Attend GFIA

Farmers Encouraged To Attend GFIA

Queensland farmers are being encouraged to attend the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture being held on November 27-28 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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