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Council Aims To ‘Empower’ Irrigators

Council Aims To ‘Empower’ Irrigators

South Burnett Regional Council will facilitate the formation of “voluntary collaborative groups” of irrigators as part of the next stage of the Burnett Water Feasibility Study.

Growers Miss Out On Cheaper Water

Growers Miss Out On Cheaper Water

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has expressed concerns the State Government is “unfairly picking winners” by restricting the type of farmers who can benefit from an election commitment of a 50 per cent price cut for horticulture irrigation water.

Reef Regulations Rile Farmers

Reef Regulations Rile Farmers

A renewed call to exclude the South Burnett from the Great Barrier Reef Catchment Area was dutifully noted by stunned departmental officers at a large Town Hall meeting held in Kingaroy on Tuesday night.

Borders On Alert For High-Risk Pork

Borders On Alert For High-Risk Pork

The Federal Government is urging heightened biosecurity vigilance ahead of Chinese New Year after reports of new variants of African Swine Fever (ASF) emerging in Asia.

Last Chance To Make Peanut History

Last Chance To Make Peanut History

Kingaroy’s Big Peanut is rapidly taking shape in artist Kano’s workshop, but he still needs parts from South Burnett residents to help make it “more special”.

MP Discusses $3m Study

MP Discusses $3m Study

Toowoomba Council representatives met Water Minister Glenn Butcher on Tuesday to discuss the State Government’s $3 million water study for the Southern and Darling Downs regions.

QFF Calls For ‘Water Equity’

QFF Calls For ‘Water Equity’

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has called on the State Government to extend its election commitment of a 50 per cent reduction in irrigation water charges for horticulture growers to all irrigation customers of Sunwater, Seqwater, Local Management Authorities and other water providers.

Ag ‘Holds Firm’ Despite Pandemic

Ag ‘Holds Firm’ Despite Pandemic

Queensland’s agribusiness and food sector is holding firm in the face of COVID-19, according to the State Government, with new data showing the 2020-21 forecast value of primary industries commodities to be $18.4 billion.

Barlil Weir Earns Phase 2 Tick

Barlil Weir Earns Phase 2 Tick

Phase 2 of the $2 million Burnett Water Feasibility Study – the “Options Analysis” – has been released, inching forward the eventual construction of the much-discussed Barlil Weir on Barambah Creek.

First Tick For ‘Fair Go’ Label

First Tick For ‘Fair Go’ Label

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is proposing to authorise the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation proposed “Fair Go Dairy” licensing scheme for five years.

Grants To Aid Avocado Exports

Grants To Aid Avocado Exports

An industry body has been awarded $109,176 in Federal Government grants to help streamline avocado exports and help growers target the Japanese and New Zealand markets.