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Wondai Welcomes Rural Volunteers

Wondai Welcomes Rural Volunteers

A group of 35 Rural Aid volunteers received a warm welcome to Wondai on Sunday afternoon to kick off their week-long stay in the region.

Dairy Code ‘In January’

Dairy Code ‘In January’

A day after the Queensland Dairy Farmers Organisation demanded action, the Federal Government has announced that the dairy industry Mandatory Code of Conduct will come into effect in January, months ahead of schedule.

Bill To Improve Farm Allowance

Bill To Improve Farm Allowance

The Federal Government has proposed improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) scheme in a bid to help more farmers through periods of hardship.

QDO Pushes For $1.50 Milk Price

QDO Pushes For $1.50 Milk Price

The Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation has issued a veiled threat to supermarkets over milk prices: “We’ll get it done, anyway we can”.

Qualified Support For ‘Red Meat 2030’

Qualified Support For ‘Red Meat 2030’

AgForce has welcomed the Red Meat Advisory Council’s vision for a $57 billion industry outlined in the “Red Meat 2030” strategy, provided there is more producer involvement and benefit.

Forum Briefs MP On Pig Fever

Forum Briefs MP On Pig Fever

Agriculture Minister Mark Furner was briefed at a forum in Brisbane on Wednesday about African Swine Fever and the risks it poses to the Queensland pig industry.

Drought Bites Into Cattle Numbers

Drought Bites Into Cattle Numbers

Numbers were reduced to 400 in Murgon at the last fortnightly cattle sale on Tuesday, October 1.

Work To Start On Piggery Upgrade

Work To Start On Piggery Upgrade

South Burnett Regional Council will pay half the cost of upgrading Kratzmanns Road at Windera to allay local residents’ fears about the expansion of a local piggery.

Visa Cancelled Over Illegal Pork

Visa Cancelled Over Illegal Pork

A 45-year-old woman visiting from Vietnam was turned back at Sydney International Airport on Saturday under new visa cancellation legislation after Biosecurity officers discovered 4.6kg of uncooked pork in her luggage.

Suki To Sniff Out Illegal Pork

Suki To Sniff Out Illegal Pork

A detector dog has been stationed at Darwin Airport to help screen international passengers and cargo in a bid to stop African swine fever from entering Australia.

Survey To Identify Info Gaps

Survey To Identify Info Gaps

The Burnett Catchment Care Association is asking local landholders to complete a short survey about information gaps in the Inland Burnett.

Graziers To Launch QA Program

Graziers To Launch QA Program

A voluntary program for beef producers aimed at providing certified quality assurance will be launched in the South Burnett on Thursday

AgForce Calls For Rise In Fees

AgForce Calls For Rise In Fees

AgForce is calling for Queensland councils to increase their travel and agistment permit fees to allow more maintenance to be done on the State’s vital stock route network.

Water Releases Begin From Dam

Water Releases Begin From Dam

Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham Water says water releases have now begun from Paradise Dam, near Biggenden.

LNP MPs Demand Dam Answers

LNP MPs Demand Dam Answers

Five Federal and State LNP MPs have kicked off a social media campaign – “What’s your Dam Plan?” – to press the State Government over the future of Paradise Dam.

Uni Invention Zaps Weeds

Uni Invention Zaps Weeds

The University of Melbourne is tackling herbicide resistance with microwaves thanks to a device invented by Dr Graham Brodie from the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.

Cattle Kids Camp At Wondai

Cattle Kids Camp At Wondai

Wondai Showgrounds played host to 80 young cattle enthusiasts during the recent four-day Queensland Limousin Youth Camp.

Farmers Urged To Apply For IDPs

Farmers Urged To Apply For IDPs

Primary producers in the western parts of the Gympie Regional Council area have been encouraged to apply for Individual Droughted Property declarations as the dry spell continues to grip the region

QDO Teams Up With Rural Aid

QDO Teams Up With Rural Aid

Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation has announced a new on-farm counselling program with Rural Aid to support the mental health and well-being of dairy farmers.

BOM Releases New Climate Guides

BOM Releases New Climate Guides

Bureau of Meteorology has released the first of its Regional Weather and Climate Guides designed to give farmers the best possible climate information available to help make sound business decisions.

Pig Pandemic Hits East Timor

Pig Pandemic Hits East Timor

Ag Minister Bridget McKenzie has predicted one-quarter of the world’s pigs will be dead by year’s end

Aussies Dominate Farm Jobs

Aussies Dominate Farm Jobs

Australian citizens dominate the agriculture workforce, with overseas workers more common on horticultural farms, the latest ABARES farm survey has revealed.

Nutrien Closes Ruralco Deal

Nutrien Closes Ruralco Deal

Nutrien has acquired Ruralco, the company behind some of the best-known agri-brands in Australia

LNP Demands Inquiry Into Dam

LNP Demands Inquiry Into Dam

The LNP is demanding a public parliamentary inquiry be held into the design and construction of the Paradise Dam near Biggenden

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