In yet another blow to the state’s intensifying harvest labour crisis, NSW has missed an opportunity to be part of a DFAT-run program that enables seasonal workers from Fiji and Vanuatu to work on local farms.
NSW Farmers welcomes steps from Federal Water Minister Keith Pitt to end the Water Efficiency Program and the recovery of consumptive water from on-farm sources.
NSW Farmers has developed a blueprint for leveraging the potential of agriculture and regional NSW to drive economic recovery from COVID-19 and to set the path for meeting $30 billion in farmgate output by 2030.
NSW Farmers supports a decision to lift the moratorium on Genetically Modified (GM) crops, provided farmers have a choice and that any genetically modified organism has been approved by an independent, science-based Australian regulator.
NSW Farmers is disappointed by Infrastructure Australia’s update to the national Infrastructure Priority List, which downplays the major role regional areas can make in a COVID-19 reco
NSW Farmers congratulates the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) on the release of their Regionalisation Agenda today.
Agriculture and regional NSW have significant potential to grow and to drive economic recovery from the fiscal blow of COVID-19, but a shortfall in investment threatens their ability to do so.
NSW Farmers is urging the Federal Government to prioritise addressing the seasonal worker shortage at today’s National Cabinet meeting as fruit and vegetable waste continues to mount.
NSW Farmers welcomes the release of the Statutory Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999 by Professor Graeme Samual AC.
NSW Farmers is encouraging Aussies to show their support for our local oyster industry by adding oysters to their festive meals.