The Farmer

What's making news in the world of farming across NSW.
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We’d love to farm – so give us a break

Purchasing a first home is hard enough for most Australians, but for prospective young farmers, it’s virtually impossible. It’s time to give the new generation some tax relief.

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Is lupin the new superfood?

When it comes to encouraging people to lose weight and improve health there are a lot of pills, scams and potions. Could a family of southern Riverina farmers have a winner growing in their paddocks?

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Challenges of living in a mobile black spot

Want to get in touch with NSW Farmers’ Rural Affairs Committee chair Sonia O’Keefe? It’s pretty complicated – as she’s stuck in a mobile phone black spot. And in this day and age, it’s just not good enough.

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The power of pig poo

With an industry downturn of 40%, it’s tough going for pig producers. But Edwina Beveridge of Blantyre Farms has built her business by recycling waste from the food chain and, yes, even the pigs themselves.

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The real cost of frost for NSW farmers

Frost is a low frequency, but high impact event. Just a few hours of below-freezing temperatures can devastate a crop.

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Secret to success: 160 years of farming with Booroomooka Beef

The Munro family run one of the largest Angus studs in Australia with a farming history filled with big personalities and successful strategies.

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Drought affected farmers: We'll get through it

With 99% of the state covered by one of the three drought categories, farmers are doing all they can to protect livelihoods by putting into practice all they’ve learned from past dry times.

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Maggots: The livestock feed no-one saw coming

Olympia Yarger is an award-winning insect farmer. The founder and CEO of Canberra-based company Goterra, she is helping to redefine the world’s approach to waste management – producing an alternative livestock feed along the way.

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Sky-high prices for regional flights

A high-level Senate inquiry is examining the soaring costs and poor provision of air travel to rural, regional and remote communities. But there may not be a simple solution, as our investigation finds.

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Clever tricks to reduce on-farm erosion

SPONSORED - Once upon a time concrete was the only solution for boggy areas, but it cracked and was expensive and harsh on hooves. Now a clever, new and cost-effective solution is solving farmers’ problems.