Rural Affairs


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.


Cyclists a hazard on country roads

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


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.


Q fever battle: the boy we almost lost

9 year old Beau Beissel nearly died after a hospital failed to order a PCR test for Q fever, despite the urging of his rural GP.


NSW State Election: How will the agricultural industry fare?

NSW Farmers talk to the Minister and Shadow Minister of Primary Industries about how they will help farmers and improve agricultural infrastructure.


Drought policies need revising with climate change wreaking havoc

Boggabilla farmer Peter Mailler says that the federal government needs to refocus in order to help farmers suffering through droughts influenced by climate change.


Wool prices are booming, so why is there a shortage of shearers?

Wool prices are strong thanks to the China-fuelled boom, but farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to find good shearers. What is the solution?


Q fever health crisis: time to fight rural discrimination

The federal government refuses to subsidise Q fever vaccinations that will give lifetime protection. As the drought worsens rural communities face an increased risk of Q fever. NSW Farmers is lobbying for change.


Driving membership and assistance for farmers

Meet the Member Services team at NSW Farmers, the first port of call for farmers dealing with drought, isolation and anything else coming their way.


Proposed unified freight rail network would slash farmers' costs

NSW Farmers is lobbying for the entire NSW rail network to be upgraded to the same TAL, which would save farmers in excess of $10 per tonne to transport grains to port.