Today the Queensland Country Hour broadcasts live from Hort Connections 2018 at the Brisbane Convention Centre; also, the state government unlocks 44 000 square kilometres of land for mining exploration; and a strawberry grower launches a personal war on waste to stop tonnes of delicious fruit being thrown away.
Concerns the iconic reputation of the wild-caught Australian barramundi could be under threat; late rain in north west Queensland steadies the flow of cattle coming onto the market; and should plant-based meat alternatives be called ‘mince’ and stocked in the meat section?
A special Queensland Country Hour from the Mystery Creek Field Days near Hamilton in New Zealand, the biggest field days in the southern hemisphere; and an in depth look at New Zealand's dairy industry and why it runs the risk of being a victim of its own success.
Today the Queensland Country Hour takes you to the World Seed Congress in Brisbane and the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland conference; also, the Queensland government extends its gulf water plan, with more than 600 000 megalitres of water still unallocated in the gulf rivers.
A major supermarket commits to halving food waste by 2020; a Queensland Senator calls on banks to reconsider closing branches in small regional and rural communities; and, hand cane cutting returns to the Burdekin.
The New Hope Group welcomes the Queensland Supreme Court's orders, which leave the door open for the further expansion of the Acland coal mine, and new research shows Queensland's coal seam gas wells are producing less water than originally estimated.