Country Hour Queensland
Country Hour for Friday 22 May, 201505/21/15
A story to warm your heart, a big thank you to cotton growers who have donated tarps that are now being used for shelter in cyclone torn Vanuatu. The Federal Government says claims the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations pose a threat to...
Country Hour for Thursday 21 May, 2015
AgForce members' survey reveals disturbing impacts of drought. Fifty per cent of respondents had experienced up to a halving of their gross annual income, while 17 per cent reported an income reduction greater than three-quarters. Thirty-seven per...
Country Hour for Wednesday 20 May, 2015
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says the government remains committed to the live export trade and he's challenged Animals Australia to reveal when it obtained footage of cattle being killed with a sledgehammer in Vietnam. But the RSPCA is calling...
Country Hour for Tuesday 19 May, 2015
Biosecurity Queensland has now lifted quarantine restrictions on the Mareeba farm that was locked down five weeks ago with a suspected case of Panama Tropical Race 4. Authorities say the initial diagnosis was wrong, and the property is not infected...
Country Hour for Monday 18 May, 2015
Growing optimism that US Congress will pass bill to fast track Pacific region trade deal. Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb says if Congress can clear that hurdle this week, it'll pave the way for the trade deal to be sewn up within a fortnight....
Country Hour for Friday 15 May, 2015
Traditional owners in the south west of the state are furious they have not been consulted about gas exploration on their native title lands. The state government says 11,000 square kilometres in the Cooper and Eromanga basins will be made available...
Country Hour for Thursday 14 May, 2015
Across Australia's horticultural 'food bowls', concern is mounting that changes in the Budget will make it harder to find pickers. The Government says the decision to scrap the $18,000 tax-free threshold for backpackers working in Australia is...
Country Hour for Wednesday 13 May, 2015
Budget 2015: Drought assistance, tax deductions for fencing and dams, incentives for small business and the Treasurer tells Australians to 'get out there and give a go'. The Budget comes at the same time the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting an El...
Country Hour for Tuesday 12 May, 2015
Record numbers of cattle are going to slaughter in Queensland, 91,000 head were killed last week, partly because of the ongoing drought and partly because of good prices on offer for cattle. Local Government leaders in the NW of the state are calling...
Country Hour for Monday 11 May, 2015
The National Farmers' Federation says farmers are becoming frustrated at the lack of a clear national drought policy, despite a new relief package announced at the weekend. The NFF welcomed the announcement of $80 million to stimulate and support...
Country Hour for Friday 8 May, 2015
Beef Australia 2015 is conming to a close, the grand champion bull is a brahman and the champion female a charolais. International visitors have been wined and dined and seen the best of the best Australian cattle. Burgers and steaks have gone down a...
Country Hour, Thursday, May 7
Just when you thought Beef 2015 couldn't get any bigger, join our stable of reporters live on Day 4 ringside for the judging of the coveted 'champion of champions' inter-breed title; learning the ropes of Artificial Insemination (AI) and talking to...
Country Hour for Wednesday 6 May, 2015
Chinese agents acting, on behalf of companies in their homeland, say the opportunity to meet so many stakeholders in at Beef Australia 2015, is ideal. More than 300 Chinese delegates are registered to participate in a formal networking and information...
Country Hour for Tuesday 5 April, 2015
Fast food chain McDonalds says Australian beef producers need to accept greater sustainability scrutiny if they want a larger slice of the growing hamburger trade Rabobank vice-president for food and agribusiness research for animal proteins, Don...
Queensland Country Hour, Tuesday, April 5, 2015
All the action from day day of Beef Week in Rockhampton, strawberry farmers on Queensland's Sunshine Coast are reporting large damage bills following a powerful storm that smashed the region last Friday, and Queensland's peak horticulture lobby group...
Country Hour for Monday 4 May, 2015
Beef week 2015 is underway, in Rockhampton. This, the 10th Beef Expo showcases Australia's northern beef industry and thousands of visitors from around Australia and overseas will see the best of the best in beef genetics, discuss the trade and...
Country Hour for Friday 1 May, 2015
LNP drafts sugar bill, Beef Week approaches, NSW buys carbon abatements, heavy rain is falling across Queensland, there’s a new app to help you keep track of your soil nutrients and moisture content, and western Queensland goat racing!
Country Hour for Wednesday 29 April, 2015
It's been eight long weeks since a box of bananas left Bevan Robson's farm in the Tully Valley, Central Queensland locust update, the Dalby Saleyards have just had a multi-million dollar upgrade, spinifex could prove to be a big industry in north-west...
Country Hour for Tuesday 28 April, 2015
The CEO of Mackay Sugar has announced his resignation after spending seven years in charge of the grower-owned company, A new report looks at why superannuation funds aren't big on investing in agriculture, Stock squad horses called in for a central...
Country Hour for Monday 27 April, 2015
Panama disease response costs the Queensland Government more than $2 million, TR4 infected banana growers allowed to start harvesting, Federal funding for the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate dries up, Will the State Government renew grazing...
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