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Sunday roast looks set to get cheaper

The chair of the NSW Farmers sheepmeat committee says lamb prices should be easing in the coming weeks, but there are ways to save on a hearty meal now.

Feral animals on the rise

Farmers are calling for practical and workable solutions to control a surging number of feral animals.

Port bottlenecks holding Australia back

NSW Farmers has warned Australia will be left behind without significant improvement and investment in freight infrastructure at Port Botany.

Farmers demand fairness in energy transition

NSW Farmers members have called out a lack of fairness in the energy transition during debate at the organisation's annual conference.

Soaring input costs squeeze food producers

Official government data has revealed total input costs for wheat farmers has doubled in just two years.

Farmers criticise political point-scoring

NSW Farmers Biosecurity Chair Ian McColl has criticised politicians and pundits stoking outrage about foot and mouth disease, saying it is a serious issue that needs unity, not division.

Bee bug reaches blueberry fields

Blueberry and avocado growers on the Coffs Coast are concerned about the arrival of Varroa mite in the region.

Farmers welcome state biosecurity strategy

The state’s peak farm advocacy body has welcomed the release of the NSW Government’s draft Biosecurity and Food Safety Strategy.

Strong interest in farming from Labor

NSW Farmers President Xavier Martin has thanked NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns for several key agriculture policies announced this week.

National tag system no silver bullet for FMD

Members of the state’s peak agricultural body have voted to support the development of a national electronic tagging system.


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Don't fall for doomsayers' 'hot air'

It’s a fact almost universally accepted that you should never discuss religion or politics in polite conversation. These days, I think we can add climate change to that list, because it can raise the temperature of the room (pardon the pun) like few

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Ag learning key this Ed Week

With a growing global population, food security will be one of the most important issues facing future generations. Paradoxically, these generations might have little to no connection to farming – if current trends continue. This week is Education We

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Plant-based alternatives: a meaty debate

From mock duck to vegan burgers, the imitation game of the “fake meat” sector is strong. The proliferation of plant-based products has sparked significant debate on labelling conventions and even the health benefits of meat ‘alternatives’ compared to