Australian Pork Limited (APL) has joined the the National Farmers’ Federation as a Commodity Council member.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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 minimum requirements for penned pigs came into effect in Queensland on September 1.
The Burnett Mary Regional Group is running a grant writing workshop on September 10 to help potential environmental grant recipients to hone their skills.
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.
Are you puzzled by the concept of “carbon farming”? Then this is the workshop for you!
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.
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.
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.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has begun surveying the community to measure attitudes to flying foxes.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.