Rural Affairs


Kangaroo populations cause havoc for farmers’ crops and livestock

NSW Farmers’ Deniliquin branch chair Amanda Barlow says the Australian government should fund kangaroo exclusion fencing.


Corowa beef farmer says traceability and genetics have changed the industry

NSW Farmers’ Cattle Committee chair Derek Schoen works with beef farmers on everything from animal welfare, biosecurity and market access to research and development.


Why is mobile phone service a luxury in regional and remote communities?

Lack of mobile and internet coverage in rural areas of NSW means producers are missing out on boosted productivity at the cost of their business.


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.


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.


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.


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.