Rural Affairs


Western NSW preschool filling a gap in rural education

Regional kids of Western NSW have gone without access to preschool education for far too long. The opening of the Weilmoringle community preschool marks the horizon for better days to come.


NSW farmers want their right to farm enshrined in law

Right-to-farm issues are causing concern for many farmers. NSW Farmers is lobbying for new legislation to protect them.


Hot debate: was the NSW government right to cancel drought declarations?

The drought declaration policy was scrapped by the NSW government in 2013 but not everyone is convinced. Two Central West farmers weigh in but not everyone thinks this was the right decision.


NSW farmers meet the government over Inland Rail concerns

Landholders met Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, MP Mark Coulton and Inland Rail leaders in Gilgandra. Find out what's next.


The truth about the Murray-Darling

Water levels are at record lows creating unrest with farmers and allocations. So who's getting all the water?


Murray-Darling Basin water report confirms little improvement

Despite welcome rainfall the DPI is anticipating excessive transmission losses over the summer.


NSW Inland Rail route remains a hot debate

Inland Rail project linking Melbourne and Brisbane creates controversy, with conflicting opinions and farmers' properties on the line.


The power of words sparks change for NSW Farmers

You can buy advertising, but the ability to be featured in agricultural news is priceless. Meet the NSW Farmers team getting agriculture onto the front pages.


Sun safety critical for farmers despite medical breakthrough

Farmers are 60% more likely to die from melanomas than fellow Australians. The development of an immune stimulating chemical will help strengthen survival rate.


Lifting the load for Northern NSW farmers

Regional Services Manager Michael Collins is helping raise the agenda for local issues like inland rail, quad bike safety and the Great Artesian Basin.