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In the News


NSW Farmer of the Year Awarded

Riverina grain farmers Glen and Julie Andreazza have been announced as the winners of the 2018 NSW Farmer of the Year Award (FOTY).


Politicians must provide answers on inland rail

Following receipt of information from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) about inland rail route selection, it is now time for the Coalition Government to take responsibility and be accountable for the selection of their preferred inland ra


NSW Farmers Association appoints new CEO

The Board of NSW Farmers has appointed Pete Arkle as the Association’s new chief executive officer.


Increased federal government drought support welcomed by NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the federal government’s additional financial support of $190 million to help drought affected farmers.


Farmers welcome Emergency Drought Relief Package

NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the Emergency Drought Relief Package announced by the NSW Government today.

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Premier and Opposition Leader to address NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Opposition Leader Luke Foley will address this month’s NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference in Sydney.


Drought and infrastructure commitments stand out for farmers

The NSW Farmers’ Association commends the NSW Government for a budget that has delivered for regional and rural communities, in challenging times due to drought conditions across most of the state.


Changes at NSW Farmers’ Association

CEO of NSW Farmers, Matt Brand, has today announced he is resigning from his role and will leave the Association later in the year.


Additional support for drought management echoes NSW Farmers’ campaign

NSW Farmers is extremely pleased additional support is on its way for farmers facing significant challenges with worsening drought conditions.

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Farmers welcome initial funding for Fixing County Rail

NSW Farmers is calling for ongoing funding to support the Fixing Country Rail program, following the positive announcement this week of $137 million in funding to address 11 projects across the state.

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Is a milk floor price the answer?

NSW Farmers welcomes recognition from the federal Opposition that something has to change to secure the sustainability of the Australian dairy industry.

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Farmers welcome focus on pest and weeds

Farmer priorities have hit the headlines again ahead of next month’s state election, with Labor committing $50 million to tackle pests and weeds across the state if elected.

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Inland rail is not on track - farmers demand an inquiry

NSW Farmers is instructing its members to down tools and refuse to engage with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) until the Australian Government finally calls an inquiry into inland rail.

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Coles and Aldi continue to milk profits

NSW Farmers’ Association has condemned Coles and Aldi for persisting with sales of $1 a litre milk.

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Bipartisan focus shines on small-scale renewables

The NSW Farmers’ Association has welcomed NSW Labor’s pledge to facilitate over two-gigawatts of small-scale renewables via a solar rebate scheme and the NSW Coalition’s pledge for interest free loans for investments in small-scale battery storage te

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