The Federal Government’s decision last week to knock back a request for $25 million assistance for SPC Ardmona in Shepparton could spell the end of the Australian navy bean industry – and cost Kingaroy-based Bean Growers Australia its single largest customer.
Ergon Energy has issued an alert to property owners to be aware of their responsibilities around private power poles on their land.
Wednesday afternoon’s storms brought smiles to many faces after a day of stifling heat but most South Burnett farmers will be hoping there’s still more rain around the corner.
The public has been invited to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 project.
The State Government has launched a new online stock route management system to better help local governments manage the network.
A decision to post load limits on six of the region’s timber bridges provoked heated debate at today’s South Burnett Regional Council meeting.
Former Swickers managing director John Coward – a director of producer group Australian Pork Limited – is pressing the State Government to adjust piggery licence fees.
Many farmers grow seasonal crops, but Debbie Bunker’s harvest is more seasonal than most … her pine trees are grown for just one purpose: Christmas.
“We didn’t know where to turn; we thought we had run out of options. Now we are feeling hopeful for the future of our business and home.”
A partnership between Vision 21 and the Red Earth Community Foundation (RECF) is aiming to strengthen community leadership in the South Burnett.
The State Government is calling for submissions on the Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 – which will replace the Strategic Cropping Land Act 2011.
Deputy Prime Minister and Member For Wide Bay Warren Truss has welcomed the decision by Treasurer Joe Hockey to reject the proposed takeover of GrainCorp by American company Archer Daniels Midland.
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss has committed the Federal Government to fast-tracking “delivery” of the Inland Rail project which would link Melbourne to Brisbane.
Growing The Burnett’s Red Earth Meadows farm at Memerambi was in the spotlight this week when officials from the Department of Employment dropped by to see how things are going at the South Burnett’s unique farming venture.
A public information session on the new Queensland vegetation management legislation will be held in Kingaroy next month.
The Department of Natural Resource and Mines will be holding an information session in Kingaroy next month on the changes to the Vegetation Management Act 1999.
Agriculture Minister John McVeigh has introduced into Parliament legislation to cut red tape in Queensland agriculture.
AgForce has welcomed the new National Farmers’ Federation Board, appointed this afternoon at the 2013 NFF Annual General Meeting, and says it looks forward to working closely with the group for the progression of agriculture in Queensland.
The CEO of one of Australia’s largest rural philanthropic organisations came to the South Burnett last week as part of a five-day roadshow to visit local projects assisted by the group.
The wild storm that whipped the Goomeri area caused hundreds of thousands of dollars damage