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Fire Ban In Somerset Region

Fire Ban In Somerset Region

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have imposed a local fire ban for some south-east Queensland areas, including the Somerset Regional Council area.

Water Security ‘Fake News’

Water Security ‘Fake News’

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says the Labor Government’s announcement last week that Barambah Creek farmers now have water security is nothing but fake news.

Border Exemption Extended

Border Exemption Extended

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has extended the class exemption for farmers and agribusiness workers who need to move between Queensland and NSW to perform essential agribusiness services or farming activities, such as tending to livestock or crops.

Show Society Grants Announced

Show Society Grants Announced

The Show Societies Grants Program provides financial support for operating costs associated with conducting annual agricultural shows, and costs towards the construction and maintenance of showground assets.

Boost For Barambah Irrigators

Boost For Barambah Irrigators

More than 50 farmers along Barambah Creek have been issued with new groundwater licences allowing them to irrigate their crops and water their stock.

Drought Loan Deadline Looms

Drought Loan Deadline Looms

Farmers and farm-related small businesses have until September 30 to take advantage of two-year interest free loans from the Regional Investment Corporation before the drought-related loan terms change.

Deal To Keep Pork Exports Flowing

Deal To Keep Pork Exports Flowing

The reality that African Swine Fever could reach Australia has prompted the Federal Government to negotiate a special zoning arrangement with Singapore, the country’s largest export market for pork.

Record Sale For Bunya Bulls

Record Sale For Bunya Bulls

Saturday’s Bunya Bull sale at the Coolabunia Saleyards had a 100 per cent clearance rate for the 56 bulls up for sale, a result described by the organising committee as “the best yet”.

More Avian Flu Detected

More Avian Flu Detected

Biosecurity Queensland is urging poultry owners to have good biosecurity measures in place after avian influenza was detected on six more farms in Victoria.

Pork Smugglers Denied Visas

Pork Smugglers Denied Visas

Two merchant seamen have been refused entry into Australia after trying to smuggle in nearly 5kg of pork and pork products in breach of biosecurity laws.

Digital Trial To Track Melons

Digital Trial To Track Melons

The Federal Government is supporting a trial to determine the most suitable system to support digital traceability in the export supply chain of melons.

New Exemptions At Border

New Exemptions At Border

An exemption to border restrictions was approved last week for some Queensland and NSW farmers and agribusiness workers.

Historic Thresher Back Home

Historic Thresher Back Home

An historic “walkie-talkie” Stolzenberg peanut thresher is back where it belongs, under cover outside the Kingaroy Heritage Museum in Edward Street.

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