Media Releases

Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Western NSW Adam Marshall has today encouraged the State’s up-and-coming farmers and fishers to save the date for the 2021 Young Farmer Business Program conference.

Be shark-smart for a safe summer

- Sharks; Ministerial

Holidaymakers and beachgoers heading to the coast have today been reminded by the NSW Government to be proactive about their safety in the water this summer.

Consumers to track melons' journey from farm to fingertips

- Agriculture; Ministerial

The State’s melon-lovers will be able to track the entire paddock-to-plate journey of their produce, with the launch of a new pilot program by the NSW Government that will use QR codes to connect consumers with fruit growers.

Natural disaster assistance for storm affected producers

- Agriculture; Drought

Farmers affected by storms which hit Cabonne and Oberon LGA earlier this year can now apply for Agricultural Natural Disaster Assistance through the NSW Rural Assistance Authority.

Biosecurity risks with online Christmas shopping

- Biosecurity

NSW consumers are reminded to look out for unwanted exotic plant pests in packages received from overseas, which pose a threat to the state’s $15.7 billion primary industries.

New Hillston-Ivanhoe doppler radar construction fast-tracked

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Construction has started on the NSW Government-funded Hillston-Ivanhoe Doppler Radar today, which once complete will revolutionise how the agricultural and emergency services sectors make weather-dependent decisions in the region.

Frogbit found in a dam at Rossmore NSW.

A two-day, multi-agency operation has recently uncovered six new frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) infestations in the Camden Council local government area following detection of the invasive, smothering waterweed at three Rossmore sites in October this year.

Targeted patrols in South West NSW have clamped down on illegal fishing with more than $13,000 in infringement notices issued for offences related to native species.

The NSW Government will invest $1.32 million in seven pilot projects across 10 separate sites focusing on energy solutions for intensive agriculture, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

$10 million facility to supercharge chickpea production

- Agriculture; Research & Development; Ministerial

As worldwide demand for Australian chickpeas soars, the NSW Government has today responded by investing in a $10 million research and development facility at Tamworth, which would boost production in new areas across the State and country.