Agriculture is a vital contributor to the vibrancy of regional NSW. The sector is worth over $12 billion a year, it employs over 75,000 people, and it supports the nearly 30,000 food and beverage manufacturing jobs in regional NSW.
NSW Farmers commends the NSW Government on its delivery of a rebate scheme for NSW and local government fees and charges, following its $500 million commitment in the State Budget last year.
A vibrant workforce will be key in expanding the NSW agriculture sector’s productivity, ultimately gearing it toward its target of $30 billion in output by 2030.
NSW Farmers welcomes the allocation of new funding to the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate (EWIR) scheme, a popular drought management and preparedness measure for farmers.
Flood recovery grants of up to $75,000 jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Governments will assist farmers to revive local food and fibre production in flood affected regions.
NSW Farmers has launched a Flood Appeal through its Natural Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) to assist farmers with recovery efforts as a one-in -a-hundred year weather event continues to batter the east coast region.
NSW Farmers is seeking urgent action from the NSW Government to support farmers and rural communities in combatting an escalating mice plague.
Primary producers are central to the state agriculture sector’s ability to double its productivity and reach $30 billion in output by 2030.
NSW Farmers and the Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA of NSW) are alarmed by a proposal that would stifle community consultation on the Inland Rail project.
NSW Farmers is calling for regional infrastructure to be a high priority and core component of the NSW Government’s 2021-2022 Budget when it is handed down later in the year.