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.
The LNP has accused the State Government of misleading the public about the level of funding it’s putting towards Rural Fire Brigades.
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 men have been jailed after pleading guilty to illegally importing pig semen which could have put Australia’s pork industry at serious risk.
Murgon businesses may face a recession as bad as one they faced in 2007-2008 when many had “For Sale” signs in their windows.
AgForce has taken the opportunity of the annual “bush coming to the city” week to invite metropolitan residents to “Stand Up For Queensland”
SunWater has joined the independent waterexchange online trading platform, making it easier for farmers in the Wide Bay-Burnett area to trade water allocations.
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
The LNP has slammed the State Government for charging irrigators for water it can’t supply
The State Government has invested more than $1.3 million into upgrades at the Roma Saleyards, the largest livestock selling centre in Australia.
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.
Animal health company Virbac will updating cattle producers on their products at a Parasite Management Roadshow to be held in Kingaroy next week.
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 is worried there are still large areas of farming land wrongly targeted by the State Government’s “blue dot” protected vegetation maps.
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.
A new round of the State Government’s Rural Economic Development (RED) grants program has opened for expressions of interest.
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 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.
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.
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.
Some of the South Burnett’s brightest up-and-coming future cattle people have been starring at events around the country.
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.
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 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.