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In the News


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 Farmers welcomes steps to improve environmental laws on farm

NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today to review elements of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act that affect agriculture.

Media Releases


Transporting hay made easier for NSW farmers

NSW Farmers’ Association is pleased the NSW Government has listened to its calls for improved access for heavy vehicles carrying supplies and stock to drought affected farmers.

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Guyra farmer James Jackson elected NSW Farmers President

Sheep and cattle producer James Jackson has been elected NSW Farmers’ president at the Association’s Annual Conference underway in Sydney.

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Biodiversity reforms: Farmers call for natural justice

Native vegetation was a key focus on the first day of the NSW Farmers’ Annual Conference this year, with a number of motions coming forward on the biodiversity reforms that took effect in 2017.

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ACCC and AER fighting for a fair go on electricity prices-Time for governments to come to the party

The NSW Farmers’ Association has welcomed the recommendations of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry, and the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) draft decision on the rate of return, which

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Farmers welcome AWI review results

NSW Farmers have welcomed the release of the independent review into the performance and governance of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI).

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