Rainfall has helped lifted the spirits of some drought and bushfire stricken farming communities in NSW, but the financial benefits will not flow for many months.
NSW Farmers is concerned that the appointment of Murray-Darling Basin Plans Inspector General Mick Keelty as the head of the South Australian bushfires inquiry may delay vital reforms to water management.
The Goodman Foundation, the philanthropic arm of global industrial property company Goodman Group, has donated $750,000 to the NSW Farmers' Natural Disaster Relief Fund to support the bushfire recovery process for farmers in NSW.
NSW Farmers has secured funding from the NSW Government to continue the vital Western Division Wild Dog Coordinator position, with Bruce Duncan reappointed to the Dubbo-based role.
NSW Farmers has recognised the work undertaken by the Joint Transition Team (JTT) in developing a reformed model for the structure of the dairy industry.
NSW Farmers’ President James Jackson has welcomed the rapid response by the NSW Government to distribute $75,000 grants to bushfire-affected primary producers.
NSW Farmers President James Jackson has today welcomed the commitment to provide grants of up to $75,000 to bushfire affected primary producers.
The state government’s $1 billion pledge to help rebuild bushfire impacted communities in NSW is welcome news, according to NSW Farmers.
NSW Farmers has commenced a Bushfire Appeal Fund for farmers in NSW and is collecting information on fodder donations.
Farmers are counting the cost of the NSW bushfire crisis as State Government impact assessment teams gain access to fire grounds.