Rural Affairs


Young farmers getting down to business

Aspiring farmers across NSW are getting a leg-up from experts in the Young Farmer Business Program.


Why solar stacks up for farmers

Making the switch to a solar-diesel hybrid pumping system has slashed this Central West NSW farmer’s fuel bills – and cut greenhouse emissions to boot.


Growing the future for NSW Farmers

Agriculture is worth $15 billion a year to NSW. Meet the pair from NSWFarmers, David Eyre and Ash Salardini who have a mission to keep the industry growing.


The drought hay crisis

The drought has wiped out hay reserves and hay prices have skyrocketed, leading some to argue hay exports should be redirected to drought-stricken farmers.


Protecting NSW’s farm volunteers

Australians’ are stepping up to support NSW’s drought-stricken farmers with donations and practical help but there can be hazards for volunteers from non-rural backgrounds.


Donated hay survey: where drought-affected farmers found relief

NSW Farmers members accessed donated hay from across the nation. Find out about their experiences and where it all came from.


Danger in the drought - bushfire risks put farmers on the frontline

With drought comes potentially catastrophic bushfire conditions. Farmers are on the frontline - should the Rural Fire Service act earlier?


26-year-old silage offers drought relief for Tamworth farmer

Hay silage buried 26 years ago is helping a North West NSW cattle farmer sustain his livestock through drought.


Fruit growers should focus on quality

Fruit growers are selling produce too early and sacrificing quality assurance. That’s a losing battle, says orchardist, Guy Gaeta of Orange.


Millthorpe community pulls together to face the drought

Despite drought challenges, Millthorpe is building a thriving future with tourism and local food production. A farming gathering brought the community together.