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Budget biosecurity boost welcomed

NSW Farmers says an additional $13.1 million in the State Budget will help tackle surging feral pig numbers.

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Supermarkets squeeze orange juice supply

Farmers have warned a global orange juice shortage is a stark reminder of Australia’s food security issues as fair prices for farmers remain nowhere in sight.

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Dairy farmers face fresh pressures

Dairy farmers have warned many in the industry could be forced out of business as several processors slash opening milk prices for the 2024-25 season.

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Pig problem escalates

Farmers are reporting a fresh surge in feral pig numbers, prompting a call to escalate funding to fight the state’s feral pig problem.

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Carbon work must continue

Farmers have urged the federal government to continue its efforts to better understand the net emissions of the agricultural industry as new funding is released to improve greenhouse gas accounting this week.

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Boost to reduce rural barriers

NSW Farmers has thanked the Minns Government for providing fresh funding to break down rural barriers, as it announced the first $35 million in funding from the Regional Development Trust today.

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Federal budget falls short for farmers

The state’s peak farm body has said the federal budget has fallen short for farmers, with more funding still desperately needed to support rural industries across NSW and beyond.

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Forget the tax on farmers

The state’s peak farm body has launched a fresh appeal urging parliamentarians to vote against the proposed biosecurity tax on farmers, with the levy bill set to enter the Senate tomorrow.

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Farmers slam live sheep shutdown

NSW Farmers have condemned the Federal Government’s catastrophic ban on live sheep exports by sea as it released a four-year plan to transition away from the live sheep trade today.

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Be constructive on conservation, farmers urge

The state’s peak farming body has warned interest groups need to take a more practical and constructive approach to conservation, with environmental solutions not having to come at the cost of farm productivity and food security.


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OPINION: We're all in this together

For the many farmers and their families who live and work in our landscape, Australia Day will involve an early start, pulling on their boots and heading out the door at the crack of dawn to keep growing the healthy plants and healthy animals that ke

Biosecurity should be everyone's concern

Six months ago, barely anyone outside of politics or agriculture had even heard the word ‘biosecurity’, let alone knew what it was.

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Don't fall for doomsayers' 'hot air'

It’s a fact almost universally accepted that you should never discuss religion or politics in polite conversation. These days, I think we can add climate change to that list, because it can raise the temperature of the room (pardon the pun) like few