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In the News

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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.


Farmers disappointed with Inland Rail announcement

The decision by the Liberal National Government in Canberra to ignore community concerns about the preferred route of the Narromine to Narrabri inland rail route is a disappointing outcome.

Media Releases

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Crown lands lease conversions a win for farmers

NSW Farmers welcomes the opportunity for graziers and primary producers in the Western Division to convert their Crown Lands leases to freehold.

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Forum for aspiring young farmers

Aspiring young farmers are invited to a special forum in Bathurst on 19 March to have their say on the issues affecting young people in agriculture.

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Fair land access needed to keep inland rail on track

NSW Farmers members along the inland rail route are being urged not to sign land access agreements with the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC).

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Water talks flow on in Forbes

The NSW Farmers Parkes/Forbes Branch is inviting farmers to a water policy update with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) on Tuesday 27 February in Forbes. The update follows on from the NSW Farmers' Water Forum held in Forbes last October

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Water talk flows in Griffith

The NSW Farmers Griffith Branch is hosting a Water Forum on Monday 26 February as the water debate continues to run hot in political debate.

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