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Extra $1.5m For Water Study

Extra $1.5m For Water Study

An extra $1.5 million has been allocated by the Federal Government to the South and North Burnett water feasibility study, taking the total funding commitment for the project to $3.5 million

Wellcamp To Become Rural Export Hub

Wellcamp To Become Rural Export Hub

Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport will become an agricultural export hub by early 2021, providing new export opportunities for farmers and food processors.

Ag Discussion Deadline Extended

Ag Discussion Deadline Extended

Federal Government consultations about the future direction of agricultural research have been extended until November 25.

Swine Fever In Korea

Swine Fever In Korea

African Swine Fever has been detected on South Korean farms close to the North Korean border, according to a report in Nature magazine.

A Big Day Out At Wondai

A Big Day Out At Wondai

The Farmer’s Big Day Out at Wondai Showgrounds on Saturday turned out to be just that, with an estimated 800 people having fun and forgetting about the drought for an hour or two.

Last Chance To Comment On Dairy Code

Last Chance To Comment On Dairy Code

The dairy industry Mandatory Code of Conduct exposure draft was released on Monday in what is the third and final round of consultation with the dairy industry.

Petition Demands Dam Reports

Petition Demands Dam Reports

Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey is petitioning the State Government to release the technical reports relating to recent decisions about Paradise Dam.

QRIDA Marks 25 Years

QRIDA Marks 25 Years

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) is celebrating 25 years of supporting rural and regional Queensland.

‘Flexible’ Tick Line Unveiled

‘Flexible’ Tick Line Unveiled

Property owners either side of the current Queensland tick line can now apply to either opt in or opt out of clean country.

Irrigators Raise Cost Concerns

Irrigators Raise Cost Concerns

A workshop held in Murgon recently for irrigators has raised a number of concerns about proposals in the Queensland Competition Authority’s review of irrigation pricing.

Cattle Producers To Gather At Ironpot

Cattle Producers To Gather At Ironpot

AgForce reckons there’s a lot going on in the beef industry at the moment … the Red Meat 2030 strategy, a proposal to create a unified red meat peak body, the imminent introduction of new Reef regulations, the risk of biosecurity incursions and the rise of vegan activism.

Wondai Welcomes Rural Volunteers

Wondai Welcomes Rural Volunteers

A group of 35 Rural Aid volunteers received a warm welcome to Wondai on Sunday afternoon to kick off their week-long stay in the region.

Dairy Code ‘In January’

Dairy Code ‘In January’

A day after the Queensland Dairy Farmers Organisation demanded action, the Federal Government has announced that the dairy industry Mandatory Code of Conduct will come into effect in January, months ahead of schedule.

Bill To Improve Farm Allowance

Bill To Improve Farm Allowance

The Federal Government has proposed improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) scheme in a bid to help more farmers through periods of hardship.

QDO Pushes For $1.50 Milk Price

QDO Pushes For $1.50 Milk Price

The Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation has issued a veiled threat to supermarkets over milk prices: “We’ll get it done, anyway we can”.

Qualified Support For ‘Red Meat 2030’

Qualified Support For ‘Red Meat 2030’

AgForce has welcomed the Red Meat Advisory Council’s vision for a $57 billion industry outlined in the “Red Meat 2030” strategy, provided there is more producer involvement and benefit.

Forum Briefs MP On Pig Fever

Forum Briefs MP On Pig Fever

Agriculture Minister Mark Furner was briefed at a forum in Brisbane on Wednesday about African Swine Fever and the risks it poses to the Queensland pig industry.

Drought Bites Into Cattle Numbers

Drought Bites Into Cattle Numbers

Numbers were reduced to 400 in Murgon at the last fortnightly cattle sale on Tuesday, October 1.

Work To Start On Piggery Upgrade

Work To Start On Piggery Upgrade

South Burnett Regional Council will pay half the cost of upgrading Kratzmanns Road at Windera to allay local residents’ fears about the expansion of a local piggery.

Visa Cancelled Over Illegal Pork

Visa Cancelled Over Illegal Pork

A 45-year-old woman visiting from Vietnam was turned back at Sydney International Airport on Saturday under new visa cancellation legislation after Biosecurity officers discovered 4.6kg of uncooked pork in her luggage.

Suki To Sniff Out Illegal Pork

Suki To Sniff Out Illegal Pork

A detector dog has been stationed at Darwin Airport to help screen international passengers and cargo in a bid to stop African swine fever from entering Australia.

Survey To Identify Info Gaps

Survey To Identify Info Gaps

The Burnett Catchment Care Association is asking local landholders to complete a short survey about information gaps in the Inland Burnett.

Graziers To Launch QA Program

Graziers To Launch QA Program

A voluntary program for beef producers aimed at providing certified quality assurance will be launched in the South Burnett on Thursday

AgForce Calls For Rise In Fees

AgForce Calls For Rise In Fees

AgForce is calling for Queensland councils to increase their travel and agistment permit fees to allow more maintenance to be done on the State’s vital stock route network.