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Water Infrastructure<BR> Study Inches Ahead

Water Infrastructure
Study Inches Ahead

Council reported on Thursday about progress on a $2 million joint water feasibility study

GRDC Hears From Peanut Growers

GRDC Hears From Peanut Growers

Concerns about peanut crop diseases, a need for more pulse and legume varieties, and the benefits of sugarcane diversification were some of the key issues raised by growers during the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Northern Region Panel visit to the Wide Bay-Burnett last week.

Maidenwell Sisters Win Cooyar’s Hearts

Maidenwell Sisters Win Cooyar’s Hearts

Two sisters from Maidenwell walked away with Cooyar Show Society’s highest awards on Saturday.

Tide Turning For Pork Industry?

Tide Turning For Pork Industry?

After two years in a deep slump, the tide could finally be starting to turn for the South Burnett’s struggling pork producers

AgForce Seeks Input Into Pest Strategy

AgForce Seeks Input Into Pest Strategy

Representatives from AgForce Queensland met recently with Regional Biosecurity Coordinator Josh Dyke to discuss industry input into the new Regional Biosecurity Strategy which is under development.

LNP Calls For Tougher Trespass Laws

LNP Calls For Tougher Trespass Laws

Shadow Agriculture Minister Tony Perrett has called on the State Government to commit Queensland to tougher trespass laws at Friday’s meeting of State and Federal agriculture ministers.

Cattle School Ready For 18th Year

Cattle School Ready For 18th Year

Excited children and adults are ready to get ‘mooovin’ at the annual Brahmousin Cattle School in Nanango this month.

Uni Opens $16m Ag Research Facility

Uni Opens $16m Ag Research Facility

A $16 million Agricultural Science and Engineering Precinct was officially opened on Tuesday at the University of Southern Queensland’s Toowoomba campus.

Farmers Urged To Seek<br> Compensation From Banks

Farmers Urged To Seek
Compensation From Banks

Farmers have been urged to take advantage of the extra period for which they can seek compensation for incidents where they believe banks wronged them.

Ag Meeting At Tablelands

Ag Meeting At Tablelands

BIEDO will be holding a pop-up office at Tableland Hall on Wednesday in a lead-up to its South Burnett Ag Network Forum in the evening.

Mayor Calls Water Meeting

Mayor Calls Water Meeting

A meeting of the South Burnett Water Users Group will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday, February 14, at the Town Common Hall in Kingaroy.

January ‘Hottest Month On Record’

January ‘Hottest Month On Record’

The Bureau of Meteorology’s latest climate summaries show January has been Australia’s hottest month on record.

National Drought Hub Launched

National Drought Hub Launched

A new online tool was launched on Thursday to give farmers a single, straightforward place to find out what drought assistance is available to them.

Bison Beef Up Campdraft Training

Bison Beef Up Campdraft Training

Members of the Kumbia Pony Club enjoyed an opportunity at the weekend to experience a bit of the American “wild west” as well as improve their horsemanship skills.

TAFE Offers Training To Farmers

TAFE Offers Training To Farmers

A program to help drought-stricken farmers gain new skills and find off-farm work opportunities began at Kingaroy TAFE this week.

Farmers Urged To Attend Weather Workshop

Farmers Urged To Attend Weather Workshop

Farmers have been urged to attend a climate and weather workshop being held in Gayndah on February 13.

Ekka Champion Dies

Ekka Champion Dies

South Burnett show societies will be saddened to hear of the death last week of a young stud cattle judge who successfully represented the region at the 2017 Brisbane Exhibition.

Former AgForce Official Dies

Former AgForce Official Dies

Former AgForce Grains President Lyndelle Pfeffer died on Friday afternoon from injuries suffered in a truck crash a month ago.

GRDC Panel To Visit Kingaroy

GRDC Panel To Visit Kingaroy

Members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s Northern Region Panel will be visiting Kingaroy on February 5 as part of a larger tour of the Wide Bay area.

Applications Open For Agri Scholarship

Applications Open For Agri Scholarship

Students studying an agriculture-related degree have been invited to apply for an AgriFutures Horizon scholarship.

Activist Map Angers Farmers

Activist Map Angers Farmers

A website publishing the location of piggeries, feedlots, abattoirs – and family farms – has sparked outrage

WorkCover Targets Dairy Risks

WorkCover Targets Dairy Risks

Audits by WorkCover Queensland have found 42 per cent of dairies have no written workplace health and safety policy in place and 15 per cent have only a verbal policy.

$3000 Support Packages Available

$3000 Support Packages Available

Drought-affected farming families and employees in the South Burnett have been encouraged to access help through the Federal Government’s $30 million Drought Community Support Initiative.

Virus Found in Illegal Imports

Virus Found in Illegal Imports

Six illegally imported pork products seized recently by Federal Government biosecurity officers have tested positive to the potentially devastating African Swine Fever.

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