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Heart and soul of the nation at risk

The iconic outback towns of Australian folklore are at real risk of dying out, according to NSW Farmers.

Smarter spending in state budget

NSW Farmers President James Jackson has welcomed the state budget saying it is a positive step towards building a stronger future for agriculture.

Budget a golden opportunity to secure our future

NSW Farmers says Tuesday’s state budget presents a golden opportunity to invest in productivity-boosting measures to pay down debt.

Farmers say cracks showing in egg market

The price of eggs is up on supermarket shelves but farmers say they’re starting to crack with major retailers not passing on increases.

Rural health boost a much-needed change

A plan to boost the rural health workforce is a good step in the right direction.

Farmers welcome government program extension

NSW Farmers Rural Affairs Committee Chair Garry Grant has thanked the state government for continuing to fund the Farm Business Resilience Program.

Farmers welcome biosecurity funding boost

NSW Farmers has welcomed $163.9 million funding for biosecurity in the upcoming state budget.

Kiwi burp tax a bad idea say farmers

NSW Farmers warns a tax on sheep and cattle burps could serve to drive up grocery prices if implemented in Australia.

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Fifty billion reasons to back farmers

A new report reveals the NSW food and agribusiness sector could be worth $50 billion in terms of value-adding and create 223,000 jobs by 2030.

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It's time to fix Inland Rail

NSW Farmers and the CWA of NSW have stressed the importance of getting the Inland Rail project back on track.


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Don't fall for doomsayers' 'hot air'

It’s a fact almost universally accepted that you should never discuss religion or politics in polite conversation. These days, I think we can add climate change to that list, because it can raise the temperature of the room (pardon the pun) like few

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Ag learning key this Ed Week

With a growing global population, food security will be one of the most important issues facing future generations. Paradoxically, these generations might have little to no connection to farming – if current trends continue. This week is Education We

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Plant-based alternatives: a meaty debate

From mock duck to vegan burgers, the imitation game of the “fake meat” sector is strong. The proliferation of plant-based products has sparked significant debate on labelling conventions and even the health benefits of meat ‘alternatives’ compared to