Rural Affairs

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Former INXS band member backs farmers facing drought

With bushfire season starting early and crops failing at record speed, former INXS band member and farmer speaks out about the Australian drought.

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Two-year-old boy contracted Q fever from a petting zoo

Infected animals easily spread Q fever to humans. In 2015 Charlie Cavey developed the illness from a baby goat. Find out why the government must step up.

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Could this deadly brain bug be in your water?

Riverina sheep farmer shares the dangers of a fatal bug found in water storage on rural properties.

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The need to knows of unfair dismissal

Employment termination can be difficult especially in farming. NSW Farmers’ 
Workplace Relations director Gracia Kusuma shares tips to navigate the process.

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How to budge the sludge in your water tank

Sediment in the bottom of your water tank isn’t always a bad thing, but there are times when you need to make a clean start.

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Australian dairy farmers step up to save their industry

Dairy farmers from across the state headed for NSW Parliament House to voice their concerns about the challenges of their industry.

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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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Why young farmers are passionate about agriculture

Meet the fresh generation of motivated NSW Young Farmers who will be the future leaders of food and fibre production in the agriculture industry.

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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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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.