Drought News & Media

Media releases


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.

Commonwealth reveals drought funding shortfall

- Drought; Ministerial

The Federal Government has threatened to walk away from farmers unless states and territories meet the funding shortfall for the Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate (EWIR) Scheme, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said today.

AgGuide - Preparing for drought cover

Here’s what the farmers say about drought

- Agriculture; Drought

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has launched a new publication Preparing for drought – what the farmers say, designed to provide a resource to support the State’s primary producers to become stronger and ready to face future droughts.

The NSW Rural Assistance Authority is urging farmers to submit their 2019/20 invoices for the NSW Government’s Drought Transport Subsidy by the end of this month.

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.