Costs down, incomes up
Costs down, incomes up places an emphasis on profitability and margin maximisation in the context of rising input costs, competition imbalances and access to finance.

Farmers in New South Wales operate in an environment of rising electricity costs and restricted access to water.  Utilities reform is required to create better certainty and drive down costs.

As the business of farming becomes more complex, supporting farmers to broaden their business management skills will be vital to achieving profitable outcomes.

Our priorities
  • $60 million to reduce on-farm electricity costs and establish a regional electricity innovation fund
  • $40 million to increase awareness and support for farm income protection insurance
  • $35 million for enhanced farming skills including business development, financial literacy, risk management and technical skills