Mulesing Ban “Counterproductive”

NSW Farmers Association will oppose a bill to ban mulesing and government-mandated pain relief, introduced by the Animal Justice Party to State Parliament last year.  ...Nothing found

Landowners Help Protect Karuah River

Farmers can protect the Karuah River and the Port Stephens estuary by joining a project showcased during Landcare Week (3-9 August). The Karuah-Borland Landcare ...Nothing found

Chocolate Slump Unforgivable COVID19 Fail

Global chocolate consumption ‘melts’ on back of COVID-19 . With COVID-19 restrictions around the world limiting impulse purchasing and decreasing consumer confidence, global chocolate ...Nothing found

Farmers Buoyed by Weather and Markets

The outlook for Australian agribusiness is strong and growing, according to Commonwealth Bank research. There’s optimism and appetite for investment in ...Nothing found

We Let the Dogs Out

Competitors announced for national working dog challenge. Jack Febey with Tasmania's allstar working dog Whiskey. Twelve dogs from across Australia ...Nothing found

Winter Crop Outlook Better than Good

Australia’s winter crop planting could increase by over 25 per cent this year with widespread and well-timed rainfall across most of the country. ...Nothing found

Dairy farmers urged to use new mandatory code.

NSW Farmers urges dairy farmers to use the mandatory dairy code of conduct as processors prepare to announce new milk prices. ...Nothing found

Emergency weed eradication project

Farmers are warned of  a Tropical Soda Apple outbreak - an extremely invasive weed. Recent inspections across the MidCoast have detected multiple ...Nothing found

Enjoy What the Backyard Has to Offer

As the community spends more time at home during the coronavirus pandemic, now is a great time to explore and enjoy what ...Nothing found

Farm Outlook Brightens

Nation’s farm confidence rebounds to highest level in almost five years. Australian farmers have stared down one of the toughest summers on ...Nothing found

Seed Diversity Initiative at Maitland

New Seed Library at Maitland East Library. Carrots, turnips, beetroots, peas and swedes will be the first selection of seeds available from ...Nothing found

Community gardens: coming to a nature strip near you

What started as a form of gardening activism, planted the seeds for a blossoming community movement, centred on inclusivity, sustainability and participation. Look closely ...Nothing found

Australian agriculture faces ‘multi-year rebuild’

This will be an “extremely challenging” year for Australian agriculture. Production is likely to remain weak and the sector faces a third consecutive contraction in ...Nothing found

Livestock Bushfire Losses

Farmers are counting the cost of the NSW bushfire crisis as State Government impact assessment teams gain access to fire grounds. ...Nothing found

Port Access Concern for Grain Exporters

Grain growers and exporters continue to raise concerns about the fairness and transparency of access to Australia’s bulk grain export supply chains, including ports. ...Nothing found

Mandatory Dairy Industry Code

The Minister for Agriculture, Senator The Honourable Bridget McKenzie, has announced a mandatory dairy industry code. In October 2016, the ACCC was directed ...Nothing found

Feedstock Importers’ Alert

Be lupin anthracnose aware. Farmers are reminded to be certain they are not importing lupin anthracnose in interstate feed and ...Nothing found

NSW Farmers’ Confidence Slips

Rural sentiment declines as NSW farmers brace for hot, dry summer Rural confidence declines, with 55% of NSW farmers expecting ...Nothing found

Dairy Farmers, Coles, and ACCC

Coles to pay Norco dairy farmers around $5.25 million following ACCC investigation. Coles Group Limited (Coles) will pay Norco Co-operative Limited (Norco) around ...Nothing found

What? Root Nibblers Sustainable in Drought Country?

Moree Dorper sheep farmers key to drought endurance. A farming family specialising in Dorper sheep says the breed’s “extreme adaptability” can prevail during crippling ...Nothing found

Milk Price Rise to Save Farmers

Dairy farmers push for $1.50 a litre milk. NSW Farmers is pushing for major retailers to increase the prices of their generic milk ...Nothing found

Modern Challenges in Farming

Farmers face unexpected challenges as they navigate modern life on the land. Rural - urban interface in Tweed Valley - Image ©Selina Stillman. ...Nothing found

Upcoming Winter Crop Worst in Decade

The tough times continue – Rabobank Australian Winter Crop Outlook Australia’s 2019/20 winter crop will be the smallest since 2007/08, as ongoing severe drought ...Nothing found

Water Relief for Horticulture

Fruit and nut growers in NSW can now access the Federal Government’s On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate. Pecan orchard at Moree, NSW ...Nothing found

Bylong: Agriculture Jobs vs Mining Jobs

The commission found the environmental impacts, particularly on groundwater and productive agricultural land, would last ...Nothing found

Green Thumbs Aren’t for Texting

Enviro grant plants seed of change at Coal Point school. Coal Point Public School received $3000 last year to transform overgrown sections of its ...Nothing found

Farm Trespass and the Law

Get the balance right on farm trespass laws, says Law Council. Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory ...Nothing found

Relief for native vegetation hangover

The NSW Government has delivered some certainty to farmers facing potential compliance action under outdated native vegetation laws. NSW Farmers Conservation ...Nothing found

Locals in National Science Week

Australia’s biggest science festival, National Science Week 2019, from 10th to 18th August, has Hunter region participants in full swing. From robots ...Nothing found

Women in Horticulture

Supporting the next crop of women in horticulture leaders. Two inspiring women will address over 250 attendees at the annual Women in ...Nothing found

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