Rural

Australian Pork Joins NFF

Australian Pork Limited (APL) has joined the the National Farmers’ Federation as a Commodity Council member.

Axe Taken To Green Tape

Axe Taken To Green Tape

The State Government today announced plans for “practical, common-sense reforms” to the Vegetation Management Act to allow for vegetation thinning, fodder harvesting and the clearing of “vegetation encroachment”.

No Need To Fear Pork

Influenza in pigs is like influenza in humans … it’s a regular occurrence, and although it needs to be managed, there’s no need to fear pork or pork products.

NFF Says Farmers Are
Burdened By Regulations

The release today of Choice magazine’s “Australia first” report into the major supermarkets has renewed calls from the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) for governments to recognise the impact of the regulatory and business cost burden on Australian farmers.

‘Business As Usual’ At Dalby College

The State Government shake-up of the Australian Agricultual College Corporation will not affect the operations of the Dalby Training Centre, a State Government spokesman said today.

$20,300 Fine For Spray Drift

Farmers who aerial spray their crops have been reminded of the need to follow best practice after a record fine of $20,300 was handed down in Childers Magistrates’ Court over a spray drift incident.

New Rules For Pig Pens

New minimum requirements for penned pigs came into effect in Queensland on September 1.

Grant-Writing Workshop In Wondai

The Burnett Mary Regional Group is running a grant writing workshop on September 10 to help potential environmental grant recipients to hone their skills.

Proteco Gets The Good Oil

Proteco Gets The Good Oil

South Burnett food processor Proteco has installed a new energy-saving filtration system at its oil plant in Kingaroy, thanks to a $51,400 grant from the Federal Government.

Farming Forum To Focus On Carbon

Are you puzzled by the concept of “carbon farming”? Then this is the workshop for you!

New Director Appointed To Ag Colleges

New Director Appointed To Ag Colleges

The Australian Agriculture College Corporation – which last week was the subject of reports that it could lose up to $6.8 million this financial year – has a new Executive Director.

Landholders Urged To Have
A Say At Agforce Conference

The change in State Government and the subsequent review of key policy areas has made this year’s AgForce State Conference a key opportunity for landholders and primary producers to have their say on the future of the rural industry, organisers say.

Funding To Fast-Track Carbon Farming

Researchers and farming organisations can now access funds under a program designed to fast track development of carbon farming under the Federal Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative.

Survey Tests Attitudes To Flying Foxes

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has begun surveying the community to measure attitudes to flying foxes.

Dates Set For Dog Baiting

Rural landholders have until Friday, September 7, to register to take part in the next round of the South Burnett Regional Council’s wild dog baiting program.

$6.8m Loss Puts Question
Mark Over Future Of Ag Colleges

$6.8m Loss Puts Question<br> Mark Over Future Of Ag Colleges

The State Government says it is committed to working with peak farm bodies, TAFE and the Education Department to ensure the delivery of effective training for students wanting to pursue careers in agriculture.

State Government ‘Streamlines’ Mine Approvals

The State Government last night passed legislation designed to streamline the approval process for mining projects and tell resource companies the State is “open for business”.

Wine Expert Picks South Burnett’s Best Drops

Wine Expert Picks South Burnett’s Best Drops

Australian wine expert Rob Geddes has nominated five South Burnett wines as being amongst Australia’s best in the 30th edition of his soon-to-be-released Australian Wine Vintages.

Teys Installs Unique Recycling Plant

Teys Installs Unique Recycling Plant

A plant currently currently being commissioned at Teys Brothers Murgon to remove salt from waste water could have implications for the burgeoning coal seam gas industry.

QRAA To Visit Blackbutt, Goomeri

Flood-affected primary producers, business owners and non-profit organisations in the South Burnett have been urged to book an appointment to meet with the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority’s regional Client Liaison Officer to discuss the assistance available for their flood recovery efforts.