What's On In The South Burnett Today?

Risky Imports Flood In Mail

Risky Imports Flood In Mail

Protecting Australia’s “clean and green” image is becoming tougher with more and more people attempting to smuggle in risky items.

Key Projects Identified

Key Projects Identified

A proposal to construct a water recycling plant at Swickers’ pig abattoir in Kingaroy is the key new item on a proposed shortlist of possible future South Burnett water projects.

DAF Issues Tick Warning

DAF Issues Tick Warning

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has warned that a serious dog disease, ehrlichiosis, has recently been found in dogs in north Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Simple Ways To Beat Rural Crime

Simple Ways To Beat Rural Crime

Police are reminding landholders there are simple ways to reduce rural crime – a problem which costs Queensland farmers millions of dollars annually in revenue and lost productivity.

Deadline Looms For Ag Grants

Deadline Looms For Ag Grants

Rural agricultural businesses have been invited to apply for funding for projects covered by the  State Government’s $10 million Rural Economic Development grants scheme.

Water Study Highlights Blackbutt

Water Study Highlights Blackbutt

High security agricultural water for Blackbutt is one of five irrigation projects which has been identified as a top priority by the Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF).

GRDC Updates Go Online

GRDC Updates Go Online

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has introduced a live online platform to reach out to growers.

Land Tax Deadline Extended

Land Tax Deadline Extended

The application deadline for State Government land tax rebates will be extended four months to help COVID-affected Queensland businesses.

TRC Seeks Biosecurity Members

TRC Seeks Biosecurity Members

Toowoomba Regional Council is seeking nominations from community members who are interested in serving on Council’s Biosecurity Advisory Committee.

Meeting To Discuss Water Options

Meeting To Discuss Water Options

A public meeting will be held in Kingaroy next month to discuss the options put forward as part of a $2 million study into the Burnett region’s future water needs.

Bayer Settles $15.8b Cases

Bayer Settles $15.8b Cases

German multinational company Bayer AG has agreed to pay as much as $US10.9 billion ($15.8 billion) to settle almost 100,000 US lawsuits linked to the weedkiller Roundup.

Beef Is Good News: AgForce

Beef Is Good News: AgForce

AgForce is urging the cattle industry to stop being “apologetic” and start proclaiming its significant achievements in recent years.

Power Prices To Drop Again

Power Prices To Drop Again

Regional power bills will drop by an average $84 a year for households and $75 for small businesses in 2020-21, the State Government announced on Thursday.

Federal Boost For Show Societies

Federal Boost For Show Societies

South Burnett show societies forced to cancel their annual events this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible to receive cash support from the Federal Government.

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