Media Releases

Australian Ag Ministers bound for Moree for national drought meeting

- Agriculture; Drought; Ministerial

Agriculture ministers from right across the country are set to descend on the North West NSW town of Moree for a special meeting to discuss the ongoing drought, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

Landholders urged to report fire damage

- Agriculture

Bushfire affected landholders in the North Coast, Northern Tablelands and Hunter regions are being urged to report damage to property and infrastructure through the online natural disaster damage survey or by phoning the NSW Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647.

Honey and Pollen Flora of South-Eastern Australia

- Agriculture

Beekeepers have a new tool to keep their colonies healthy, with the publication of a landmark reference book by the Department of Primary Industries, Honey and Pollen Flora of South-Eastern Australia.

Bushfire affected landholders needing animal welfare assistance, including emergency fodder, water and veterinary care are being urged to call the NSW Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647.

$1 million BlazeAid funding 'takes the strain' off bushfire recovery

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall today announced a $1 million cash injection for volunteer organisation BlazeAidallowing it to continue rebuilding vital farm fences destroyed during the recent devastating bushfires.

Free emergency fodder & water for fire affected landholders

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government is expanding its assistance measures to support farmers and landholders affected by fires on the North Coast and Northern Tablelands regions, Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall announced today.

NSW DPI throws down the challenge

- Agriculture

The NSW Department of Primary Industries and leading thinkers from business, industry and academia will join forces this week to work through some of the challenges facing modern agriculture, at the inaugural DPI Grand Challenge.

DPI Fisheries staff and volunteers relocating native fish in the Macquarie River

Hundreds of fish saved in Macquarie River Rescue

- Fishing; Ministerial

As summer fast approaches, the NSW Government remains committed to rescuing as many native fish as possible from drying waterholes, relocating hundreds of fish from the Macquarie River near Warren in north-west NSW.

Shark-proof wetsuit one step closer to reality

- Sharks; Ministerial

Scientists are a step closer to developing a potentially life-saving wetsuit, with research, funded by the NSW Government, showing new fabrics can help reduce the impact of shark bites.

The Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit, a joint venture between the NSW Government and the University of New England has celebrated 40 years of providing industry with cutting-edge genetic research.