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1 July, 2020

Accelarating drought recovery for farmers

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.

10 May, 2020

$310 million boost to drought assistance

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.

10 February, 2020

Widespread Rain Welcome Despite Possible Short-Term Impacts

With heavy rainfall forecast across many parts of the State in coming days, NSW Department of Primary Industries Fisheries has encouraged people to report any fish deaths which may result from poor water quality stemming from run-off.

31 January, 2020

Livestock grazing risks after rain

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.

3 December, 2019

New Rural Support Worker located in Condobolin

The NSW Department of Primary Industries has appointed a new Rural Support Worker to ensure farmers in the Central West have access to support services, information and development opportunities, as well as drought and emergency preparedness and recovery tools.

11 November, 2019

Fodder and animal welfare assistance available

Bushfire affected landholders and community members seeking emergency fodder, emergency water, livestock or domestic animal assessment are urged to call the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Agricultural and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647.