Media Releases

Fifty-five inspiring rural women will today graduate from the leadership and professional development course provided by the NSW Department of Primary Industries Tocal College.

Sophie is standing and smiling towards the camera

Blueberry growers can reduce production costs with the release of the new interim fertiliser application guidelines recommended by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

Young farmers outline their vision for the future

- Agriculture

The next generation of the state’s best and brightest farmers met in Dubbo today to kickstart their goal to improving the future of farming.

Griffith citrus growers' delegation to China

- Agriculture

Ten citrus growers from Griffith, in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area of NSW, are embarking on their first citrus study tour to China at the end of the month, supported by the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Ground lupin grains

Lupin freed to feed livestock

- Agriculture

In a win for local farmers, new biosecurity permits have opened lupin supply lines to feed livestock in drought-affected NSW.

Commercial air services have returned to the Far West with the first regular passenger flight taking off from Bourke for the first time in 12 years, thanks to the efforts of the NSW Government and the Far North West Joint Organisation.

Benny Coombes holding a Murray Cod

Murray Cod season opens 1 December

- Fishing

Murray Cod season reopens for recreational fishers on Sunday 1 December 2019, following the annual three-month breeding closure.

$15,000 grants to help rebuild fire affected communities

- Agriculture; Ministerial

Primary producers and small businesses impacted by recent fires in the Northern Tablelands, North Coast and Mid North Coast have received welcome relief with the announcement today of $15,000 recovery grants.

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.

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.