The Farmer

What's making news in the world of farming across NSW.
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Farm safety made a priority in NSW

A new farm safety guide, produced by SafeWork NSW and NSW Farmers has been launched, ensuring farmers and their families stay safe when working on the land.

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Regenerating the land with a strong drought-proofing tool

Farmers struggling with drought in Western NSW are turning to EMU land management to combat soil erosion, improve the ecosystem and ensure any rain is effectively stored.

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The many lives of a young farmer

Rachel Nicoll is a farmer, fireworks manager, the NSW Farmers Hartley Branch Chair and lobbyist – and she is a strong voice for the agricultural industry.

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The trailblazers of The Farmer one year on

As The Farmer celebrates its first birthday, see how our previously featured farmers are coping with drought, hear of their lessons and see where future markets may lead.

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Is a national horse traceability register a viable option?

With over 900,000 horses in Australia, a national register would improve biosecurity and rider safety. But is it a cost-effective solution?

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Should stock route reserves return to farmers?

Western Division farmer Greg Rogers maintains Crown land previously reserved for stock route watering should be secured by farmers.

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The buffalo farmers bucking tradition with cheese

A mid North Coast buffalo dairy is charging ahead of the herd with niche products, like buffalo mozzarella, meat and milk that's fetching $8 a litre.

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Woodburn farmers head to Calgary Stampede

SPONSORED: Ever dreamt of going to the world’s most famous rodeo? Meet Om and Savita Jhorar, who will travel to Calgary Stampede courtesy of NSW Farmers and WFI.

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The day the city woke up to the drought

Farmers have been living it for years, but in mid-2018 the reality of the weather crisis finally hit the headlines. But could this media coverage hurt market prospects?

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Tackling our nation’s food waste

Everyone hates throwing out groceries – but there are a string of opportunities for businesses to tap into the food waste economy.