Environment

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NSW farmers face scary water crisis despite joyous rain

NSW Farmers’ Water Taskforce knuckles down to ensure rural communities' water management challenges are top priority during drought.

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Champions of no-till farming achieve soil health success

Sustainable farming is second nature for the Kelly family who have being using no-till farming practices to avoid soil erosion for generations.

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How farmers are adapting to climate change in Australia

Whether you think changing weather is natural, man-made or a myth, farmers are on the frontline of innovation. But is the government taking climate action seriously?

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Turning 80 million tonnes of livestock dung into farming profits

The next generation of imported dung beetles are being trialled on NSW farms – and set to bring a multitude of benefits to Australian livestock producers.

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Harrisia cactus proves a prickly issue for NSW farmers

“Harrisia cactus needs to be controlled before the drought breaks,” says Boggabilla broadacre cropping farmer and North West Local Land Services board member Richard Clark.

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Consumer demand confirms organic farming is no longer a niche

With 51% of the world’s certified organic land in Australia, can farmers harvest enough fresh produce to keep up with consumers?

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Who owns Australia's land and water?

You might be surprised about which foreign entities are buying up Australia’s prime agricultural land and water. What does this mean for future food security?

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Family run sustainable paddock-to-plate business tastes good

The Johnson family’s holistic approach to raising cattle, sheep and pigs at Murringo in the Riverina, focuses on the health of their land and animals whilst driving profitability.

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Henty farmers committed to regenerative agricultural practices

Grain and wool growers Peter and Alison Campbell balance profitability and sustainability.

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Tenterfield farmer tackles the big questions on conservation in agriculture

More than 20 years of active lobbying have proved a valuable grounding for NSW Farmers’ Conservation & Resource Management Committee chair Bronwyn Petrie.