Business

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Young farmers getting down to business

Aspiring farmers across NSW are getting a leg-up from experts in the Young Farmer Business Program.

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Livestock to hay production: Tamworth farmer diversifies during drought

Tamworth mixed farmer Bryce McMurtrie trades beef for hay making to help boost farm gate profits.

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Protecting NSW’s farm volunteers

Australians’ are stepping up to support NSW’s drought-stricken farmers with donations and practical help but there can be hazards for volunteers from non-rural backgrounds.

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Dairy farm thrives after deregulation

Narooma dairy farmers look to innovation to remain sustainable after industry deregulation. They're now reaping the rewards.

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Fruit growers should focus on quality

Fruit growers are selling produce too early and sacrificing quality assurance. That’s a losing battle, says orchardist, Guy Gaeta of Orange.

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Tough lessons learnt: building resilience to drought

Yeoval farming family experience their first drought and are surviving thanks to active planning measures.

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Top trends in farm machinery investment

As drought persists farmers are investing wisely in their next farm staple – the tractor. Find out what made the list at AgQuip this year.

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Industrious beekeepers nurture thriving family business

The beekeeping and honey production industry offers farmers a surprisingly diverse number of ways to make money. But behind the profits is a lot of hard work and uniquely Australian challenges.

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View to the future: Byron Bay dairy diversifies into farm tourism

Diversification is the big buzzword, but are setting up new on-farm ventures – such as providing accommodation for tourists – worth all the effort and running costs?

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Clever silo storage helps grain farmer harvest top dollar

A modern, more efficient approach to the Australian grain supply chain, combined with safe and effective on-farm storage, may help farmers get a greater financial return per hectare for their crops.