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Farmer rebates bite into mouse plague

(9/06/2021)
NSW Farmers welcomes today’s announcement of an additional $100 million from the NSW Government to help farmers battle the worsening mouse plague affecting regional NSW.

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Urgent action required as mouse plague spreads

(26/05/2021)
NSW Farmers estimates the mouse plague will chew more than a billion dollars off the farmgate value of the state’s winter crop as the impact of this mouse invasion extends across NSW.

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Trap finally set for mouse plague relief

(13/05/2021)
NSW Farmers is relieved action is finally being taken to address the mouse plague crisis affecting parts of regional NSW.

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NSW Farmers and CWA statement on the mouse plague Parliamentary briefing

(12/05/2021)
NSW Farmers and the CWA of NSW hosted our Parliamentary Briefing on the mouse plague to reflect the deep concerns of our members and regional communities on this worsening economic and public health situation impacting many parts of NSW.

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Federal budget on the right road for regions

(11/05/2021)
The Federal Treasurer today committed significant funding to maintain the economic recovery after the COVID-19 pressures. While the budget will be in deficit the projections for recovery are positive and exceed earlier forecasts.

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Mouse plague hits Parliament House

(11/05/2021)
“The smell is horrific. You can pick up all the mice you see but there is always more. I did 38 loads of washing in three days. My house is pretty much packed up in boxes,” Lisa Minogue, Farmer, Barmedman

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Farm work the pick of the bunch

(7/05/2021)
NSW Farmers urges Australians looking for work to give farm work a go, particularly now the Australian Government has made relocation incentives more flexible.

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Biosecurity boost welcomed

(5/05/2021)
NSW Farmers welcomes a $371 million funding injection for biosecurity to help stem the growing risk of pest and disease incursions in Australia.

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Kids to learn from farmers

(4/05/2021)
NSW Farmers will be partnering with farmers across the state to provide a diverse range of farm enterprises for primary-school students to experience as part of the Kids to Farms program.

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Farmers back removing exploration licenses

(3/05/2021)
NSW Farmers is calling for bipartisan support to extinguish expired Petroleum Exploration Licenses (PELS) from valuable agricultural land.

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Upper Hunter in focus: training and education

(4/05/2021)
The upcoming Upper Hunter by-election will shine a light on regional issues, such as the education and training needed to equip future generations with the skills to navigate a changing world. Food and fibre production contribute significantly to the

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Biosecurity the ultimate bugbear for farmers

(3/05/2021)
Adapting Australia’s biosecurity system to an evolving world will be a key challenge over the coming decade. The global change that followed the onset of COVID-19 has made the impact of disease incursions publicly known, yet biosecurity has not been

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Farming crucial for by-election

(26/04/2021)
We know that the future of coal will be front of mind in the upcoming Upper Hunter by-election, but what about the future of farming? Whether it’s from renewable or traditional sources, energy generation will still need to coexist with agriculture –