The Farmer

What's making news in the world of farming across NSW.
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Putting a price 
on conservation

(14/05/2018)
If the people of NSW really value biodiversity, it’s time they pick up the cheque, says North West farmer Oscar Pearse.

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Increase your yield

(1/05/2018)
Understanding variability is the key to precision agriculture

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Killing the river monster

(1/05/2018)
Everyone agrees we need to rid our rivers of European carp. But as the plan to release herpes into our waterways gets closer, the worry remains - will the public ever support the idea?

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From lamb to mutton: the $50 difference

(1/05/2018)
What’s in a word? When it comes to sheepmeat, the definitions are vital – and changing!

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The sky's the limit

(1/05/2018)
It’s the ultimate overnight success story. In under a year, livestock and grain farmer 
David Mailler has gone from university graduate to world-class solar farmer. 
Here, he shares his vision for powering rural communities

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Going for growth with goats

(1/05/2018)
The decision by the Gates family to swap from Merino sheep to rangeland goats has 
reaped them financial rewards and improved the productivity of their land.

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Can the China boom last?

(1/05/2018)
Whether it’s milk or beef, grain or infant formula, middle class China can’t get enough of Australian produce. The perception is that our goods are safe and natural - and experts say we have another five years before the wild ride slows.