Qld drought delivers $900m farming blow

THE drought will wipe almost $1 billion off the value of Queensland's agricultural commodities this financial year, according to a new forecast.

The value of cattle sold for slaughter and export, and food and textile crops, is expected to be $17.8 billion by June 30.

That's five per cent down on the previous $18.7 billion forecast made in April, the latest Agtrends report revealed on Thursday.


Citizen of the Year highlights value of volunteers

premium_icon Citizen of the Year highlights value of volunteers

Following an unexpected nomination, Estelle Drynan won the award.

TWICE AS NICE: Two named Lockyer Valley Citizen of Year

premium_icon TWICE AS NICE: Two named Lockyer Valley Citizen of Year

FUNDRAISING champions share major title at Australia Day Awards ceremony.

Man covered in burns after gas bottle explodes

premium_icon Man covered in burns after gas bottle explodes

A PATIENT was taken to hospital with burns to his face, chest, back and arm...