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Sunday roast looks set to get cheaper The chair of the NSW Farmers sheepmeat committee says lamb prices should be easing in the coming weeks, but there are ways to save on a hearty meal now. Jenny Bradley, a lamb producer from Armatree in the state’s central west, says the slow cooker is the ...
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Feral animals on the rise

Feral animals on the rise Farmers are calling for practical and workable solutions to control a surging number of feral animals. Across the state, NSW Farmers members reported an increase in the number of wild dogs and pigs, while deer were expanding their territory. Of most concern were the surging ...
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Port bottlenecks holding Australia back The state’s peak farming organisation has warned Australia will be left behind without significant improvement and investment in freight infrastructure at Port Botany. NSW Farmers President Xavier Martin said access to export markets was critical for farmers, ...
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Farmers demand fairness in energy transition NSW Farmers members called out a lack of fairness in the energy transition during debate at the organisation's annual conference. With power prices soaring, developers are looking for opportunities to build renewable energy installations in regional ...
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Soaring input costs squeeze food producers Official government data has revealed total input costs for wheat farmers has doubled in just two years. According to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Financial performance of cropping farms 2029-20 to ...
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Bee bug reaches blueberry fields Blueberry and avocado growers on the Coffs Coast are concerned about the arrival of Varroa mite in the region. Local NSW Farmers Coffs Harbour Branch Chair Paul Shoker said Varroa mite had been detected in hives near Nana Glen, and were linked to the Newcastle outbreak. ...
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Farmers welcome state biosecurity strategy The state’s peak farm advocacy body has welcomed the release of the NSW Government’s draft Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy. The draft strategy, launched by NSW agriculture Minister Dugald Saunders in his keynote address at the NSW Farmers Annual Conference ...
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Strong interest in farming from Labor NSW Farmers President Xavier Martin has thanked NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns for his interest in agriculture, with several key policies announced this week. The state Labor leader made his pitch to primary producers at the NSW Farmers annual conference ...
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National tag system no silver bullet for FMD Members of the state’s peak agricultural body have voted to support the development of a national electronic tagging system. On Tuesday, the state government announced it would support a national electronic tagging system for sheep and goats in response ...
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NSW Farmers elects new president Mullaley farmer Xavier Martin is the new leader of Australia’s largest state farming organisation. Mr Martin was elected NSW Farmers President on the first day of the organisation’s annual conference, and thanked members for their support. “It’s humbling to be ...
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Tomorrow’s farmers must be agile say experts Australia’s agricultural future is bright despite increasing natural disasters, a panel of experts has told the state’s farmers. The inaugural NSW Farmers Securing the Future of Farming Forum was held in Sydney on Monday night, and heard adaptability ...
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Outgoing farm leader sees hope on horizon Outgoing NSW Farmers President James Jackson says there is a great future ahead for Australian agriculture if governments and the public support the vital sector. With his term as leader of the country’s largest state farming organisation ending this week, ...
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Supermarkets must step up on dairy pricing NSW Farmers Dairy Committee Chair Colin Thompson has welcomed moves by Coles to lift own-brand milk prices, with low farmgate prices forcing farmers from the industry. In the last financial year 29 farms left the dairy industry, putting further pressure ...
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Farmers Fix Focus on Future

Farmers Fix Focus on Future Australia’s largest agricultural advocacy body will next week assemble a panel of experts to help secure the future of farming. NSW Farmers President James Jackson said it was an important time to host the Securing the Future of Farming Forum as climate extremes, biosecurity ...
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Stop making excuses on biosecurity NSW Farmers President James Jackson has slammed government officials for being wishy-washy on biosecurity controls such as foot baths. The outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Indonesia has farmers extremely concerned as it is a highly-infectious virus ...
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Prevention better than cure on biosecurity NSW Farmers Biosecurity Committee Chair Ian McColl has thanked the federal government for listening to industry concerns on biosecurity, but warned urgent action is needed to prevent an outbreak. The confirmation of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Bali ...
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Initial payments welcome but long term support needed NSW Farmers President James Jackson says emergency payments to flood-affected communities was an important first step in helping people get through the flood disaster. The federal government has announced emergency payments will be available ...
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Biosecurity failures risk billions The state’s peak agricultural body says the Varroa mite outbreak is a stark example of the failures in the national biosecurity system. NSW Farmers Biosecurity Chair Ian McColl said it was clear biosecurity screening protocols at our borders were clearly not at ...
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Fresh flooding to impact food supply chain Farmers across the state are once again being hit by wild weather creating fresh concerns about food supply chains. Producers in the Sydney basin are among those hardest hit with widespread flooding across the region, putting tremendous strain on farmers ...
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Workers wanted to boost food and fibre production NSW Farmers President James Jackson says Australians looking for work should consider a career in agriculture. There were almost half a million job vacancies across the country, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which Mr Jackson ...
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