Rural Affairs

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The truth about the Murray-Darling

Water levels are at record lows creating unrest with farmers and allocations. So who's getting all the water?

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Murray-Darling Basin water report confirms little improvement

Despite welcome rainfall the DPI is anticipating excessive transmission losses over the summer.

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NSW Inland Rail route remains a hot debate

Inland Rail project linking Melbourne and Brisbane creates controversy, with conflicting opinions and farmers' properties on the line.

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Sun safety critical for farmers despite medical breakthrough

Farmers are 60% more likely to die from melanomas than fellow Australians. The development of an immune stimulating chemical will help strengthen survival rate.

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Vets keep antivenom so why not hospitals?

Two dozen Australians have died from snakebites over the past decade, but some rural hospitals cannot deliver life-saving treatment with antivenom.

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Hot headers: how to reduce fire risk

Fires in harvesters are far too common but researchers say they are completely preventable.

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Striving to give farmers a stronger voice

"I want to give farmers a voice" says Alicia Harrison, NSW Farmers’ membership service manager who lives and breathes agriculture.

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Young farmers getting down to business

Aspiring farmers across NSW are getting a leg-up from experts in the Young Farmer Business Program.

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Why solar stacks up for farmers

Making the switch to a solar-diesel hybrid pumping system has slashed this Central West NSW farmer’s fuel bills – and cut greenhouse emissions to boot.

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Growing the future for NSW Farmers

Agriculture is worth $15 billion a year to NSW. Meet the pair from NSWFarmers, David Eyre and Ash Salardini who have a mission to keep the industry growing.