Media Releases

dairy cows in a field with a rainbow in the sky

As seasonal conditions across much of NSW continue to improve on the back of recent rain, the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ expanded dairy unit is working to prepare producers for better times to come.

AgGuide - Preparing for drought cover

Here’s what the farmers say about drought

- Agriculture; Drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has launched a new publication Preparing for drought – what the farmers say, designed to provide a resource to support the State’s primary producers to become stronger and ready to face future droughts.

New South Wales landholders will be protected by a $37.5 million fence fortress which runs along the Queensland and South Australia borders, as construction commenced this week on the mammoth 742-kilometre extension of the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence.

New program aims to help rural women reset

- Ministerial

A new series of free online events will provide women across regional NSW with advice to help them support their communities through challenging times.

The NSW Rural Assistance Authority is urging farmers to submit their 2019/20 invoices for the NSW Government’s Drought Transport Subsidy by the end of this month.

field of chickpea plants being grown for the trial

Good results in chickpea disease management trials

- Agriculture; Research & Development

Research aimed at helping northern growers protect chickpea production is showing promising results in trials at the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Tamworth Agricultural Institute.

Two women allegedly caught in possession of thousands of oysters illegally retrieved from waters in Georges River Sydney are facing numerous prosecution charges arising from the apprehension.

A man allegedly caught in possession of almost 100 illegal yabby nets in Western NSW last month had planned to illegally sell his catch on the black market, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Acting Director Compliance, Dr Andrew Moriarty, said today.

Rajneet Uppal inspecting canola plants in a field

Researchers make moves to foil frost

- Agriculture

An innovative project at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute is using mobile frost shelters in canola crops to boost the industry’s understanding of how time of sowing recommendations could help reduce frost impacts on yield.

Barclay Report

- Fishing; Ministerial

Last year, the NSW Government commissioned Professor Kate Barclay to undertake an independent assessment of the socio-economic impacts of the NSW commercial fisheries Business Adjustment Program.