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In the News


NSW Farmer of the Year Awarded

Riverina grain farmers Glen and Julie Andreazza have been announced as the winners of the 2018 NSW Farmer of the Year Award (FOTY).


Politicians must provide answers on inland rail

Following receipt of information from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) about inland rail route selection, it is now time for the Coalition Government to take responsibility and be accountable for the selection of their preferred inland ra


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.

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New Victorian tagging rules not needed in NSW

NSW Farmers has reiterated the need to ensure that the Victorian tagging requirements are not imposed on NSW sheep and goat producers.

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A small step in the long drought pathway

The NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes today’s decision by COAG to sign a new Inter-Governmental Agreement on Drought.

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NSW Farmers calls for faster food transport

NSW Farmers has welcomed the state Government’s exploration of a fast rail network in regional NSW, but has reiterated calls for a solid commitment to improving regional freight networks.

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Inland rail journey for NSW Farmers President

NSW Farmers President James Jackson will join Inland Rail Taskforce Chair Adrian Lyons on a tour of farms in the central west region on Monday 3 December to gather more feedback from farmers on the inland rail project.

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NSW Farmers offers assistance to government to get inland rail right

More than 200 people impacted by the proposed inland rail gathered in Gilgandra yesterday to share their concerns with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, at a community town hall meeting.

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