Media Releases

Profitability in the NSW dairy industry has rebounded in the past financial year following years of drought according to the Dairy Farm Monitor Project run by NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Fall army on a corn plant

Producers across NSW are on the lookout for fall armyworm, following confirmation of the pest at Hillston, Croppa Creek, Breeza, Forbes, Dubbo, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Maitland, Moree and Boggabilla.

More foreign workers approved as first flight arrives from Fiji

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The NSW Government has provided approval for a further 160 critical workers to arrive from either the Soloman Islands, Tonga or Vanuatu to assist the labour-intensive tomato industry, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

Fishers given greater input into harvest strategies

- Fishing; Ministerial

The State’s fishing industries will benefit from greater certainty and transparency in fisheries management decisions, with the NSW Government today launching a draft policy and guidelines to steer the development of harvest strategies.

Exercise Piggyback targets African Swine Fever

- Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries will lead Exercise Piggyback, designed to test a range of NSW Government agencies involved in the response and recovery from an outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) in NSW.

New data shows resilience of State farmers

- Agriculture; Ministerial

On National Ag Day, NSW Agriculture has shown its resilience, optimism and enthusiasm for farming despite facing drought, floods, fires and a pandemic to finish the year strong, according to the latest figures from the annual Performance, Data and Insights report, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall said today.

Jack Salt, oyster farmer from Pambula

Young commercial fishers, oyster farmers, and aquaculturists will share how they work and run their businesses in the new podcast, The Business of Fishing, commences on Thursday 19 November.

Map of areas affected with anthrax in NSW

Vaccinate now to protect livestock from anthrax

- Biosecurity

NSW Department of Primary Industries and Local Land Services have urged farmers to vaccinate cattle and sheep against anthrax, to prevent the disease which can kill livestock.

Shark surveillance boosted for NSW beaches

- Sharks; Ministerial

More than $100 million has been pumped into water infrastructure, road investments and community-focused services in the State’s far west through the 2020-21 NSW Budget, as recovery from the drought begins.