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Knockback Could End An Industry

Knockback Could End An Industry

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 Reminder To Check Poles

Ergon Reminder To Check Poles

Ergon Energy has issued an alert to property owners to be aware of their responsibilities around private power poles on their land.

Storms Bring Welcome Rain

Storms Bring Welcome Rain

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.

Have A Say On New Acland

Have A Say On New Acland

The public has been invited to comment on a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed New Acland Coal Mine Stage 3 project.

New Online System For Stock Routes

New Online System For Stock Routes

The State Government has launched a new online stock route management system to better help local governments manage the network.

Nine Bridges Get Load Limits

Nine Bridges Get Load Limits

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.

Push To Alter Piggery Fees

Push To Alter Piggery Fees

Former Swickers managing director John Coward – a director of producer group Australian Pork Limited – is pressing the State Government to adjust piggery licence fees.

Debbie’s Special Christmas Crop

Debbie’s Special Christmas Crop

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.

Carmel Helps Keep Businesses Afloat

Carmel Helps Keep Businesses Afloat

“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.”

Vision To Build Future Leaders

Vision To Build Future Leaders

A partnership between Vision 21 and the Red Earth Community Foundation (RECF) is aiming to strengthen community leadership in the South Burnett.

Feedback Sought On Planning Bill

Feedback Sought On Planning Bill

The State Government is calling for submissions on the Regional Planning Interests Bill 2013 – which will replace the Strategic Cropping Land Act 2011.

Truss Welcomes GrainCorp Decision

Truss Welcomes GrainCorp Decision

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.

Truss To ‘Fast-Track’ Inland Rail Link

Truss To ‘Fast-Track’ Inland Rail Link

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 … One Job At A Time

Growing The Burnett … One Job At A Time

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.

Briefing On New Vegetation Laws

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.

Rural Red Tape Slashed

Rural Red Tape Slashed

Agriculture Minister John McVeigh has introduced into Parliament legislation to cut red tape in Queensland agriculture.

AgForce Flavour At NFF

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.

A Helping Hand For Rural Communities

A Helping Hand For Rural Communities

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.

Wild Storm Leaves Corridor Of Damage

Wild Storm Leaves Corridor Of Damage

The wild storm that whipped the Goomeri area caused hundreds of thousands of dollars damage

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