Environment

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The truth about the Murray-Darling

Water levels are at record lows creating unrest with farmers and allocations. So who's getting all the water?

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Murray-Darling Basin water report confirms little improvement

Despite welcome rainfall the DPI is anticipating excessive transmission losses over the summer.

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Insects in overdrive: how dung beetles are helping farmers

Dung beetles may not be the prettiest but these creatures are helping improve pasture production, soil fertility, moisture retention and pest control.

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Oyster growers thrive despite environmental crisis

North Coast oyster farmers have integrated clever practices to remain sustainable since the introduction of Pacific oysters.

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Why solar stacks up for farmers

Making the switch to a solar-diesel hybrid pumping system has slashed this Central West NSW farmer’s fuel bills – and cut greenhouse emissions to boot.

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The drought hay crisis

The drought has wiped out hay reserves and hay prices have skyrocketed, leading some to argue hay exports should be redirected to drought-stricken farmers.

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Donated hay survey: where drought-affected farmers found relief

NSW Farmers members accessed donated hay from across the nation. Find out about their experiences and where it all came from.

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26-year-old silage offers drought relief for Tamworth farmer

Hay silage buried 26 years ago is helping a North West NSW cattle farmer sustain his livestock through drought.

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Danger in the drought - bushfire risks put farmers on the frontline

With drought comes potentially catastrophic bushfire conditions. Farmers are on the frontline - should the Rural Fire Service act earlier?

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Native vegetation: taming African lovegrass

How satellite mapping led to a native vegetation showdown in the Monaro region in NSW’s South East.