Media Releases

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.

Small spring improvements for some farmers

- Agriculture; Drought

The latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) State Seasonal Update for September indicates 98% of the state remains in drought.

Making it easier for farmers to access help [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

The NSW Government is making it easier for farmers and their families to access the Drought Transport Subsidies and the Drought Assistance Fund by relaxing the gross off-farm asset test and supporting the next generation of new entrants.

Rainfall welcomed but not drought breaking

- Agriculture; Drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has today released the latest State Seasonal Update, which indicates NSW received welcome widespread rainfall throughout August; however 99.8 per cent of NSW remains in drought.

DPI releases drought guide in time for spring

- Agriculture; Drought

The NSW Department for Primary Industries (DPI) has launched its ‘Managing and Preparing for Drought Guide’, just in time for spring to give the State’s primary producers relevant information to help them make informed decisions.

Don't lose confidence in our farmers [PDF]

- Agriculture; Drought

Despite the severe drought conditions across the state, the NSW Government and farmers representatives are reminding consumers that NSW produce should still be at the top of their shopping list.

Giving back to our farmers made easier

- Agriculture; Drought

The NSW Government has today announced a partnership with not-for-profit GIVIT, as an official partner to manage offers of assistance for farmers, their families and rural communities experiencing hardship due to the current drought.

Freight watch integrity advisor appointed [PDF]

- Agriculture; Drought; Ministerial

Minister for Primary Industries, Niall Blair has today announced former NSW Farmers President and Corowa farmer, Derek Schoen, as the State’s Drought Transport Integrity Advisor, to spearhead the NSW Government’s monitoring of the program and freight prices.

Farmers given more power to manage roos [PDF]

- Agriculture; Drought; Ministerial

The NSW Government has cut red tape and given more power to our drought-stricken farmers to help manage the damage caused by kangaroos.

Applications open for transport subsidies

- Agriculture; Drought

Just one week after the NSW Government announced its new $500 million NSW Emergency Drought Relief Package, the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) have started processing drought transport subsidy applications.