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More Avian Flu Detected

More Avian Flu Detected

Biosecurity Queensland is urging poultry owners to have good biosecurity measures in place after avian influenza was detected on six more farms in Victoria.

Pork Smugglers Denied Visas

Pork Smugglers Denied Visas

Two merchant seamen have been refused entry into Australia after trying to smuggle in nearly 5kg of pork and pork products in breach of biosecurity laws.

Digital Trial To Track Melons

Digital Trial To Track Melons

The Federal Government is supporting a trial to determine the most suitable system to support digital traceability in the export supply chain of melons.

New Exemptions At Border

New Exemptions At Border

An exemption to border restrictions was approved last week for some Queensland and NSW farmers and agribusiness workers.

Historic Thresher Back Home

Historic Thresher Back Home

An historic “walkie-talkie” Stolzenberg peanut thresher is back where it belongs, under cover outside the Kingaroy Heritage Museum in Edward Street.

Supermarkets Go Under Microscope

Supermarkets Go Under Microscope

Deals struck between supermarkets and the farmers who supply them will be put under the microscope by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from Monday.

Peanut Update Online

Peanut Update Online

The Grains Research Development Corporation (GRDC) will be focussing on peanuts and soybeans during their online research update this week.

BOM Issues La Niña Alert

BOM Issues La Niña Alert

The Bureau of Meteorology says the chance of a La Niña occurring this year – meaning above-average rainfall and more tropical cyclones – has increased to 70 per cent, roughly three times the normal likelihood.

MP Defends Wine Industry

MP Defends Wine Industry

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has defended the Australian wine industry over allegations of dumping made by Chinese officials.

LNP Will Win, Deb Promises

LNP Will Win, Deb Promises

Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington assured AgForce members gathered in Kingaroy on Friday night the LNP is on track to win the October 31 State Election.

Queen Honours BlazeAid

Queen Honours BlazeAid

BlazeAid – the volunteer organisation which has come to the aid of the South Burnett multiple times in recent years – has been recognised with a prestigious Commonwealth “Points of Light” award by the Queen.

Trio Appointed To GRDC Panel

Trio Appointed To GRDC Panel

Three new members have been appointed to the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Northern Region Panel for the next two years.