Rural Affairs


It's raining royals at Dubbo

"You are the salt of the earth," Prince Harry tells farmers and locals in Dubbo. Later, he and his wife Meghan helped feed cotton seed and hay to sheep on the property of NSW Farmers members Scott and Elaine Woodley.


Meet NSW Farmers’ grains and horticulture policy makers

From pulses to pears, and barley to blackberries, if it grows from the ground, the NSW Farmers Grains and Horticulture team has you covered.


Bingara: a rural community success story

A community revitalisation project in the North West NSW country town of Bingara, New England includes forwarding thinking in agriculture, tourism and education.


Native vegetation: taming African lovegrass

How satellite mapping led to a native vegetation showdown in the Monaro region in NSW’s South East.


Tough lessons learnt: building resilience to drought

Yeoval farming family experience their first drought and are surviving thanks to active planning measures.


Cashing in on the wool boom

Should sheep farmers pay a 2% levy or nothing at all? This and other options 
are on the table, as WoolPoll kicks off again.


Top trends in farm machinery investment

As drought persists farmers are investing wisely in their next farm staple – the tractor. Find out what made the list at AgQuip this year.


Drought stories of success, not charity

Support for farmers battling drought is heart-warming – but Monaro sheep and cattle producer Richard Taylor warns it’s vital to keep the message positive.


Oyster theft no small issue for farmers

When oysters are stolen it’s not just farmers’ incomes that suffer. Thieves can potentially damage the entire industry, says South East NSW farmer Caroline Henry.


Support during drought when the going gets tough

With 100% of NSW declared in drought in August, it’s comforting to note that support services are here in droves. Whether it’s a neighbour or a health professional, there is hope for overcoming depression.