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Warning about snakes on the plains

Farmers are reporting increased snake sightings as floodwaters force the reptiles onto higher ground.

State’s chance to fulfill Christmas wish

The state government is being asked to give farmers some Christmas cheer by fast-tracking work around the Port of Newcastle.

Extra road repairs welcomed

NSW Farmers has welcomed additional manpower to repair ruined rural roads, but says flood-proofing for the future must be on the agenda.

Women helping drive Farmers success

Australia’s largest farm advocacy body is celebrating six years of consecutive membership growth, driven in large part by women taking up leadership.

Call for urgent increase to flood support

NSW Farmers says there needs to be an urgent increase in emergency payments to flood-affected communities.

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NSW Farmers statement on flood funding

NSW Farmers President Xavier Martin has thanked the state and federal governments for rolling out the next stage of natural disaster response funding.

Farmer survey reveals extent of flood impact

A survey of the state’s flood-affected farmers has found significant losses across many regions.

Secret water buyback deal slammed

The state’s peak farming group has slammed secret water buyback plans that will hurt rural communities in NSW.

Councils should back cuts to red tape

NSW Farmers CEO Pete Arkle has criticised environmental politics holding up rebuilding efforts across the state, calling for less talk, more action.

Farmers welcome Port of Newcastle outcome

A bill that will reduce damage to country roads and help the state’s farmers save money has passed the NSW lower house.


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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