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In the News


NSW Farmers Association appoints new CEO

The Board of NSW Farmers has appointed Pete Arkle as the Association’s new chief executive officer.


Increased federal government drought support welcomed by NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the federal government’s additional financial support of $190 million to help drought affected farmers.


Farmers welcome Emergency Drought Relief Package

NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the Emergency Drought Relief Package announced by the NSW Government today.

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Premier and Opposition Leader to address NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Opposition Leader Luke Foley will address this month’s NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference in Sydney.


Drought and infrastructure commitments stand out for farmers

The NSW Farmers’ Association commends the NSW Government for a budget that has delivered for regional and rural communities, in challenging times due to drought conditions across most of the state.


Changes at NSW Farmers’ Association

CEO of NSW Farmers, Matt Brand, has today announced he is resigning from his role and will leave the Association later in the year.


Additional support for drought management echoes NSW Farmers’ campaign

NSW Farmers is extremely pleased additional support is on its way for farmers facing significant challenges with worsening drought conditions.

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Farmers welcome initial funding for Fixing County Rail

NSW Farmers is calling for ongoing funding to support the Fixing Country Rail program, following the positive announcement this week of $137 million in funding to address 11 projects across the state.


NSW Farmers member magazine hits the post

The first edition of The Farmer magazine is reaching the mail boxes of NSW Farmers members from this week.

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Farmers owed millions following collapse of Red Lea Chickens

NSW Farmers’ Association fears farmers who are owed millions of dollars by poultry company Red Lea Chickens will remain out of pocket, forcing many out of business, following the collapse of the company.

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NSW Parliamentary inquiry finds sub-three hour journey across the Great Dividing Range needed to gua

The NSW Farmers’ Association (the ‘Association’) welcomes recommendations made by the NSW Legislative Council inquiry (the ‘Inquiry’) into fresh food seeking expedited planning to ensure a reliable sub-three hour journey from NSW’s Central West to Sy

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NSW Farmers backs ag minister’s comments calling out Coles over its ‘drought levy’

NSW Farmers’ Association has backed Minister Littleproud’s comments calling out the Coles ‘drought levy’ as a media stunt that will not deliver the increased funds dairy farmers need.

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Biosecurity must be upheld if grains are imported into Australia

New South Wales grain growers are calling for maximum vigilance from border authorities as consideration is given to importing international grain into New South Wales because of the drought.


NSW Farmers Association appoints new CEO

The Board of NSW Farmers has appointed Pete Arkle as the Association’s new chief executive officer.

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Supermarket milk levy an insult to farmers

NSW Farmers’ Association says retailers must end the discounting of dairy products if they are serious about supporting dairy farmers.

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