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2018 NSW Farmer of the Year finalists Gavin and Karina Moore, Glenmore (Top) and Glen and Julie Andreazza, Willbriggie (Bottom)

2018 NSW Farmer of the Year finalists announced

- Agriculture

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair and NSW Farmers’ Association President, James Jackson have announced the finalists for the 2018 NSW Farmer of the Year (FOTY) Award.

Murray Hardyhead ready to be released into the Murray River

Endangered fish returns to Western NSW

- Fishing

An endangered freshwater fish has made a return to River Murray waters in New South Wales for the first time in more than 10 years under a new project to help save it from extinction.

Dry conditions continue across the majority of NSW

- Agriculture; Drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update for October shows the majority of NSW is still in drought despite average to above average rainfall being received over the past month.

Reg holds his award while Michael and Kate look on with admiration

Dr Reg Lance has been awarded the Farrer Memorial Medal in recognition of his work in barley breeding and genetics.

Dr Hanwen Wu with the silverleaf nightshade best practice management manual 2018

Weeding out worst nightshade weed

- Biosecurity

The first national guide to managing one of Australia’s worst weeds, silverleaf nightshade, has been developed with input from scientists, farmers, industry and community groups.

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