Drought News & Media

Media releases


Accelarating drought recovery for farmers

- Drought; Ministerial

The NSW Government is delivering a new $310 million drought assistance package to ensure ongoing support for farmers battling drought while delivering new initiatives to assist those entering the early stages of recovery.

The NSW Government today announced a further $310 million in emergency drought relief in recognition of the on-going drought conditions in regional NSW and to uphold a commitment to helping farmers make it out of the worst drought in living memory.

Livestock grazing risks after rain

- Agriculture; Drought

With recent rain welcomed across some areas of eastern parts of the State, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is urging farmers to be aware of risks to livestock through changes in feed quality and nutrition.

Australian Ag Ministers bound for Moree for national drought meeting

- Agriculture; Drought; Ministerial

Agriculture ministers from right across the country are set to descend on the North West NSW town of Moree for a special meeting to discuss the ongoing drought, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

Farmers encouraged to claim transport subsidies [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall is urging drought-ravaged farmers who applied for the Drought Transport Subsidy in the 2018-19 financial year to claim their freight invoices by the end of this month.