Rural Affairs


Farmers push for simplified national heavy vehicle regulations

Rules for oversized loads need to be uniform from state to state, says Riverina farmer and NSW Farmers Wagga Wagga branch chair Alan Brown.


Former Port Macquarie oyster farmer helps drought affected communities

After support from NSW Farmers, Mark Bulley wanted to give back by becoming a regional services manager for the North Coast & Tablelands.


Stock theft drives Wyangala farmer to develop a handy app for producers

Proposed changes to poultry welfare standards have caged-egg producers working hard to promote the facts of farming amid a volatile debate.


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.


Nevertire women lead the way on family farm

The George family has been farming in Central West NSW since 1912. The latest generation, now dominated by women, grow crops and run sheep and cattle.


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?


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.


Retired farmers share generations of wisdom

Each month a group of retired farmers comes together to share stories about their farming families and reminisce on Australian agriculture.


Former INXS band member backs farmers facing drought

With bushfire season starting early and crops failing at record speed, former INXS band member and farmer speaks out about the Australian drought.


Two-year-old boy contracted Q fever from a petting zoo

Infected animals easily spread Q fever to humans. In 2015 Charlie Cavey developed the illness from a baby goat. Find out why the government must step up.