Rural

Dinner Plus Straight Talking

Dinner Plus Straight Talking

Mary O’Brien is a straight-talking ag consultant who knows a lot about spray drift and nozzles … but it’s her outreach to country blokes that is now turning heads.

Council Supports Big Peanut Plan

Council Supports Big Peanut Plan

Members of the “Kingaroy Needs A Big Peanut” committee met South Burnett Regional councillors and Council staff on Thursday morning to discuss possible locations for a planned sculpture.

Bega To Buy Lion Dairy

Bega To Buy Lion Dairy

Bega Cheese – the owners of the Peanut Company of Australia – has agreed to buy Lion’s dairy and drinks business for $534 million.

Council Rejects Saleyard Offers

Council Rejects Saleyard Offers

South Burnett Regional Council will maintain its ownership of the Coolabunia Saleyards but will draw up a five-year plan aimed at reinvigorating the facility.

More Permits To Target Pest Moth

More Permits To Target Pest Moth

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has issued two more permits for the control of Fall Armyworm, bringing the total number of current permits to 37.

Free Dinners For Farmers

Free Dinners For Farmers

South Burnett Regional Council’s free “Farmers Night Out” dinners are happening around the region from this Friday.

Gina Urges Rural Voices To Speak Up

Gina Urges Rural Voices To Speak Up

Country music’s Dean Perrett and Mick Lindsay took to the stage at ‘Bethany’ on Saturday night to celebrate the fourth annual National Agriculture & Related Industries Day …

High Court Ends Peanut Butter Saga

High Court Ends Peanut Butter Saga

The long-running saga about peanut butter labels may finally be over after the High Court dismissed an application by Kraft Heinz for special leave to appeal.

Council Boost For BIEDO

Council Boost For BIEDO

BIEDO has entered into new partnerships with its two member organisations: the South Burnett and North Burnett councils.

Farmer Killed By Tree Branch

Farmer Killed By Tree Branch

Workplace Health And Safety Queensland has warned property owners of the dangers of working alone in remote areas after a tragic death in August.

Roberta’s Connecting Forks & Farms

Roberta’s Connecting Forks & Farms

Diners at the KCCI breakfast in Kingaroy on Thursday morning had the opportunity to preview copies of local chef Roberta Schablon’s new cookbook, “The Saucy Fork”.

SBRC To Join New Alliance

SBRC To Join New Alliance

South Burnett Regional Council will be part of a new economic development body made up neighbouring councils, Mayor Brett Otto announced at the KCCI breakfast on Thursday morning.

Fun Night To Celebrate Agriculture

Fun Night To Celebrate Agriculture

Local singer Dean Perrett – whose latest single “Six Decks To Darwin” has been making a big impression on country music charts this year – will be one of the guest entertainers at a special event to be held at the Bjelke-Petersen property ‘Bethany’ later this month.