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GALLERY: Beanstalk organic keepin’ it real

Novocastrians are among the 62% of shoppers who now seek to buy organic produce, and the numbers are rising, up an average of 50% each year.

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

Tocal Field Days back on 2021 calendar

After COVID-19 forced its cancellation last year, the region’s largest agricultural exhibition, Tocal Field Days (TFD), is back in 2021. Tagged “today’s farming on show”, TFD gives farmers and farm suppliers a chance...

Goats, wine and humour: Hunter Valley farmer pens second book

His resume includes roles ranging from bus driver, negotiator, cookbook collector, and sperm donor to author and farmer, so what is next for Hunter Valley resident Todd Alexander? In his latest book entitled...

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...

Channel your inner farmer for a cause

Embrace your inner farmer for a cause this month and host a COVIDSafe event as Rural Aid shares a televised charity concert to help our farmers who have been hit hard in...

Program teaches children about life on the land

Jesse Clarke had been working as a science teacher for almost a decade when he decided to pursue life on the family farm in Phoenix Park, near Morpeth. “I’d had enough of working...

Getting up close with beastly bison

They’re 800 kilograms of explosive energy and can jump two metres high. American bison aren’t too common in Australia, but in the small, sleepy town of Morpeth, a farm of the beasts is...
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