farming

When the rains stop

BATHURST BURR: At Picton, near the NSW coast at the prize-winning Country Valley Dairy, about 350 kilometres to the east of Jemalong and 60 km west from Sydney, fifth-generation farmer John Fairley has not had good rain since July 2017.

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The future of farming is up in the air

Food that’s grown in the air instead of soil could soon appear on plates in Britain and other parts of the world. A new investment deal worth $1.8 million to…

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Why farming needs a regional planning approach

If we are to ensure food security in the face of a climate emergency, we need to plan the management of our regional landscapes the same way we plan city-making, according to agroecologist David Hardwick.