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Improving drought support for Australian farmers

19th Jun 2018

Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2018 introduced to Parliament The Bill will increase cumulative period farmers qualify for Farm Household allowance from three to four years Minister Littleproud will to hold drought roundtable with key farm... more details

$2.1 MILLION BUDGET BOOST FOR GLEN INNES AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

19th Jun 2018

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has welcomed today’s 2018-19 NSW Budget boost of $2.1 million for the Glen Innes Agricultural Research Station to extend glasshouse facilities for more advanced pasture research to help the region’s fa... more details

MORE THAN $584 MILLION TO HELP DROUGHT-AFFECTED FARMERS

13th Jun 2018

Submitted: NSW Government Support for farmers and their families facing drought has been boosted by $284 million in the NSW Budget 2018, bringing the NSW Government’s drought relief package to well over half a billion dollars. Almost all of N... more details

NSW Firearm Amnesty Announced

06th Jun 2018

The NSW Government announced a statewide firearm amnesty from 1 July to 30 September 2018 in a bid to register or remove illegal firearms from the community. During the National Firearms Amnesty in 2017, the NSW Police Force netted nearly 25,000 fir... more details

NO NEED FOR GUMBOOTS’ – ANIMAL NUTRITION SESSIONS COMING UP

06th Jun 2018

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Riverina Stockfeeds are running a series of animal nutrition sessions to help landholders manage livestock in dry conditions. Dates and venues:  Tenterfield: Wednesday 13 June 2018 from 8:00 &ndash... more details

Got Your Ducks in a Row?

18th May 2018

Got Your Ducks in a Row? GLENRAC and Gwymac Landcare ask the question to local farmers as a prompt to consider attending upcoming workshops in Glen Innes, 30th May 2018 and Inverell, 31st May 2018 respectively. Landcare Coordinator at GLENRAC, Kyli... more details

NSW RESIDENTS GIVEN THE POWER TO SAVE

27th Apr 2018

Families will be able to slash their power bills by more than $200 a year under a NSW Government initiative, Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton and Energy and Utilities Minister Don Harwin announced today.Small businesses will also save up to $2300... more details

LOCAL GROUPS INVITED TO APPLY FOR COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS

26th Apr 2018

Submitted by Adam MArshall MP   COMMUNITY organisations and sporting groups across the Northern Tablelands will soon be able to apply for the next round of funding for local projects under the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants progr... more details

FUNDS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR GREEN LEARNING IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

20th Apr 2018

SCHOOLS across the region will have an opportunity to secure funding from the NSW Government to enable new types of hands-on and environmentally conscious learning, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.   Mr Marshall sa... more details

CHANGES FOR PRIVATE NATIVE FORESTRY (NSW)

13th Apr 2018

Submitted Local Land Services (LLS) will be responsible for managing approvals and providing advice to landholders on private native forestry opportunities from late April, Minister for Lands and Forestry Paul Toole said today. “The NSW Gover... more details

$30 MILLION SKILLS BOOST FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE REGION: New free courses delivered across state from Armidale

09th Apr 2018

Submitted: Adam Marshall, MP MEMBER for Northern Tablelands and Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall today announced local small businesses and their staff now have access to free business skills training thanks to a new $30 million NSW G... more details

Aspiring female leaders with an ag-focus urged to grasp mentoring opportunity

06th Apr 2018

National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) President Fiona Simson is urging aspiring female leaders to apply for the chance to take part in a one-on-one mentoring program, tailored to individual career needs. “If you are over 25 years of age, ha... more details

Blackberry in the New England

26th Mar 2018

It is the responsibility of all land owners and managers to control weeds on their lands (Biosecurity Act 2015 – General Biosecurity Duty). With the recent enactment of the Biosecurity legislation in NSW it is also the responsibility of landhol... more details

The Bold and the Beautiful coming to the New England

22nd Mar 2018

Submitted - Barnaby Joyce, MP Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the Glen Innes community would benefit from a local project that has received Federal Government funding to target disadvantage and encourage a stronger community. Glen Innes... more details

$37 MILLION IN CONSERVATION FUNDING FOR LANDHOLDERS

20th Mar 2018

Submitted: Gabrielle Upton, Minister for the Environment The NSW Government has committed $37 million for the opening programs from the new NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust (BCT), Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today. “The ... more details

Free forums for collaborative farming know-how

16th Mar 2018

The national Farmer Exchange online platform will be blitzing rural and regional Australia from late March. Organiser Airlie Trescowthick (pictured) and her team will be travelling the country, meeting farmers, introducing them to the Farmer Exchange... more details

YOUR CHANCE TO GUIDE STATE’S POLICY ON PEST

13th Mar 2018

Submitted by Adam MArshall MP   PEST animals can have a devastating impact upon farms, productivity and the local environment and now is the community’s chance to help guide efforts to manage the region’s most damaging pests, North... more details

More communities take the bait and commit to long term pest control

13th Mar 2018

Submitted by National Wild Dog Action Plan   Aerial baiting programs, targeting wild dogs, are being launched across NSW during the next few months in a community-wide, co-ordinated bid to reduce attacks on livestock and protect native fa... more details

HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PEST ANIMALS IN THE NORTHERN TABLELANDS

06th Mar 2018

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services is encouraging interested individuals and organisations to have their say on the draft Northern Tablelands Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan. The economic impact of invasive species including wild ... more details

Farmer Exchange Roadshow – Glen Innes

01st Mar 2018

SUBMITTED - Farm Table Come along to a The Club Hotel in Glen Innes to connect with other farmers, learn about the Farmer Exchange, the Farm Table and be one of the first to test this industry-changing service system. We welcome all farmers, farm s... more details

ENVIRONMENT RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION GRANTS NOW OPEN

01st Feb 2018

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is urging community groups and local councils to apply for a share of the NSW Government’s 2018 Restoration and Rehabilitation Grant Program. “These grants deliv... more details

Tertiary Scholarships on offer from NSW Farmers

23rd Jan 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 NSW Farmers Tertiary Scholarship, an initiative aimed at supporting students who plan to further contribute to the growth and prosperity of rural and regional Australia.  The NSW Farmers Association suppor... more details

MARSHALL URGING APPLICATIONS FOR $17 MILLION PUBLIC RESERVE FUNDING

23rd Jan 2018

Submitted by Adam Marshall MP   LOCAL MP Adam Marshall is encouraging crown reserve managers across the Northern Tablelands to apply for a share of the $17 million available under the NSW Government’s Public Reserves Management Fund Prog... more details

Scholarship applications open for university students interested in Agriculture

23rd Jan 2018

Applications for the AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship are now open. First year students studying an agriculture-related degree, and senior students studying financial services with an interest in agriculture are encouraged to apply. The AgriFu... more details

Help stop the spread of pest fish Tilapia

23rd Jan 2018

Submitted by Local Land Services   The Murray Darling Basin is under threat from invasion by the pest fish Tilapia.Landholders, fishers and river users are encouraged to be on the lookout for Tilapia in the Northern Tablelands region. Tilapia ... more details