intensive agriculture

Fisheries at threat from unregulated use of chemicals

Premium Content Fisheries at threat from unregulated use of chemicals

Research has revealed more about the potential impacts of agricultural chemicals on...

Push to expand industry but at what cost?

Premium Content Push to expand industry but at what cost?

The state’s first Agriculture Commissioner has been appointed.

On a mission to uncover water theft on farms

Premium Content On a mission to uncover water theft on farms

Farms from Bonville to Halfway Creek will be the focus of the next phase of water...

On the lookout for heavy metals in our waterways

Premium Content On the lookout for heavy metals in our waterways

Heavy metal analysis of our waterways is one of the 17 projects funded.

Koala sniffing canines on the case

Premium Content Koala sniffing canines on the case

Koala sniffing canines will be involved in the innovative project.

Legal advice on farm structures ringing alarm bells

Premium Content Legal advice on farm structures ringing alarm bells

The legal advice is yet to sink in warns one Coffs Councillor.

Berry group welcomes compliance to uncover water theft

Premium Content Berry group welcomes compliance to uncover water theft

Berry group welcomes findings but says compliance was targeted.

Water regulator uncovers litany of breaches on Coffs farms

Premium Content Water regulator uncovers litany of breaches on Coffs farms

One dam was found to be 12 times the legal limit.

Blueberry farmers urged to reduce the use of fertilisers

Premium Content Blueberry farmers urged to reduce the use of fertilisers

New guidelines have been introduced which recommend reducing the amount of...

Rates used to protect students from farm chemicals

Premium Content Rates used to protect students from farm chemicals

The P&C has found traces of pesticides and other chemicals on roofs.

Parents to plant a buffer to protect students from spray

Premium Content Parents to plant a buffer to protect students from spray

The P and C Association will plant a buffer to protect students.

Are fish kills becoming acceptable?

Premium Content Are fish kills becoming acceptable?

This is the question being posed in response to yet another incident

New water regulator has a huge task ahead

Premium Content New water regulator has a huge task ahead

An investigation found water management and compliance ineffectual.

Beekeeper says he's being pushed to the brink

Premium Content Beekeeper says he's being pushed to the brink

Fifth-generation honey supplier points finger at blueberry farms.

Have your say on intensive plant agriculture

Premium Content Have your say on intensive plant agriculture

The paper is now on display and the public can make submissions.

Parents continue push for testing on school grounds

Premium Content Parents continue push for testing on school grounds

Parents protesting nearby intensive agriculture continue to fight.

Hot topic back before council

Premium Content Hot topic back before council

Development Applications are just one tool.

Too much to lose: protesters want State Government to act

Premium Content Too much to lose: protesters want State Government to act

Fish kills, clearing and water extraction have been highlighted.

Recent loss a rallying call for frustrated community

Premium Content Recent loss a rallying call for frustrated community

The recent loss has hit a nerve in the Orara Valley.

Sending out an SOS for a lake in trouble

Premium Content Sending out an SOS for a lake in trouble

Locals fear Hearnes Lakes is dying a death by a thousand cuts

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