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Farmers face loss as Bovine Ephemeral Fever grips Hunter

Milk production, meat stocks could be threatened as Hunter farmers warned Bovine Ephemeral Fever gripping region's livestock.

Sustainability to re-bloom as Urban Hum Tiny Forest grows

A year after the devastation of the Varroa Mite outbreak, a Cardiff Heights eco-warrior duo is seeking help to launch Urban Hum Tiny Forest.

More women needed, says farming group

The future of farming in the Hunter involves boosting the number of women in the industry according to the National Farmers’ Federation

Gallop into Tocal Field Days… again

The return of the region’s largest agricultural show, Tocal Field Days (TFD), is great news for farmers and the community alike, according to event manager Wendy Franklin. After COVID-19 forced its cancellation in...

Imported packages found containing potential Hunter Valley threat

Biosecurity officers and detector dogs at the Sydney Mail Centre have intercepted two packages with plants that are known to host Australia’s number one priority plant pest. Xylella fastidiosa is a plant pest...

Visa changes to support Australian farmers

The Hunter is expected to be among the nation’s regional areas to welcome more overseas workers this year. In a bid to provide struggling farmers with more support, the Federal Government is adopting...

Tocal Field Days to be “better than ever”

Tocal Field Days will receive a helping hand next year, thanks to a federal government package. A total of $2.7 million in funding has been announced for Australian field days cancelled due to...

Organisers fear an end to field days

Tocal and other field says need support from the government and the community in order to survive, organisers say. The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the existence of Australia’s agricultural and machinery field days,...
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