Drought News & Media

Media releases


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.

The NSW Government is continuing to support regional communities, businesses and workers experiencing the flow-on effects of the drought through a new regional economic stimulus package.

Farmers feeling the sting of drought [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

After travelling hundreds of kilometers and visiting country towns from Broken Hill to Walgett on an official drought listening tour, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall has today said more must be done to support farmers through one of the worst droughts in living memory.

The NSW Government today boosted the State’s Farm Innovation Fund from $650 million to $1 billion – giving farming communities affected by the drought a long-term guarantee that they have a strong future in NSW.