Drone On


There’s nothing worse than going to a symposium where they drone on and on… Expect of course if the symposium is about drones. The Remote Area Planning and Development Board will host the first ever National Drones Symposium in Barcaldine from August 11-12. The idea is to showcase the latest … [Read more...]

Tour Welcomed


As the Prime Minister arrives in Our Towns this week backed with an entourage of top regional Cabinet Ministers by his side for their Listening Tour, locals are at the ready to showcase… and say they’re keen to see stage two - “The Doing.” AgForce is calling for immediate, additional support … [Read more...]

No Power Relief for Farmers


While Regional Households and Small business will reap some benefits from the Queensland Competition Authority final determination on regulated retail electricity, prices for farmers have been ignored. Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) President Stuart Armitage says the decision today is not … [Read more...]

New Cattle Surveillance for Producers


A new project managed by Animal Health Australia (AHA) and supported by Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) – will be trialing a new approach to collecting data on animal health, to support trade and production in the grass-fed beef sector. Cattle Council’s CEO, Margo Andrae says by the end of … [Read more...]

Live Sheep Exports Continue

live sheep export

All 23 recommendations from the McCarthy Review into the Middle East summer Livestock trade will be accepted by the Federal Government according to Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud. He has announced that there will be no live sheep export bans during the Middle eastern … [Read more...]

Drought-Declared Area Numbers Fall

drought rocks

More than half of the state remains in the grips of the long dry spell as Queensland enters its sixth year of the current drought, but numbers of areas drought declared have fallen. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner says he’s accepted the recommendations … [Read more...]