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.


Jail for ‘dangerous violent’ thug who disregarded DVO

premium_icon Jail for ‘dangerous violent’ thug who disregarded DVO

Tyson Hanks jailed after breaching DVO nine times

PHOTOS: See the damage from the Burnett's heavy storm

premium_icon PHOTOS: See the damage from the Burnett's heavy storm

A number of road closures have been reported

Elders to work with health service to Close the Gap

premium_icon Elders to work with health service to Close the Gap

Closing the Gap in indigenous health will be the advisory council’s main focus.