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Ag Minister ‘Out Of Touch On Ticks’

Ag Minister ‘Out Of Touch On Ticks’

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says Agriculture Minister Mark Furner is so out of touch with farmers and graziers that he has welcomed an increase in cattle tick infestations in areas that are supposed to be tick-free.

Farmers Urged To See Centrelink

Farmers Urged To See Centrelink

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell is urging more South Burnett farmers to apply for the Farm Household Allowance.

Alert Warns Producers To Stay Vigilant

Alert Warns Producers To Stay Vigilant

Biosecurity Queensland is warning pig owners to remain vigilant for African swine fever as the serious disease continues to spread across Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia.

Have Your Say On Ag Research

Have Your Say On Ag Research

The Federal Government is calling for ideas to modernise Australia’s rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs).

Big Weekend For Lovers Of Vintage Iron

Big Weekend For Lovers Of Vintage Iron

Tractors and trucks manufactured by International Harvester will be be the focus of this weekend’s Kingaroy and District Vintage Machinery Club rally in Kingaroy.

Committee To Focus On Regions

Committee To Focus On Regions

A Select Committee launched on Friday by Federal Parliament will focus on the future of regional Australia.

Local Student Wins Calendar Prize

Local Student Wins Calendar Prize

A talented young Kingaroy artist is the latest in a string of local students who have had their works featured on Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s annual farm safety calendar.

Woolies Launches Drought Appeal

Woolies Launches Drought Appeal

Woolworths has joined several leading charities to launch the STAND (Support Through Australian Natural Disasters) Drought Action Appeal.

Irrigators To Meet In Murgon

Irrigators To Meet In Murgon

The Queensland Competition Authority has confirmed the date and venue for its workshops with South Burnett irrigators affected by its draft recommendations on water pricing.

Bill To Speed Up Agvet Approvals

Bill To Speed Up Agvet Approvals

The Federal Coalition introduced a new law into Parliament on Wednesday aimed at streamlining the regulation of agvet chemicals.

Finlay To Head Future Drought Fund

Finlay To Head Future Drought Fund

Former National Farmers Federation president Brent Finlay has been appointed chairman of the new Future Drought Fund consultative committee.

AgForce Dismayed By Court Ruling

AgForce Dismayed By Court Ruling

AgForce says a decision by the High Court this week has made vegetation management for Queensland primary producers even more confusing, exposing them to fines of up to $600,000 per breach.

Parliament Passes Farm Trespass Laws

Parliament Passes Farm Trespass Laws

Legislation to impose tough new farm trespass laws was passed by both Houses of Federal Parliament on Thursday.

Cattle Numbers Dip To 700

Cattle Numbers Dip To 700

Cattle numbers dipped back to 700 at Murgon’s most recent sale last Tuesday.

FRRR Fund To Support Disaster Recovery

FRRR Fund To Support Disaster Recovery

The Foundation for Rural Regional & Rural Renewal has launched a new Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund to provide flexible funding to support preparedness and recovery.

Illegal Garlic Importer Jailed

Illegal Garlic Importer Jailed

The former head of the Australian Garlic Industry Association has been sentenced to 11 months in jail for illegally importing garlic bulbs, putting Australia’s horticulture industry at serious risk.

North Burnett Joins Drought List

North Burnett Joins Drought List

North Burnett Regional Council has joined the 32 other local government areas in Queensland which are officially in drought.

Roundtable Targets Swine Fever

Roundtable Targets Swine Fever

An emergency roundtable of industry experts was convened by Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie in Canberra last week in a bid to identify if more can be done to stop African swine fever entering the country.

Supermarkets Profit From Milk Levy

Supermarkets Profit From Milk Levy

A Parliamentary motion passed last week is a signal to supermarkets and milk processors that dairy farmers should be paid more for their milk.

Irrigators Face 46pc Rise

Irrigators Face 46pc Rise

Irrigators using the Barker-Barambah Irrigation Scheme could see their water costs rise by 46 per cent if the State Government accepts recommendations from the Queensland Competition Authority.

Ag Chemical Laws To Be Reviewed

Ag Chemical Laws To Be Reviewed

The Federal Government will launch an investigation into the regulation of agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

Day Of Prayer To Support Farmers

Day Of Prayer To Support Farmers

A regional day of prayer on Sunday, September 15, has been organised as a show of support for drought-affected communities across southern Queensland.

Council Callout To Food Producers

Council Callout To Food Producers

Fresh from success at BaconFest, Council’s economic development unit is now taking its “South Burnett Flavours” initiative to Blackbutt.

Pig Truck Overturns

Pig Truck Overturns

A semi-trailer driver has been taken to Dalby Hospital with chest pain after a truck carting pigs crashed at Jimbour West on Monday morning.