More Farm Maintenance Codes Updated

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Rural producers are being asked for their views on updated guidelines for low-risk essential clearing to maintain their properties. Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham said three codes --- for weeds, encroachment and necessary environmental clearing --- had been updated with the latest … [Read more...]

One more Joins the List

Western-Downs

Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner has partially drought declared the Western Downs Regional Council area. At the same time, he has moved to replace the area's Local Drought Committee. Mr Furner says he had decided to refresh the membership of the … [Read more...]

Save Ag Education Program

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Queenslanders are being urged to help save a long-running children's agricultural education program facing the axe as a result of State Government funding cuts. AgForce CEO Michael Guerin says the School to Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) had been operating since 2004 and engaged with more … [Read more...]

Queensland Welcomes New Land Access Ombudsman

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Landholders and resource companies have a new avenue to resolve disputes over conduct and compensation agreements and make new agreements with the appointment of Queensland’s first Land Access Ombudsman. Minister for Natural Resources Mines and Energy Anthony Lynham says the LAO office would … [Read more...]

Backlash to Schools Ag Funding Cut

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LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has slammed the Government move to axe funding for a popular children’s agricultural education program in Queensland schools. She’s demanding that the funding be reinstated as a matter of priority. “Annastacia Palaszczuk’s decision to cut funding for ag education … [Read more...]

Drought Support in The Region

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Goondiwindi Regional Council is reminding all that drought-affected residents within the Goondiwindi region that help is on hand from numerous local community groups. With the entire Goondiwindi region drought-declared, Mayor Graeme Scheu is urging residents doing it tough not to struggle in … [Read more...]

Trees’ Company

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Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has announced a new $20 million-dollar tree planting program aimed at growing a billion new plantation trees. The Federal Government says the move is aimed at ensuring Australia’s renewable timber and wood-fibre industry were better prepared for future … [Read more...]

Another Blow to Ag Education

School to Industry Partnership Program

The School to Industry Partnership Program, an education program designed to give Queensland children interested in a career in agriculture some insight, will see its state government funding cancelled at the end of this school year. The 14- year-old program had been attracting $181,000 in … [Read more...]

Queensland pulses with new chickpea variety

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A new variety of chickpea launched today in Emerald is set to further boost Queensland’s chickpea industry. Acting Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Anthony Lynham says the new ‘PBA Drummond’ chickpea variety was destined to become synonymous with Central Queensland. “PBA … [Read more...]