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NFF Urges Banks To Pass
On Full Interest Rate Cut

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.

One Hump Or Two?

One Hump Or Two?

Queensland’s first-ever Camel Field Day is definitely going ahead on Saturday … despite the rain!

Ruralco Buys Stake In Elders

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 Welcomes New Officers

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.

$1.6m Boost To Protect Biodiversity

$1.6m Boost To Protect Biodiversity

South Burnett Regional Council will receive $1.6 million over the next six years to implement biodiversity and climate change programs across the region.

Crop Protection Officer
Appointed For Kingaroy

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.

AgForce To Host Pest &<br> Weed Information Days

AgForce To Host Pest &
Weed Information Days

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.

Country Living v City …<br> How Does It Measure Up?

Country Living v City …
How Does It Measure Up?

The latest Roy Morgan Research “State of the Nation” snapshot paints a depressing view of country living versus city life.

Seeney Locks The Gate
On Anti-CSG Campaigner

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.

Water Impact Report Shows 528
Bores Will Be Affected By CSG

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.

Beef Forum At Boondooma

A BeefUp Forum to assist for cattle producers will be held at Boondooma Homestead on May 31.

MLA Seeks Four Directors

MLA Seeks Four Directors

Meat & Livestock Australia is seeking applications for four independent Directors to be appointed at the group’s Annual General Meeting.

Pork Slaughter Levy Rise No ‘Bacon Tax’

Pork Slaughter Levy Rise No ‘Bacon Tax’

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.

Farmers Dismayed By Budget<br> Decision To Scrap FarmReady

Farmers Dismayed By Budget
Decision To Scrap FarmReady

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 Added<br> To National Weeds List

Cats Claw Creeper Added
To National Weeds List

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.

Kingaroy Show On This Weekend!

Kingaroy Show On This Weekend!

The Kingaroy Show will be running this Saturday and Sunday, and organisers are promising a jam-packed program of events for its 105th outing.

Landcare Surveys Farmers

Landcare Australia is surveying farmers and Landcare groups across the country what what they think about the organisation.

Blackbutt Show On This Saturday

Blackbutt Show On This Saturday

The 78th annual Blackbutt Show will be held this Saturday at the showgrounds in Hart Street.

Farmers Call For Register<br> Of Foreign Land Holdings

Farmers Call For Register
Of Foreign Land Holdings

The National Farmers’ Federation has called for the establishment of a foreign land register to achieve “greater transparency” about investments made by foreign interests in Australia.

QFF Says New Electricity Tariffs<br> Could Cause Farm Costs To Soar

QFF Says New Electricity Tariffs
Could Cause Farm Costs To Soar

Queensland Farmers Federation President Joanne Grainger says flaws in the electricity tariff reforms being proposed by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) could be dire Queensland farmers.

Council Targets Wild Dogs

The South Burnett Regional Council, in conjunction with Bio-security Queensland, will be participating in a co-ordinated wild dog baiting program next month.

Kinbombi Grazier Will<br> Head Gasfields Commission

Kinbombi Grazier Will
Head Gasfields Commission

Kinbombi grazier John Cotter has been appointed to head up the State Government’s new Gasfields Commission which has been established “to restore Queensland’s confidence in the CSG industry”.

Good Book For Bad Bugs

Good Book For Bad Bugs

Queensland and northern New South Wales peanut and pulse growers now have a valuable new pest management tool to help maximise their profit potential.

Weather Workshop At Tansey

Do you want to know more about predicting the weather? When to cut the hay or move the cattle? Then this one-day workshop at Tansey could be for you!