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In The News
Monday 21 July 2014
The first joint International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores/International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology (ISNH/ISRP) in Canberra, Australia, 8 -12 September 2014. This is to be held in conjunction with the 30th Biennial conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production.
Friday 18 July 2014
Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, and Minister for Resources and Energy, Anthony Roberts launched a collaborative research initiative between the NSW Government and the University of Newcastle to drive cutting-edge research into land use policy. The Centre for Balanced Land Use will provide independent, evidence-based research into optimal land use.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
Showgrounds across NSW are set to be upgraded under the latest round of the NSW Government’s 2014/15 Public Reserve Management Fund (PRMF), Minister for Natural Resources, Land and Water Kevin Humphries announced.
17 July 2014
Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging NSW growers to be vigilant following an outbreak of Beet western yellows virus (BWYV) in South Australian canola crops.
17 Jul 2014
Rural communities are being reminded to nominate a worthy rural woman for the annual Hidden Treasures Honour Roll, with the nomination period extended until the 30 July 2014.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
A Kyogle landowner was recently convicted for failure to protect a water source and subsequently fined $40,000 plus $11,000 for investigation and professional costs.
Hoax telephone calls have been reported to the DPI. These involved a caller claiming to landholders to be selling seminar tickets on behalf of the Department and its website. NSW DPI does not make unsolicited sales calls. Please report any suspicious calls to our customer service area. Read our customer service charter for more.
Farmer of the Year Award 2014 – entries now open
The award recognises outstanding achievement, focussing on management skills, innovation, profitability, environmental sustainability and community involvement.
NSW Seasonal Conditions Summary July 2014
Rainfall was below median, good pasture growth continued and winter crop development was variable.
New Drought Support Arrangements
A new national approach to drought management will be rolled out across Australia from 1 July 2014.
Hendra virus alert
Hendra virus has been confirmed as the cause of death of a horse on the north coast. DPI is encouraging horse owners to vaccinate their horses against Hendra.
NSW North Coast timber supply
A reduction in the harvest of timber is part of a NSW Government plan to ensure the long-term sustainable supply of timber from the region.
Overview of the NSW Dairy Industry 2014
The Overview provides a summary of the current situation and reports on critical issues facing the NSW dairy industry.