Environment

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How farmers are adapting to climate change in Australia

Whether you think changing weather is natural, man-made or a myth, farmers are on the frontline of innovation. But is the government taking climate action seriously?

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Turning 80 million tonnes of livestock dung into farming profits

The next generation of imported dung beetles are being trialled on NSW farms – and set to bring a multitude of benefits to Australian livestock producers.

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Harrisia cactus proves a prickly issue for NSW farmers

“Harrisia cactus needs to be controlled before the drought breaks,” says Boggabilla broadacre cropping farmer and North West Local Land Services board member Richard Clark.

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Consumer demand confirms organic farming is no longer a niche

With 51% of the world’s certified organic land in Australia, can farmers harvest enough fresh produce to keep up with consumers?

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Who owns Australia's land and water?

You might be surprised about which foreign entities are buying up Australia’s prime agricultural land and water. What does this mean for future food security?

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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.