Environment

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Family run sustainable paddock-to-plate business tastes good

The Johnson family’s holistic approach to raising cattle, sheep and pigs at Murringo in the Riverina, focuses on the health of their land and animals whilst driving profitability.

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Henty farmers committed to regenerative agricultural practices

Grain and wool growers Peter and Alison Campbell balance profitability and sustainability.

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Tenterfield farmer tackles the big questions on conservation in agriculture

More than 20 years of active lobbying have proved a valuable grounding for NSW Farmers’ Conservation & Resource Management Committee chair Bronwyn Petrie.

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How farmers can cash in on compost

SPONSORED: From improving soil and cost-effective horse bedding to earning cash through carbon credits, compost has some surprising benefits for agriculture.

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Are new dams the answer to NSW water crisis?

NSW regional communities are suffering from drought and serious water shortages – we investigate the crisis and possible solutions.

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Stop misrepresenting irrigation farmers

It’s time for farmers to send a strong message about their responsible water use to the media and environmentalists, says Riverina irrigation farmer Andrew Hawkins.

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Hope on the horizon for new native vegetation reforms

NSW farmers have long fought against native vegetation legislation that has impacted their right-to-farm. Will recent reforms help to build trust between farmers and government?

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Out of the box farming approach creates brand value

Placing a third of the property under a nature covenant hasn’t hurt production, but has added value to Clare Cannon’s Woomargama Station.

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Why are feral deer populations still protected?

The deer plague is out of control – and costing one farmer $80,000 a year. He's not the only one – landholders around the state are out of pocket. NSW Farmers are lobbying for farmer's rights to manage deer populations.

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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.