Environment

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Menindee locals share their stories on the water crisis

With hardship very often comes resilience and Menindee, with its summer fish kills and depleted lakes, has had its fair share. Discover life on the Darling River.

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Western NSW farmers in for the long haul despite drought

Seasoned graziers Terry and Jane Smith have been slowly de-stocking for two years, but recent rain eases the pressure off feeding and water security.

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Horticulture growers at wits' end with drought

Fruit and vegetable growers feel they are being ignored in the current agricultural crisis. Without sufficient water, permanent plantings will die. What's the way forward?

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Drought-affected crop growers face tough decisions

The crops of many farmers across NSW are failing or are not yet sown due to drought – so do you plant or not? Liverpool Plains farmer, Hugh Pursehouse is one of many hopeful for rain.

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How we can preserve our Great Artesian Basin

The Great Artesian Basin is the lifeblood for many farmers and regional communities, especially during drought. The capping and piping of free-flowing bores in NSW is saving huge amounts of water but needs to carry on.

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Drought survey: Farmers tell us how they are faring

The results of NSW Farmers' survey are in. Farmers across NSW have shared their experiences of drought, government funding and support and what could be done better.

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Regenerating the land with a strong drought-proofing tool

Farmers struggling with drought in Western NSW are turning to EMU land management to combat soil erosion, improve the ecosystem and ensure any rain is effectively stored.

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Tackling our nation’s food waste

Everyone hates throwing out groceries – but there are a string of opportunities for businesses to tap into the food waste economy.

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Hunter Valley farmer takes on mining company – and wins

Wendy Bowman's farm sits on a giant lump of coal, but she refuses to sell to Chinese-operated company Yancoal, saving the surrounding agricultural land.

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The Riverina farmers passionate about soil conservation

Three generations of the Hatty family, proud NSW Farmers members for over 60 years, are keen to ensure farmers don't waste their most valuable commodity – soil.