News & Events

Media Contacts

Kathleen Curry
Public Affairs Director
T: 02 9478 1004 | M: 0429 011 690 | curryk@nswfarmers.org.au
Michael Burt 
Regional Services Manager - North Coast 
M: 0428 228 988 | burtm@nswfarmers.org.au

In the News

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Drought and infrastructure commitments stand out for farmers

(19/06/2018)
The NSW Farmers’ Association commends the NSW Government for a budget that has delivered for regional and rural communities, in challenging times due to drought conditions across most of the state.

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Changes at NSW Farmers’ Association

(14/06/2018)
CEO of NSW Farmers, Matt Brand, has today announced he is resigning from his role and will leave the Association later in the year.

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Additional support for drought management echoes NSW Farmers’ campaign

(13/06/2018)
NSW Farmers is extremely pleased additional support is on its way for farmers facing significant challenges with worsening drought conditions.

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Farmers welcome initial funding for Fixing County Rail

(1/06/2018)
NSW Farmers is calling for ongoing funding to support the Fixing Country Rail program, following the positive announcement this week of $137 million in funding to address 11 projects across the state.

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NSW Farmers member magazine hits the post

(4/05/2018)
The first edition of The Farmer magazine is reaching the mail boxes of NSW Farmers members from this week.

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Farmers owed millions following collapse of Red Lea Chickens

(4/04/2018)
NSW Farmers’ Association fears farmers who are owed millions of dollars by poultry company Red Lea Chickens will remain out of pocket, forcing many out of business, following the collapse of the company.

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NSW Farmers welcomes steps to improve environmental laws on farm

(29/03/2018)
NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today to review elements of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act that affect agriculture.

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IPART must step up and call out uncompetitive practices within retail electricity markets

(21/02/2018)
At today’s NSW Legislative Council’s Inquiry into Electricity, the NSW Farmer’s Association will highlight the need for the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), to step up and call out uncompetitive practices within retail electricity

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Murray Darling disallowance motion a disaster for the Basin

(14/02/2018)
Statement by Mitchell Clapham, NSW Farmers’ Conservation and Resource Management Committee Chair

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Coronial Inquiry into the Sir Ivan Bushfire welcomed by NSW Farmers

(12/02/2018)
One year on from the devastating Sir Ivan Bushfire, NSW Farmers’ Association is hoping a Coronial General Inquiry will provide clarity to the local farming community around the challenges in communication, negotiation and engagement that played a par

Media Releases

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Farmers back buffer zones in Port Stephens

(14/06/2018)
NSW Farmers has helped forge a win for local food production in the Port Stephens shire with Council voting this week in favour of retaining a one kilometre buffer zone between rural land and residential development.

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Changes at NSW Farmers’ Association

(14/06/2018)
CEO of NSW Farmers, Matt Brand, has today announced he is resigning from his role and will leave the Association later in the year.

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Additional support for drought management echoes NSW Farmers’ campaign

(13/06/2018)
NSW Farmers is extremely pleased additional support is on its way for farmers facing significant challenges with worsening drought conditions.

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Kangaroos – a major challenge for farmers feeding livestock during drought

(7/06/2018)
Farmers across NSW are hand feeding livestock and resting paddocks in the hope that when the rain falls the grass will grow.

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Farmers back call for inland rail inquiry

(22/05/2018)
More than 120 landholders unanimously called for an independent inquiry into the selection of the inland rail route between Narromine and Narrabri at a meeting in Curban Hall on Tuesday.

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