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GISC Wins at the New England Landcare Awards!

15th Jul 2019

The Glen Innes Severn Council won big at the biannual New England Landcare Awards last month, taking home the Partnership for Landcare Award for 2019. Held as part of the New England North West Landcare Adventure in Narrabri, the awards recognise ind... more details

Powering the Region - Focus of Renewables

10th Jul 2019

Do you want to be part of the conversation? Join us on the 17th July to discuss Renewable Energy. Glenrac is hosting a discussion on regional change and renewable energy in New England. The electricity market is changing. And rural communities are ... more details

Shear Delight - Shearing School politically impressive

05th Jul 2019

When Deputy Premier of New South Wales, the Hon. John Barilaro and Agriculture Minister, the Hon. Adam Marshall visited the Wool Works Shearing School last week, their reaction was one of shear delight. The Regional Development Australia Northern In... more details

Permanently increasing FHA assets test for farmers

05th Jul 2019

More farmers will be able to access vital assistance when they are going through tough times, with the Coalition Government today introducing legislation to maintain the net farm asset threshold for Farm Household Allowance (FHA) at $5 million. Mini... more details

Morrison Government delivers to protect farmers

05th Jul 2019

The Morrison Government is today delivering on its election commitment to protect the privacy of Australian farmers and primary producers by introducing legislation to protect them from the unlawful actions of animal activists.   The Criminal ... more details

Drought Communities Programme Wrap-Up

02nd Jul 2019

In March 2019, it was announced GLENRAC would be receiving $100,000 of drought support funding through the Australian Government Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The funding, distributed to GLENRAC via the Glen Innes Severn Council, was to be use... more details

NEW ID REQUIREMENTS FOR SELLING PETS TO IMPROVE ANIMAL WELFARE

01st Jul 2019

NEW requirements for the sale of dogs and cats in NSW will improve animal welfare outcomes and give families more information about where their pet is coming from, according to Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall... more details

Accelerated depreciation for fodder storage begins today

01st Jul 2019

Accelerated depreciation for fodder storage begins today, 1 July Also as of today, income from forced sale of livestock will be treated differently under Farm Household Allowance Regional Investment Corporation to offer restocking and replanting... more details

Littleproud welcomes RIC rate cut

01st Jul 2019

Minister for Drought and Rural Finance David Littleproud has welcomed news the Regional Investment Corporation will cut its rates from August 1. “I’m pleased to support the reduction in the RIC Loan rate to 3.11 per cent,” Minister... more details

CHECK INGREDIENTS OF LIVESTOCK FEED

01st Jul 2019

Around the Northern Tablelands we are seeing more and more livestock deaths as a result of incorrect rations. Please carefully check the ingredients of rations you buy or mix yourselves that you are feeding out to livestock. Why?As feedstuffs become... more details

Discounted Fees for Cat Desexing this July

01st Jul 2019

Local cat owners will have the opportunity to access discounted rates for feline desexing this July. As part of National Desexing Month, GLENRAC has partnered with the RSPCA NSW Glen Innes Volunteer Branch and local veterinarians, Drs Matt and Hanna... more details

NEW NSW DROUGHT ASSISTANCE PACKAGE KICKS IN TODAY

01st Jul 2019

From today NSW farmers and rural communities impacted the ongoing drought can access an additional $755 million in support funding as part of the NSW Government’s new drought assistance package. The Emergency Drought Relief package includes in... more details

Turning the Tide for Critically Endangered Species

27th Jun 2019

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services are playing a significant role in national recovery efforts to protect the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. The five-year project, 'Turning the Tide on Threatened Species - Regent Honeyeater', is being... more details

GLENRAC Celebrates 30 Years!

20th Jun 2019

On the 22nd June 1989, the first official meeting of the Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee took place at the Glen Innes Town Hall. Formed with an 11-person board, the group had come together to investigate a total catchment management p... more details

Biosecurity And Things You Find In Fodder

18th Jun 2019

BIOSECURITY AND THINGS YOU FIND IN FODDERNigel Brown, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services District Vet - Glen Innes If you are buying fodder from outside your own part of the country - beware of things in it that are not edible livestock feed. ... more details

First Year Milestone Unearths Web of Life

13th Jun 2019

The first year of an exciting five-year project, Protecting Little Llangothlin Lagoon for Future Generations, has come to a close, with some highly beneficial and advantageous outcomes set to ensure the sustainability of the significant site. Situat... more details

New Drought Assistance Package Explained

11th Jun 2019

NEW DROUGHT ASSISTANCE PACKAGE EXPLAINED  On farm assistance:  “This package is all about building drought resilience for our farmers, reducing cost of living pressures and helping with cash flow issues during this difficult time,&r... more details

Drought: $750 Million More Support for Farmers & Rural Communities

11th Jun 2019

Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall today announced a further $750 million to boost to support for farmers and rural communities across drought ravaged regional NSW.  Mr Marshall said today’s extra $355 mill... more details

Carbon Farming and Trading Workshops - Ecology Meets the Environment

11th Jun 2019

Agriculturalists and landholders living in the New England region have the potential to significantly increase their income, and reduce critical levels of greenhouse gas emissions, through carbon farming and trading. Two free workshops hosted by GLE... more details

Wattle Bend Biannual Bird Watch Survey

07th Jun 2019

It’s a glorious late autumn morning at ‘Wattle Bend’, the bushland property of Greville Wilton and Tanya Robertson-Cunninghame, on the banks of the Severn River. Gathered beneath the treetops are twitchers from across the New Englan... more details

Taking this 3-question survey could help save the species!

06th Jun 2019

The Regent Honeyeater is a unique Australian songbird on the verge of extinction, with fewer than 400 individuals estimated to survive in the wild.   By answering 3 simple questions, you can assist us to establish baseline informatio... more details

Young Farmers and Fishers Get Business Savy with New Program

03rd Jun 2019

YOUNG farmers and fishers will have more help to build resilience into their businesses, with the launch of a new business coaching pilot and grants for leadership and development to be rolled out across the State.  Minister for Agriculture and... more details

Committees with Confidence - Effective Meeting Management

31st May 2019

The logistics of setting up or joining a committee can be daunting. Meetings, minutes, financials – it can all seem a little overwhelming, especially if you haven’t had much experience with board structures before.  But strong, coll... more details

Recognising Our Rural Women Volunteers

22nd May 2019

The outstanding achievements of female volunteers across regional NSW will be recognised as nominations for the 2019 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll officially open.   Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall and Minister for Mental Health, Regiona... more details

State's Farmers Still Feeling the Sting of Drought

21st May 2019

  AFTER travelling hundreds of kilometres and visiting country towns from Broken Hill to Walgett on an official drought listening tour last night, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today said more must be done to support farmers throug... more details

St Vincent de Paul Society Receives Further Drought Assistance Packages

13th May 2019

The St Vincent de Paul Society in NSW has received further Drought Assistance Packages from the Commonwealth Government to be expended by the end of this financial year. The Society will be distributing these additional packages from Monday, 13th&nbs... more details

Control the Invasive Indian Myna Birds

10th May 2019

GLENRAC welcomes returning guest speakers, Laura and Kevin Noble from Clarence Valley Conservation in Action Landcare, who will be presenting valuable insights into how to effectively control the invasive Indian Myna bird species at the Glen Innes Sa... more details

Men's Night Out with Legendary Race Car Driver Dick Johnson

02nd May 2019

Calling all men, women, farmers, community members and car enthusiasts! You’re invited to an evening of good mates and good times at the Men’s Night Out at the Glen Innes District and Services Club this month.  Any rural person can ... more details

Family Succession Planning Workshops - Glen Innes and Inverell

02nd May 2019

Whether you are handing down, taking over or leaving the farm, prepare for the future of your family with GLENRAC’s Farming Family Succession Planning Workshops.  These all-day information events will cover the ins and outs of succession ... more details

Ferals in Focus – Pest Animal Forum

01st May 2019

Leading industry practitioners and researchers will present the latest news and events surrounding the control of feral animals and pests in the New England region at an information event at Dundee Hall this May. The all-day forum will include a num... more details

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program Workshops

26th Apr 2019

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program Workshops - Workplace and Community Support Skills Periods of prolonged drought can place enormous amounts of strain on all members of the community – at work, at leisure and at home. So, how equipped are... more details

GLENRAC FOCUS EVENT: Farmer Update

12th Apr 2019

GLENRAC FOCUS EVENT: Farmer Update GLENRAC invites  all farmers and producers to a Farmer Update information evening at the Glen Innes and District Services Club next Thursday, 17th of April. This is a not to be missed event for all agricu... more details

Smart Farm Grants Support Glen Innes

10th Apr 2019

Smart Farms grants support Glen Innes     Smart Farm grants have been awarded to projects in the New England to help farmers adopt sustainable and innovative land and natural resource management practices.   Member for New Eng... more details

Black Knapweed Investigation At Tenterfield

09th Apr 2019

STATE Government agencies are working closely with Tenterfield Shire Council to eradicate the first infestation of black knapweed in the State, following its discovery near the northern NSW township recently.   Minister for Agriculture and Mem... more details

Farmer Breakfast: Are You Bogged Mate?

08th Apr 2019

Hey farmers! When was the last time you caught up with some of your mates over a hot meal and a cup of coffee? GLENRAC welcomes all members of the community to a Farmer Breakfast at the Glen Innes Saleyards on Thursday morning, the 11th of April 201... more details

9.2 Million Reasons to Farm Smart

08th Apr 2019

MINISTER LITTLEPROUD MEDIA RELEASE: 9.2 Million Reasons to Farm Smart   ·         More than $9.2 million for 110 projects in Round 2 of Smart Farms Small Grants   ·  &... more details

Spray Drift and Weed Management Workshop

07th Apr 2019

Brush up on the ins and outs of chemical application and weed control with industry professionals at GLENRAC’s Spray Drift and Weed Management workshop next week. In collaboration with the Department of Industries (DPI), Landcare NSW are facil... more details

Smart Farming Partnerships Grants Now Open

01st Apr 2019

Round two of the Smart Farming Partnerships is now open, providing significant funding opportunities for Australia’s fisheries, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry industries.   Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, ... more details

NSW Junior Farmer/Rural Youth Organisation

01st Apr 2019

Call to former Junior Farmer/Rural Youth members MOVES TO RECOGNISE ORGANISATION, GLEN INNES CLUB Permanent recognition of the once thriving NSW Junior Farmer/Rural Youth Organisation is being proposed for Glen Innes later this year. Former membe... more details

Planting for Quick Feed Options

30th Mar 2019

PLANTING FOR QUICK FEED OPTIONS Daniel White, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Trainee Agronomist, Glen Innes   The question many producers are asking, naturally with rain forecast, is what crop will give the quickest grazing if plante... more details

Fertilising During Drought - Should I or Shouldn't I?

26th Mar 2019

Fertilising during drought – should I or shouldn’t I? Advice from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Pastures Agronomists, Georgie Oakes and Jeff Lowien   If I don’t put fertiliser out this year will it affect pasture... more details

GLENRAC receives $100,000 funding for drought support

25th Mar 2019

The Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee are pleased to announce they have received $100,000 of drought support funding through the Australian Government Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The funding, which will be distributed to GLENRA... more details

Small Scale Solar Projects - Community Grants Closing Soon

25th Mar 2019

Community grant opportunities closing soon   Community organisations in the New England are urged to submit an expression of interest for grant opportunities available for small-scale solar projects and initiatives for the environment. Member... more details

Frock Club Coming to Deepwater!

22nd Mar 2019

Who doesn’t speak ‘Frock’? Fashion is indeed a universal language and the award-winning* Frock Club fashion program is coming to Deepwater on 4 April 2019. Frock Club co-founder and co-ordinator, Ruth Povall said “Late last ... more details

Grants to Support Sustainable Agriculture Open

21st Mar 2019

Grants to support sustainable agriculture open Grants between $250,000 and $4 million now available under round two of Smart Farming Partnerships Grants encourage development and roll-out of sustainable agriculture tools; practices Funds p... more details

Extra Funding for the Rural Financial Counselling Service

21st Mar 2019

Boost to services facing increased demand from drought and flood affected farmers  The RFCS to extend contracts and hire additional staff to meet demand There will be more helping hands for farmers facing hardship with the Coalition Governme... more details

Seeking Grains Ladies to Shape Agriculture's Future

21st Mar 2019

Women in the grains industry with an ambition to shape the future of Australia’s food and fibre sector are encouraged to apply for the National Farmers’ Federation’s 2019 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The Grains ... more details

Take Time Out From The Dry

19th Mar 2019

GLENRAC's “Time Out From The Dry” Dinners aim to support small groups of landholders experiencing 'intense drought' by helping them have a night out with their neighbours, helping themselves and supporting a local venue too! We have Dinn... more details

Restoring Earth - Glen Innes: A rain hub for this region

12th Mar 2019

Are you interested in the future of farming food in Australia? Join GLENRAC at Restoring Earth, a free information event at the Services Club this month where regenerative farmer and general manager of Fig Tree Organic Farms, Glenn Morris, will be di... more details

GREEN LIGHT FOR REGIONAL PROJECTS TO BUILD A BETTER NEW ENGLAND

08th Mar 2019

Communities in the New England will receive nearly $6 million under Round 3 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. Projects include: -       $2.35 millio... more details

FERAL FIGHTERS READY FOR ACTION

25th Feb 2019

A call to arms is going out across the Northern Tablelands to arrest invasive species in our landscape. With the economic impact of pest animals in NSW estimated to be $170 million, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services are unveiling a program to ... more details

NSW's chance to dispose of unwanted agvet chemicals

04th Feb 2019

New South Wales property owners can register their unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals for Agsafe’s ChemClear collection which is hitting the road in March. Chemclear is a non-profit waste collection service for agricultur... more details

LANDCARE’S GREEN ARMY IN LINE FOR A FUNDING BOOST TO CONTINUE WORK

01st Feb 2019

LANDCARE groups across the Northern Tablelands will benefit from a $22.4 million boost to expand the Local Landcare Co-ordinator Initiative, if the Coalition Government is re-elected in March, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said today. The Loc... more details

One stop shop for drought support

31st Jan 2019

FarmHub launched to support drought-affected farmers Has details on assistance with fodder, water, transport, everyday living expenses and health in the one spot Developed in a partnership with the National Farmers’ Federation   Fa... more details

Immediate assistance for farmers and cash injection for New England communities

24th Jan 2019

Submitted More drought support is now available to farmers in the New England through the Liberal Nationals Government’s $30 million Drought Community Support Initiative. Member for New England and Special Envoy for Drought Assistance and Rec... more details

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR NATURAL RESOURCE PROJECTS ON-FARM

22nd Jan 2019

Submitted  Landholders looking at ways to improve the management of natural resources on their farm are encouraged to contact Northern Tablelands Local Land Services who have funding available for on-farm projects. Local Land Services is worki... more details

Birthday with the Birds

21st Jan 2019

Submitted Would you like to walk amongst a wetland on World Wetland Day? Join us in celebrating Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve 40th anniversary this World Wetlands Day! Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve is protected under Ramsar and is one of th... more details

Rebates for new water infrastructure in New England

16th Jan 2019

Landholders across the New England are being urged to take advantage of rebates now open for new, on-farm water infrastructure. Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said farmers can claim up to 25% of their costs from buying and installing new on-... more details