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$2b Tipped Into Drought Loans

$2b Tipped Into Drought Loans

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.

AgForce Calls For Action On Q Fever

AgForce Calls For Action On Q Fever

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.

Beware Of Tractor Scams

Beware Of Tractor Scams

Detectives are warning rural Queenslanders to remain vigilant about scams linked to fake online stores selling non-existent farm machinery and vehicles.

Coolabunia Sales Strong

Coolabunia Sales Strong

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.

Prepare Now For Bushfires: MP

Prepare Now For Bushfires: MP

Member for Maranoa – and Minister for Emergency Management – David Littleproud has urged all Australians to prepare for another tough bushfire season.

CSIRO Leads Armyworm Project

CSIRO Leads Armyworm Project

The CSIRO is leading a research project to understand and manage fall armyworm, an agricultural pest first detected in Australia earlier this year.

Grants To Sponsor Farm Visits

Grants To Sponsor Farm Visits

AgForce Qld will receive $854,415 from the Federal Government to roll out a program which aims to educate primary schoolchildren about agriculture.

Risky Imports Flood In Mail

Risky Imports Flood In Mail

Protecting Australia’s “clean and green” image is becoming tougher with more and more people attempting to smuggle in risky items.

Water Study Identifies Key Projects

Water Study Identifies Key Projects

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.

DAF Issues Tick Warning

DAF Issues Tick Warning

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.

Simple Ways To Beat Rural Crime

Simple Ways To Beat Rural Crime

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.

Deadline Looms For Ag Grants

Deadline Looms For Ag Grants

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.

Water Study Highlights Blackbutt

Water Study Highlights Blackbutt

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).