Rural Affairs

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From scones to medical marijuana

(1/06/2018)
Baking scones, legalising medicinal marijuana and campaigning for drought all in a day’s work for the Country Women’s Association, Australia’s most powerful female lobbying group.

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Battling the rural crime wave

(31/05/2018)
Stock stealing, vandalism, break and enter, firearms theft – the crimes committed every day in regional NSW leave a trail of destruction in their wake and holes in farmers’ pockets.

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Solving the Blue Mountains roadblock

(2/05/2018)
Agricultural development in the west of the state depends on better transport – or even digging a tunnel – through the 
Blue Mountains. Surely 40 sets of traffic lights is just too much…

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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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Putting a price 
on conservation

(1/05/2018)
If the people of NSW really value biodiversity, it’s time they pick up the cheque, says North West farmer Oscar Pearse.