The Farmer

What's making news in the world of farming across NSW.

The rise of NSW craft spirits industry and how farmers can cash in

Ever wondered how gin producers access high-quality local botanicals, like Juniper Berries? Here are some fresh tips to creating new income streams.


Farmers push for simplified national heavy vehicle regulations

Rules for oversized loads need to be uniform from state to state, says Riverina farmer and NSW Farmers Wagga Wagga branch chair Alan Brown.


Stock theft drives Wyangala farmer to develop a handy app for producers

Proposed changes to poultry welfare standards have caged-egg producers working hard to promote the facts of farming amid a volatile debate.


Former Port Macquarie oyster farmer helps drought affected communities

After support from NSW Farmers, Mark Bulley wanted to give back by becoming a regional services manager for the North Coast & Tablelands.


Dairy farmers push to change labelling on plant-based products

Pressure increases to remove ‘milk’ from non-dairy products, like almonds, leveraging milk’s nutritional qualities.


Proud NSW turkey farming family share their lessons

Growing turkeys has been a lifelong ambition for the Pace family. Learn about their journey to the top, their challenges, big ideas and passion for the industry.


NSW farmers face scary water crisis despite joyous rain

NSW Farmers’ Water Taskforce knuckles down to ensure rural communities' water management challenges are top priority during drought.


Champions of no-till farming achieve soil health success

Sustainable farming is second nature for the Kelly family who have being using no-till farming practices to avoid soil erosion for generations.


Meet the detector dogs protecting Australia from harmful pests and diseases

With the rise of African swine fever, these dogs are vital to safeguarding the Australian agriculture industry.


Converted grain storage silo boosts income with farmstay accommodation

Crafty Mudgee property owners have created solutions to increase on-farm income by diversifying into farm tourism.