The Farmer

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

Election victory hangs on battleground seats in the bush

With the state election going down to the wire, rural electorates have never been more critical to the outcome. NSW Farmers' regional based election forums are ensuring farmer's voices are heard loud and clear.


The blueberry farmers growing for a smoother supply chain

Mountain Blue Farms, one of Australia's biggest blueberry producers, is using innovative measures to grow their export market with the help of the CRC.


Cyclists a hazard on country roads

Uralla farmer Chris Laurie says cycling rules need to change in rural NSW otherwise people will get killed.


Port of Newcastle set to be export hub for farmers

NSW Farmers is lobbying for a container terminal in Newcastle to slash farmers' transport costs and open up the global export market.


Farmers turn to renewable energy to combat electricity costs

Electricity prices continue to rise in rural NSW, and farmers like fruit grower Peter West are turning towards solar energy to power their farms.


Sustainable Merino farm turns to perennial grasses

Glenwood Merinos is using SRS genetic principles and native perennials to drive their internationally renowned premium wool enterprise.


105 years of farming success in far-west NSW

The Robinson family from the Enngonia area run a robust goat, cattle and sheep operation despite 12 out of the past 15 years seeing below average rainfall.


Improving pasture growth with carbon grazing

Carbon grazing is helping farmers productively manage their land and livestock. But how does it work?


NSW State Election heats up over rural electorates

The rural seats of Tweed, Monaro, Wagga Wagga, Orange, Upper Hunter and Lismore will be hotly contested, with agricultural issues at the forefront.


Making farmer’s super a prime focus

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