Interest rates for the State Government’s First Start and Sustainability Loans have been cut with the aim of stimulating further investment and support for Queensland’s agricultural sector.
Cattle studs aren’t usually the highlight of a weekend out touring in the country … but for this load of travellers, cattle studs will be all that they’ll be wanting to see when their coach cruises around the South Burnett next month.
The National Farmers’ Federation has renewed its call for the Federal Government to do more to stop the costs of the carbon tax being passed on to the nation’s farmers.
A “Targeting Pests & Weeds” information day will be held at Durong Hall on the Durong-Mundubbera Road from 10:00am to3:00pm this Monday June 25.
One of the most anticipated technologies in Australian agriculture, the Harrington Seed Destructor, has progressed to commercial production.
A “Targeting Pests & Weeds” information day will be held at the former Kingaroy DPI Research Station in Goodger Road, Kingaroy from 10:00am to 3:00pm this Friday, June 22.
Kingaroy won’t be getting a new Tick Officer despite a vocal push from local graziers.
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The National Farmers’ Federation is seeking “an immediate and full briefing” from the Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon over proposed changes to Native Title legislation announced today.
The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed today’s interest rate cut, calling on financial lenders to pass the full 0.25 per cent cut to their agribusiness customers.
Queensland’s first-ever Camel Field Day is definitely going ahead on Saturday … despite the rain!
Ruralco Holdings has acquired a 10.1 per cent stake in Elders but both companies say there is no current intention of making a takeover bid.
AgForce has welcomed the announcement by the State Government of the appointment of 15 new pest and weed officers in Queensland, saying it is a positive first step.
South Burnett Regional Council will receive $1.6 million over the next six years to implement biodiversity and climate change programs across the region.
A new Crop Protection Officer will be stationed in Kingaroy – one of the 15 new biosecurity officers promised by the LNP in the lead-up to the State Election and announced by the government today.
South Burnett primary producers have been invited to attend special information days focussing on the latest research about local pests and weeds to held next month in Kingaroy and Durong.
The latest Roy Morgan Research “State of the Nation” snapshot paints a depressing view of country living versus city life.
Queensland Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney vowed today that the “extreme views” of Lock The Gate “alarmists” such as Drew Hutton would not derail the State Government’s establishment of the new Gasfields Commission.
The draft Surat Underground Water Impact Report, released today, shows that out of about 21,000 private water bores in the Surat area, 85 are expected to be affected by Coal Seam Gas mining within three years … and 528 will be affected in the long-term.
A BeefUp Forum to assist for cattle producers will be held at Boondooma Homestead on May 31.
Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking applications for four independent Directors to be appointed at the group’s Annual General Meeting.
An increase in the slaughter levy paid by pork producers that was flagged in last night’s Federal Budget isn’t a secret ‘Bacon Tax’ and will have no effect on the prices that consumers pay in the shops, Australian Pork Limited’s CEO Andrew Spencer said today.
The National Farmers’ Federation says it’s pleased by the Federal Government’s recognition in the Budget of agriculture’s strong growth prospects, but it’s dismayed by the decision to scrap funding for the FarmReady program.
Cats Claw Creeper – a weed pest in the South Burnett – has been declared a “Weed of National Significance” based on its economic, environmental and social impact and potential to spread.