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In the News


NSW Farmers member magazine hits the post

The first edition of The Farmer magazine is reaching the mail boxes of NSW Farmers members from this week.

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Farmers owed millions following collapse of Red Lea Chickens

NSW Farmers’ Association fears farmers who are owed millions of dollars by poultry company Red Lea Chickens will remain out of pocket, forcing many out of business, following the collapse of the company.

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NSW Farmers welcomes steps to improve environmental laws on farm

NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today to review elements of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act that affect agriculture.

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IPART must step up and call out uncompetitive practices within retail electricity markets

At today’s NSW Legislative Council’s Inquiry into Electricity, the NSW Farmer’s Association will highlight the need for the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), to step up and call out uncompetitive practices within retail electricity

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Murray Darling disallowance motion a disaster for the Basin

Statement by Mitchell Clapham, NSW Farmers’ Conservation and Resource Management Committee Chair


Coronial Inquiry into the Sir Ivan Bushfire welcomed by NSW Farmers

One year on from the devastating Sir Ivan Bushfire, NSW Farmers’ Association is hoping a Coronial General Inquiry will provide clarity to the local farming community around the challenges in communication, negotiation and engagement that played a par

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NSW Farmers statement on Basin Plan

NSW Farmers’ President Derek Schoen

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NSW Farmers’ 2018-19 Budget submission

Tackling the rising cost of electricity, delivering better connectivity, protecting our biosecurity and investing in infrastructure are at the heart of NSW Farmers’ 2018-19 Budget submission.


Tertiary Scholarships on offer from NSW Farmers

Applications are now open for the 2018 NSW Farmers Tertiary Scholarship, an initiative aimed at supporting students who plan to further contribute to the growth and prosperity of rural and regional Australia.


nbn™ local and NSW Farmers – your questions answered

Following the success of our inaugural video Q&A session with the nbn™ local team at Orange Field Day, NSW Farmers President Derek Schoen sat down again with the Amber Dornbusch, Head of nbn™ local NSW/ACT before Christmas.

Media Releases

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McCarthy Review a first step for live export trade

The NSW Farmers’ Association has welcomed the Government’s response to the McCarthy Review as the first step in meaningful change for the live export trade.

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Farmers urge government to listen to their drought concerns

NSW Farmers welcomes the visits to drought affected areas by the Premier and Minister for Primary Industries this week, but believes the government’s response to the state’s worsening drought conditions must go beyond the appointment of a new drought

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Federal Budget - Wholesome but lacking sizzle

NSW Farmers’ Association is describing the 2018 Federal Budget as ‘wholesome’- but lacking sizzle for rural, remote and regional Australia.

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ACCC report falls short of farmers expectations

The NSW Farmers’ Association is frustrated that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) final report following the Dairy Inquiry has not addressed key competition issues in the dairy industry.

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Funding boost to tackle rural crime

Farmers will be better equipped to tackle rural crime and protect their property following the announcement of 26 new police workshops across regional New South Wales.

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