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Hard truths from WESA should prompt rethink on 450GL


Australia’s peak farm body says the release of the Second Water for the Environment Special Account (WESA) Report should prompt a major rethink of the Australian Government’s policy of recovering an additional 450GL under the Murray Darling Basin Plan. National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson said the findings provide Water Minister Tanya Plibersek the opportunity […]

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Statement on food price inflation


Statement by Fiona Simson, President, National Farmers’ FederationToday’s inflation numbers reveal the significant pinch consumers are feeling at the supermarket checkout.   Food and beverages are the 4th highest inflation category over the past 12 months at 5.9%. When we look specifically at fruit and vegetables, these have seen a whopping 5.8% spike in the last […]

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NFF welcomes stronger biosecurity powers


The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes todays decision by Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Andrew Metcalfe AO, in his capacity as The Director of Biosecurity to establish Biosecurity Response Zones at international airports. Enacted under section 365 of the Biosecurity Act 2015, these zones will improve the powers of biosecurity officers to […]

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FMD fragments detected shows system working, but highlights need to continue to strengthen system


STATEMENT BY FIONA SIMSON, NATIONAL FARMERS’ FEDERATION PRESIDENT Today’s statement regarding the interception of items containing fragments of Foot and Mouth Disease brings home the urgent need to ramp up the resourcing of Australia’s biosecurity systems and implement 100% screening of passengers returning from high-risk areas. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries today advised […]

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Key Resources for Foot & Mouth Disease


Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious animal viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, sheep, goats and pigs. It has significant animal health and welfare implications and much of Australia’s market access relies on maintaining our FMD-free status. Please see the latest FMD Industry Brief here. See a list of […]

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Farmers part of the solution to reverse biodiversity decline


The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is calling for investment and collaboration to reverse declining biodiversity following the State of the Environment Report released today showing Australian biodiversity is suffering significant decline and remains under threat. NFF President Fiona Simson said farmers sought discussion and detail from the Federal Government on “locking up” Australian landscape, which […]

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NFF welcomes FMD support for Indonesian farmers


The National Farmers’ Federation has welcomed Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Murray Watt’s announcement today Australia will bolster Indonesia’s ammunition in its war against Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). President Fiona Simson is in Jakarta for a three-day delegation with Minister Watt and Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Mark Schipp where the Minister announced Australia […]

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Farmers urge travellers to ditch their pluggers to protect Aussie farms


#ThrowYourThongs: That’s the message from farmers desperate to stop Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) from reaching Australia, following an outbreak on the holiday island of Bali. Farming organisations are now putting their money where their mouth is – offering discounts to travellers who bin their shoes. President of the National Farmers’ Federation, Fiona Simson, said […]

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3 months ago


NFF to showcase agriculture and regional Australia to international and domestic students


Australian and Chinese university students will swap pavement for paddocks through the National Farmers’ Federation’s (NFF) China-Australia Youth Agriculture Program, a new immersive experience for Australian and Chinese university students to dive into agriculture and the bush.   The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is excited to announce the China-Australia Youth Agriculture Program, a new immersive experience […]

3 months ago


Supporting farmers to switch on energy savings


With skyrocketing energy prices, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) are encouraging farmers to find savings through smart energy management. NFF Acting Chief Executive Charlie Thomas said food production required significant amounts of energy and rising electricity prices were weighing on farmers’ minds. The EEC’s Navigating a dynamic energy landscape series […]

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