- PDF Document Don’t leave NSW farmers at a disadvantage 17/03/2017 (234.2 KB) NSW fruit and vegetable growers are at risk of being left behind if the NSW Government does not commit to vital equipment enabling the export of fresh fruit and vegetables to the dinner plates in international markets.
- PDF Document Basin Ministers – Don’t sell regional communities down the river 17/03/2017 (277.6 KB) NSW Farmers’ Association is urging the Murray Darling Basin Briefing Ministerial Council to avoid inflicting further negative impacts on regional communities and industries in implementing the Basin Plan.
- PDF Document Merriwa farmers launch bushfire appeal 15/02/2017 (238.2 KB) The NSW Farmers’ Merriwa Branch has joined forces with the Merriwa Show Society to establish the Merriwa-Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal to assist affected landholders and residents.
- PDF Document Relief but some questions remain for regional communities in NSW 14/02/2017 (230.5 KB) NSW Farmers has welcomed the new Premier's decision to wind back some forced council amalgamations in regional NSW.
- PDF Document What are your backpacker tax duties? 14/02/2017 (257.3 KB) The backpacker tax battle may be over in Parliament, but confusion remains for many farmers about how the new backpacker tax rules apply to them.
Telecommunications in regional areas continues to be an issue with a new survey finding that 86 per cent of network coverage is either intermittent or non-existent. Anthony Gibson – NSW Farmers’ telecommunications advocate.
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Mudgee NSW mixed farmer and farm advocate Mitchell Clapham says Governments should be doing more to protect the rights of established agriculture under threat from urban sprawl.
NSW Farmers’ president Fiona Simson welcomes a new report calling for rationalisation of Australia’s 80 plus farm advocacy groups. She also comments some more on Coal Seam Gas and Australia’s sad lack of a national energy policy.
In the News
- Time to make the Horticulture Code work 23/09/2016 NSW Farmers continues to work with other peak fruit and vegetable grower organisations to see the adoption of the recommendations contained within the final report from the independent review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct.
- Licence buy-back a winner but Shenhua must be next 23/08/2016 NSW Farmers has always acknowledged the role mining plays in our economy and community. However we have known even before exploration licences were granted that mining prime agricultural land like the black soils of the Liverpool Plains, would be a failure of judgement.
- Assessment of multi-peril crop insurance 23/08/2016 This week, along with Grains Committee Member Dan Cooper, I attended a public hearing held by the Independent Regulatory and Pricing Tribunal (IPART) as part of its assessment of multi-peril crop insurance (MPCI) under its drought assessment framework.
- Strong action needed to combat rural crime 23/08/2016 No matter where I’ve travelled across the state in the last 12 months, rural crime has been a burning issue.
- NSW Quad bike safety rebate commences 23/08/2016 As recently outlined in the NSW Budget, $2 million has been set aside for the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program. Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, Victor Dominello, revealed details of the Program at the NSW Farmers Annual Conference. The Program is made up of a series of regional training events and around $1.5 million for quad bike safety rebates.