Environment

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NSW farmers want their right to farm enshrined in law

Right-to-farm issues are causing concern for many farmers. NSW Farmers is lobbying for new legislation to protect them.

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Reaping the rewards of biodynamic farming

Bob Hawke Landcare Award winner Charlie Arnott sees his stock as tools to manage his pasture, and despite the drought, his paddocks are thriving.

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Hot debate: was the NSW government right to cancel drought declarations?

The drought declaration policy was scrapped by the NSW government in 2013 but not everyone is convinced. Two Central West farmers weigh in but not everyone thinks this was the right decision.

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Oyster growers thrive despite environmental crisis

North Coast oyster farmers have integrated clever practices to remain sustainable since the introduction of Pacific oysters.

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The truth about the Murray-Darling

Water levels are at record lows creating unrest with farmers and allocations. So who's getting all the water?

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Murray-Darling Basin water report confirms little improvement

Despite welcome rainfall the DPI is anticipating excessive transmission losses over the summer.

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Insects in overdrive: how dung beetles are helping farmers

Dung beetles may not be the prettiest but these creatures are helping improve pasture production, soil fertility, moisture retention and pest control.

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Why solar stacks up for farmers

Making the switch to a solar-diesel hybrid pumping system has slashed this Central West NSW farmer’s fuel bills – and cut greenhouse emissions to boot.

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The drought hay crisis

The drought has wiped out hay reserves and hay prices have skyrocketed, leading some to argue hay exports should be redirected to drought-stricken farmers.

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Donated hay survey: where drought-affected farmers found relief

NSW Farmers members accessed donated hay from across the nation. Find out about their experiences and where it all came from.