Rural Affairs

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Could this deadly brain bug be in your water?

Riverina sheep farmer shares the dangers of a fatal bug found in water storage on rural properties.

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The need to knows of unfair dismissal

Employment termination can be difficult especially in farming. NSW Farmers’ 
Workplace Relations director Gracia Kusuma shares tips to navigate the process.

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Australian dairy farmers step up to save their industry

Dairy farmers from across the state headed for NSW Parliament House to voice their concerns about the challenges of their industry.

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How to budge the sludge in your water tank

Sediment in the bottom of your water tank isn’t always a bad thing, but there are times when you need to make a clean start.