Business

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Safety critical to improving the shearing industry

Farmers are being encouraged by SafeWork NSW to upgrade their shearing sheds to reduce risks and attract and retain young shearers.

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The many lives of a young farmer

Rachel Nicoll is a farmer, fireworks manager, the NSW Farmers Hartley Branch Chair and lobbyist – and she is a strong voice for the agricultural industry.

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The buffalo farmers bucking tradition with cheese

A mid North Coast buffalo dairy is charging ahead of the herd with niche products, like buffalo mozzarella, meat and milk that's fetching $8 a litre.

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Organic broccoli farmers innovating with powders

Forget broccoli lattes, vegetable powders have many different uses and nutritional benefits – and Kurrawong Organics is banking on the new superfood.

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The sheep farmers breeding success through genetics

The Legge family have used strong agribusiness nous to build their stud breeding program at Ridgehaven Poll Dorsets despite family tragedy.

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Could Wagga Wagga become the next Silicon Valley?

The country town may not be as glamorous as California but it's becoming an agri-tech hub for young minds, with venture capitalists keen to invest.

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Women in agriculture leading from the front

An initiative driven by NSW Farmers is helping female members find their voice and equip them to be better leaders in their community.

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The blueberry farmers growing for a smoother supply chain

Mountain Blue Farms, one of Australia's biggest blueberry producers, is using innovative measures to grow their export market with the help of the CRC.

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Dairy farmers in danger of disappearing from industry

Dairy farmers in NSW are still being gouged by processors and supermarkets. Will the ACCC dairy inquiry recommendations save the struggling industry?

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Farmers turn to renewable energy to combat electricity costs

Electricity prices continue to rise in rural NSW, and farmers like fruit grower Peter West are turning towards solar energy to power their farms.