Support for a Royal commission into the Murray Darling Basin Plan has flowed in NSW Parliament this week, with the NSW Nationals backing a petition presented by the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party.
Rainfall has helped lifted the spirits of some drought and bushfire stricken farming communities in NSW, but the financial benefits will not flow for many months.
NSW Farmers is concerned that the appointment of Murray-Darling Basin Plans Inspector General Mick Keelty as the head of the South Australian bushfires inquiry may delay vital reforms to water management.
NSW Farmers is calling on wool brokers and pastoral houses to support growers and to show leniency on short term loan repayments during the wool auction interruptions.
NSW Farmers Association supports watershed management rules that prioritise the use of flows for stock and domestic use during times of drought.
NSW Farmers has secured funding from the NSW Government to continue the vital Western Division Wild Dog Coordinator position, with Bruce Duncan reappointed to the Dubbo-based role.
NSW Farmers has recognised the work undertaken by the Joint Transition Team (JTT) in developing a reformed model for the structure of the dairy industry.
NSW Farmers’ President James Jackson has welcomed the rapid response by the NSW Government to distribute $75,000 grants to bushfire-affected primary producers.
The Goodman Foundation, the philanthropic arm of global industrial property company Goodman Group, has donated $750,000 to the NSW Farmers' Natural Disaster Relief Fund to support the bushfire recovery process for farmers in NSW.
NSW Farmers President James Jackson has today welcomed the commitment to provide grants of up to $75,000 to bushfire affected primary producers.