Queensland’s agribusiness and food sector is holding firm in the face of COVID-19, according to the State Government, with new data showing the 2020-21 forecast value of primary industries commodities to be $18.4 billion.
Phase 2 of the $2 million Burnett Water Feasibility Study – the “Options Analysis” – has been released, inching forward the eventual construction of the much-discussed Barlil Weir on Barambah Creek.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is proposing to authorise the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation proposed “Fair Go Dairy” licensing scheme for five years.
Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has offered his condolences to the family of a farmer killed in floodwaters on Wednesday night.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says industry compliance with the Dairy Code of Conduct needs to be improved.
An industry body has been awarded $109,176 in Federal Government grants to help streamline avocado exports and help growers target the Japanese and New Zealand markets.
Providers have been chosen to deliver $11.2 million in Federal Government programs to help build drought resilience across Australia.
Recent predictions that agriculture is “bouncing back” with a strong winter crop and a promising rainfall outlook are not being reflected in the local region.
There have been more reports of people receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, risking Australia’s agricultural industries and environment.
Police have charged a man with multiple offences related to alleged cattle theft in Mundubbera.
Murgon businessman Leo Geraghty is holding a clearing sale at his Murgon property this weekend.
The founder of Clovely Estate – the South Burnett’s largest vineyard and winery – has been presented with a special award to recognise his significant contribution to the Queensland wine industry.
Australian farmgate production is expected to be $65 billion in 2020-21 on the back of the nation’s second largest winter crop and promising rainfall outlook, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.
South Burnett shows cancelled because of COVID-19 will receive an early Christmas present from the Federal Government.
A reduced yarding at Coolabunia’s Fat and Store Sale on Tuesday saw prices hold solid for the majority of quality cattle on offer.
Mobile phone towers in the South Burnett region will be able to keep operating longer if the power goes out during natural disasters, thanks to a new Federal Government funding scheme.
South Burnett Regional Council is hoping to supercharge development over the next 18 months by slashing charges and streamlining its planning and development processes.
A company with key operations in the South Burnett has been targeted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission which alleges it is part of a cartel involved in international price-fixing.
Well-known climate researcher Roger Stone – and head of the USQ’s Centre for Applied Climate Sciences at Toowoomba – received a national award on Tuesday night recognising his leadership in outreach to the community.
Proston P-10 students are looking forward to a big year on the rural show circuit after a generous donation to the school by Smithfield Cattle Co.