NSW Farmers urges the NSW Nationals and Liberal Party to work together for a sensible solution that both effectively protects koalas as well as allows farmers to appropriately manage their land.
Key recommendations for improving bushfire management are missing from the Royal Commission’s interim observations into Natural Disaster Arrangements, according to NSW Farmers.
NSW Farmers has launched its eight-point reform plan for agriculture and regional NSW as the state looks to recover and rebuild economically from the Covid-19 crisis.
NSW Farmers congratulates the NSW Government on its commitment to doubling the length of the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence and recognising the devastating impact livestock losses from wild dog attacks have on primary producers.
NSW Farmers is concerned by dramatic price drops in the sheepmeat and goat industries, which have been caused by sudden disruptions to the processing landscape.
NSW Farmers is calling on the NSW Premier to partner with farmers to take steps to protect koalas on farms instead of imposing a poorly-targeted State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) based on inaccurate mapping.
The nation’s ongoing certainty of food supply will depend on a national agricultural workers code being approved at the National Cabinet meeting tomorrow.
The NSW Government’s new Koala Habitat Protection State Environment Planning Policy (SEPP) does impact farming and private native forestry activities in many parts of NSW.
NSW Farmers is calling for an urgent agreement by all Agriculture Ministers to ensure a national agricultural worker movement code can be endorsed by the National Cabinet on Friday.
NSW Farmers has welcomed the announcement of an ACCC inquiry into the fresh food and dairy supply chain, which will scrutinise the treatment of farmers by supermarkets.