Rural

Ag ‘Holds Firm’ Despite Pandemic

Ag ‘Holds Firm’ Despite Pandemic

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.

Barlil Weir Earns Phase 2 Tick

Barlil Weir Earns Phase 2 Tick

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.

First Tick For ‘Fair Go’ Label

First Tick For ‘Fair Go’ Label

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is proposing to authorise the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation proposed “Fair Go Dairy” licensing scheme for five years.

Grants To Aid Avocado Exports

Grants To Aid Avocado Exports

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.

Drought Still Biting In Burnett

Drought Still Biting In Burnett

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.

Risky Seeds Keep Arriving In Mail

Risky Seeds Keep Arriving In Mail

There have been more reports of people receiving unsolicited packets of seeds in the mail, risking Australia’s agricultural industries and environment.

Heading Wins Industry Award

Heading Wins Industry Award

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.

ABARES Tips $65b Farm Production

ABARES Tips $65b Farm Production

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.

Market Prices Dip Slightly

Market Prices Dip Slightly

A reduced yarding at Coolabunia’s Fat and Store Sale on Tuesday saw prices hold solid for the majority of quality cattle on offer.

Funding Backs Up Mobile Towers

Funding Backs Up Mobile Towers

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.

Incentives Unveiled For Developers

Incentives Unveiled For Developers

South Burnett Regional Council is hoping to supercharge development over the next 18 months by slashing charges and streamlining its planning and development processes.

ACCC Alleges Alkaloids ‘Cartel’

ACCC Alleges Alkaloids ‘Cartel’

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.

USQ Prof Recognised In Awards

USQ Prof Recognised In Awards

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.

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