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.
The Burnett-Mary catchment should not be included in State Government reef protection agricultural regulations, AgForce Qld CEO Michael Guerin says.
Agents Aussie Land & Livestock yarded 277 head at a fat and store sale at Coolabunia Saleyards on Tuesday (February 16).
Local residents may have spotted a bright orange tractor pulling a caravan trundling through South Burnett streets on Monday.
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.
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.
AgForce Queensland has emphasised the important role agriculture will play if Australia is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
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.
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”.
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.
The Special Store Sale at Coolabunia on January 28 drew a yarding of 1000 head.
BIEDO has organised two consultation sessions to brief landholders about the ramifications of new Barrier Reef laws.
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.
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.
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.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is proposing to authorise the Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation proposed “Fair Go Dairy” licensing scheme for five years.
Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has offered his condolences to the family of a farmer killed in floodwaters on Wednesday night.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says industry compliance with the Dairy Code of Conduct needs to be improved.
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.
Providers have been chosen to deliver $11.2 million in Federal Government programs to help build drought resilience across Australia.