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Swickers Celebrates $64m Upgrade

Swickers Celebrates $64m Upgrade

A “quiet opening” planned for the new $64 million processing facility at Swickers Kingaroy Bacon Factory turned into a morning tea for more than 200 people at the complex on Friday morning.

Rural Fire Budget ‘Stalled’

Rural Fire Budget ‘Stalled’

The LNP has accused the State Government of misleading the public about the level of funding it’s putting towards Rural Fire Brigades.

Drought Outreach In Kingaroy

Drought Outreach In Kingaroy

A Community Outreach event has been planned for Kingaroy to allow drought-affected farmers in the South Burnett to find out what assistance is available to them.

Two Jailed Over Illegal Imports

Two Jailed Over Illegal Imports

Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to illegally importing pig semen which could have put Australia’s pork industry at serious risk.

Government Turns Down Irrigators

Government Turns Down Irrigators

Murgon businesses may face a recession as bad as one they faced in 2007-2008 when many had “For Sale” signs in their windows.

AgForces Issues Invitation To City Folk

AgForces Issues Invitation To City Folk

AgForce has taken the opportunity of the annual “bush coming to the city” week to invite metropolitan residents to “Stand Up For Queensland”

SunWater Joins Trading Scheme

SunWater Joins Trading Scheme

SunWater has joined the independent waterexchange online trading platform, making it easier for farmers in the Wide Bay-Burnett area to trade water allocations.

MP Presses Case For Irrigators

MP Presses Case For Irrigators

Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has called on the State Government to waive Part A charges for irrigators using the Barker-Barambah Water Supply Scheme

LNP Calls For Suspension Of Water Fees

LNP Calls For Suspension Of Water Fees

The LNP has slammed the State Government for charging irrigators for water it can’t supply

$1.3m Upgrade For Saleyards

$1.3m Upgrade For Saleyards

The State Government has invested more than $1.3 million into upgrades at the Roma Saleyards, the largest livestock selling centre in Australia.

ACCC Sets Up ‘Dairy Voice’

ACCC Sets Up ‘Dairy Voice’

A Dairy Consultative Committee is being set up by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to provide a voice for the industry during the implementation of a mandatory code of conduct.

Virbac Roadshow Coming To Town

Virbac Roadshow Coming To Town

Animal health company Virbac will updating cattle producers on their products at a Parasite Management Roadshow to be held in Kingaroy next week.

Tolls Unveiled For Range Crossing

Tolls Unveiled For Range Crossing

Car drivers will pay $2.30 – and truckies $22.85 – to use the new Toowoomba Second Range Crossing when tolls are introduced later this year.

Agforce Condemns ‘Sloppy’ Mapping

Agforce Condemns ‘Sloppy’ Mapping

AgForce is worried there are still large areas of farming land wrongly targeted by the State Government’s “blue dot” protected vegetation maps.

AgForce Hails Drought Future Fund

AgForce Hails Drought Future Fund

AgForce has commended the Federal Government’s creation of the Drought Future Fund as “progressive” and “the right path to better drought management” for its emphasis on preparedness and risk management rather than the traditional crisis response.

Applications Open For Rural Grants

Applications Open For Rural Grants

A new round of the State Government’s Rural Economic Development (RED) grants program has opened for expressions of interest.

AgForce Hosts Update In Durong

AgForce Hosts Update In Durong

Rural lobby group AgForce will hold an information session in Durong on Friday as part of a series planned to explain recent State Government changes to protected plant trigger mapping.

AgForce Links Fire Risk To Laws

AgForce Links Fire Risk To Laws

AgForce says the State Government has failed to heed farmers’ concerns for two years about the Vegetation Management Act which it blames for contributing to last year’s catastrophic bushfires in Queensland.

Mayor Joins SunWater Protest

Mayor Joins SunWater Protest

South Burnett Mayor Keith Campbell has added his voice to growing opposition to plans by SunWater to force steep water price increases on South Burnett irrigators.

Water Costs Blowout Feared

Water Costs Blowout Feared

South Burnett farmers could be hit with steep rises in water costs for the next 18 years … and they might not be the only ones facing massive hikes.

Trio Does Well In NSW

Trio Does Well In NSW

Some of the South Burnett’s brightest up-and-coming future cattle people have been starring at events around the country.

Councils Query Drought Funding

Councils Query Drought Funding

The Federal Government’s Joint Agency Drought Taskforce was wound up at the end of last month, a situation that has left local councils across Australia querying a possible $1.1 billion discrepancy in future funding.

$250,000 Boost For Agri-Machinery Firm

$250,000 Boost For Agri-Machinery Firm

A farm machinery manufacturer that builds the world’s widest crop harvesting platforms is set to double production and create up to two dozen jobs with a $250,000 funding boost from the State Government.

RACQ Warns About Dodgy Claims

RACQ Warns About Dodgy Claims

RACQ has issued a warning to South Burnett and Gympie residents to be on the alert for opportunistic “storm chasers” who have been knocking on doors trying to tempt people into lodging dodgy insurance claims.

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