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The state’s agricultural worker shortage has wiped hundreds of millions from projected harvest income as farmers desperately plead for access to labour. NSW Farmers President James Jackson said reports of the state securing more farm workers would be welcomed if they came to fruition, but he warned ...
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Farmers have told the state’s leading agricultural association that resilience and environmental performance are some of their top priorities for the future. NSW Farmers, in partnership with the Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre and the University of New England, asked members and non-members ...
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Farmers flying towards the future NSW Farmers members and horticulturalists in Batlow have been given a hands-on experience of the future of agriculture. The ‘day of drones’ training was a result of NSW Farmers partnering with Tocal College and Bralca, with AgSkiled delivering funding to train the ...
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Farmers unite in call for harvest certainty State farming organisations (SFOs) from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria have joined with their federal colleagues in calling for an urgent solution to the east coast’s harvest worker crisis. AgForce, NSW Farmers, the Victorian Farmers Federation ...
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Plans to grow a strong future for agriculture will fly out the window if state and federal governments fail to recognise biosecurity as a top priority. NSW Farmers is again urging governments to secure a pest- and disease-free future. With Biosecurity Chair Ian McColl saying a long-term funding model ...
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The Prime Minister’s decision to overrule a planned removal of quarantine arrangements has sparked fresh fears our harvest will be spoiled. NSW Farmers President James Jackson said he was stunned to hear of the reversal just hours after Premier Dominic Perrottet promised to scrap hotel quarantine. ...
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NSW Farmers' President James Jackson said any efforts to bolster the harvest workforce were welcome, but more workers would be needed before summer was over. “We’ve been highlighting the dire need to improve access to harvest workers for weeks now, and this will certainly help, but cherry growers, for ...
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