Senator Susan McDonald has put out a call for an army of “weekend warriors” to join a countrywide effort to pick crops.
South Burnett landholders interested in setting up pest animal working groups have been invited to attend information sessions organised by the South Burnett Regional Council.
The MTAQ – the peak body which represents automotive dealers – has called for more tests ahead of the introduction of compulsory new safety devices on quad bikes.
Combined agents yarded 700 at Murgon’s Fat and Store Sale on Tuesday and export cattle were slightly dearer in places, with store cows selling to very strong rates.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have imposed a local fire ban for some south-east Queensland areas, including the Somerset Regional Council area.
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says the Labor Government’s announcement last week that Barambah Creek farmers now have water security is nothing but fake news.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has extended the class exemption for farmers and agribusiness workers who need to move between Queensland and NSW to perform essential agribusiness services or farming activities, such as tending to livestock or crops.
The Show Societies Grants Program provides financial support for operating costs associated with conducting annual agricultural shows, and costs towards the construction and maintenance of showground assets.
More than 50 farmers along Barambah Creek have been issued with new groundwater licences allowing them to irrigate their crops and water their stock.
Farmers and farm-related small businesses have until September 30 to take advantage of two-year interest free loans from the Regional Investment Corporation before the drought-related loan terms change.
Farmers and food processors have been urged to share their stories of supermarket bullying with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Agents yarded 714 head at the fortnightly Fat and Store sale in Murgon on Tuesday.
The reality that African Swine Fever could reach Australia has prompted the Federal Government to negotiate a special zoning arrangement with Singapore, the country’s largest export market for pork.
Saturday’s Bunya Bull sale at the Coolabunia Saleyards had a 100 per cent clearance rate for the 56 bulls up for sale, a result described by the organising committee as “the best yet”.
The Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation says farmers face an uncertain future following the blocking of the sale of Lion Dairy.
Biosecurity Queensland is urging poultry owners to have good biosecurity measures in place after avian influenza was detected on six more farms in Victoria.
An independent panel is to conduct a State Government examination of the Bradfield inland irrigation scheme.
Two merchant seamen have been refused entry into Australia after trying to smuggle in nearly 5kg of pork and pork products in breach of biosecurity laws.
Terry Nolan, from export meat processors Nolan Meats, has been named a Queensland #eatqld Champion.
Agents yarded 600 head in Murgon on Tuesday, and export cattle remained firm on previous sales.