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Ongoing workforce shortages hold Australia back

Farmers are continuing to deal with a loss of produce and income more than three months after calls for better access to Rapid Antigen Tests.

Shearer shortage an opportunity for ambitious school leavers

School leavers looking for a lucrative career in the bush have the chance to join an iconic industry and help Australia recover from COVID.

Citrus crop decimated by severe hail event

A freak hail storm that wreaked havoc in the Griffith area has left some citrus growers now looking at years before their next harvest.

Long harvest ends with great result

One of the longest harvests in memory has all but finished with a second bumper year for grain growers in NSW despite a range of challenges.

Meat shortages expose supply chain failings

COVID is hitting everyone, but vulnerabilities in our food supply chains are particularly concerning say NSW Farmers.

Reforms needed to fix supermarket supply

NSW Farmers says Omicron's impact on big supermarket supply chains was an entirely avoidable situation, calling for meaningful competition reform.

Plenty of produce available say Farmers

The big challenge for the agricultural sector now is sick workers and a lack of access to Rapid Antigen Tests, which are combining to create these broader supply chain issues you hear about.

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NSW Farmers set out priorities for 2022

NSW Farmers is ushering in the New Year with an advocacy ‘wish list’ that will help hit the goal of $30 billion in farmgate output by 2030.

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Keep it local this Christmas

Christmas tables full of quality local produce is on top of the NSW Farmers shopping list this year.

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Statement on Ministerial Reshuffle

We have been progressing a number of important issues this year and it is critical we see that work and investment continue with this new team.


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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