A future LNP government would slash the cost of irrigation water, Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington promised on Monday.
The Federal Government is providing further assistance to farmers and small businesses by providing an extra $2 billion in drought loan funding to the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) for 2020-21.
The final Ag Network meeting under current funding arrangements will be held virtually on Zoom on Thursday (July 23).
Swickers is investigating a water recycling project at its Kingaroy pork abattoir that has the potential to relieve pressure on the town’s water supply.
AgForce is calling on the State Government to improve access to the vaccine for Q Fever, an infectious disease that can cause significant lifelong health issues for farm workers and abattoir employees.
WorkCover Queensland has issued a safety alert following an incident in May in which a farmer was injured by a collapsing transportable silo.
More than 1100 cattle were yarded in Murgon on Tuesday (July 14) for the fortnightly liveweight sale.
South Burnett Regional Council is calling for tenders for a new operator to take over ownership of the Coolabunia Saleyards.
Detectives are warning rural Queenslanders to remain vigilant about scams linked to fake online stores selling non-existent farm machinery and vehicles.
The Coolabunia Fat and Store Sale on Tuesday (July 14) was a reduced yarding on the back of last week’s Special Sale, which saw 1,330 head yarded.
Member for Maranoa – and Minister for Emergency Management – David Littleproud has urged all Australians to prepare for another tough bushfire season.
The CSIRO is leading a research project to understand and manage fall armyworm, an agricultural pest first detected in Australia earlier this year.
AgForce Qld will receive $854,415 from the Federal Government to roll out a program which aims to educate primary schoolchildren about agriculture.
Protecting Australia’s “clean and green” image is becoming tougher with more and more people attempting to smuggle in risky items.
A proposal to construct a water recycling plant at Swickers’ pig abattoir in Kingaroy is the key new item on a proposed shortlist of possible future South Burnett water projects.
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has warned that a serious dog disease, ehrlichiosis, has recently been found in dogs in north Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Police are reminding landholders there are simple ways to reduce rural crime – a problem which costs Queensland farmers millions of dollars annually in revenue and lost productivity.
Rural agricultural businesses have been invited to apply for funding for projects covered by the State Government’s $10 million Rural Economic Development grants scheme.
High security agricultural water for Blackbutt is one of five irrigation projects which has been identified as a top priority by the Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF).
Queensland Health is investigating an outbreak of salmonella infections among young children linked to contact with backyard poultry.