Rural financial counsellors welcome a $75,000 boost

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Regional financial counsellors will continue their free and confidential services to farming families across the state thanks to a $75,000 annual funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government. The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RCFS) provides free financial analysis, information and support … [Read more...]

Texas and Mingoola joins hay run convoy to QLD’s Central West

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Get a small community together behind a good cause and you never know what they might come up with. In the case of 15 local farmers from across Texas and Mingoola, the answer is three impressive road trains full of hay headed for drought-stricken properties in Queensland’s Central West. The … [Read more...]

Website launched to help farmers in extreme weather

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The Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) have this week launched a disaster and drought support website. The website is designed to assist farmers and primary producers with localised support during Queensland’s extreme weather conditions. The site provides postcode specific financial and social … [Read more...]

Aussie hero delivers hay run of hope

The 80 kilometer chain of freight trailers will be the largest in the world, hoping to score a Guinness world record.

If the heart was measured in metres, Brendan Farrell’s would be 80,000 long. After five months of logistical planning, he is about to embark on a remarkable journey to deliver over $1.3 million worth of hay to drought affected Queensland farmers. It is a mission that is set to break a Guinness … [Read more...]

Council secures wild dog fence funding

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After a review of public feedback, the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative scheme has revealed a focus on cluster fencing in its latest announcement of funding for wild dog management in regional Queensland. A total of $12.5 million for cluster fencing will be divided between successful applicants, … [Read more...]

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Many parts of Queensland have received some much needed rain over the past few days, unfortunately Goondiwindi has not been so lucky. Mayor Graeme Scheu says the lack of wet weather is very disappointing. “It’s a good start we’ve only had about 25 mil [millimeters] which is very disappointing … [Read more...]