Five road trains of fodder have been despatched – including three to the Burnett region – to assist livestock affected by the recent bushfires around Queensland.
The Grains Research & Development Corporation has paid tribute to well-known Queensland-based researcher Alan Cruickshank who died on October 25 from cancer.
Tenders are now open for a State Government program which aims to help graziers reduce sediment and nutrient loads in waterways in Great Barrier Reef catchments.
The National Farmers’ Federation has congratulated Trade Minister Don Farrell for walking away from the proposed free trade deal with the European Union.
Dairy producer group EastAUSmilk is calling on State and Federal governments to be ready with support as drought starts to bite in Queensland and northern NSW.
Twenty-five South Burnett farming families had a reason to smile on Wednesday, thanks to a generous donation of hay organised by the Murgon Lions Club.
Newly installed National Farmers Federation president David Jochinke has launched a broadside against the Federal Government on his first day on the job.
Victorian grain producer David Jochinke has been elected president of the National Farmers’ Federation.
Outgoing president of the National Farmers Federation Fiona Simson has criticised rural leaders who “curry favour in the bush” by driving a wedge between city and country Australians.
Norco AgriSolutions in Kingaroy hosted a free barbecue on Thursday to mark the launch of a new partnership which will see the store stocking DeWalt, Stanley and Sidchrome tools.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has urged growers and labour hire companies to prioritise compliance after issuing fines totalling $316,860 nationally, and recovering $72,301 for underpaid workers.
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has urged residents to have their say on the Draft Bundaberg Burnett Regional Water Assessment although she believes the process has simply kicked South and North Burnett water projects “into the long grass”.
900 head were yarded at Murgon’s fortnightly combined agents sale on September 28, with the market falling in places to levels not experienced since 2019.
The public has been invited to provide feedback on the draft Bundaberg Burnett Regional Water Assessment released by Sunwater this week.
After enjoying two record years, ABARES has forecast that broadacre farm incomes will fall significantly in 2023–24 due to the drier conditions and lower prices, especially for livestock.
The Queensland Farmers’ Federation has extended its energy-saving program, Energy Southern Queensland, to the Toowoomba and Western Downs regional council areas.
The third national survey of pests and weeds shows 85 per cent of land managers spent on average about $21,950 in 2022 on pest and weed species management.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is seeking feedback on the $10 million per year Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant Program.
The NSW DPI has stopped destroying suspect bee hives, increasing fears among beekeepers the varroa mite pest – which has been blamed for “colony collapse” internationally – could soon spread to Queensland.
Eligible farmer groups in the Great Barrier Reef Catchment – and that includes the Burnett – can now apply for funding of between $5000 to $20,000 for projects that lead to sustainable farming practices.