Crop losses due to the mouse damage in key grain producing regions could "easily exceed" $1 billion for NSW alone, NSW Farmers say.
Despite being battered by floods, Julian Biega is looking to the future and rebuilding his herd.
Agriculture has become so attractive that there is a growing number of young people who see it as a pathway to a rewarding career.
While many producers in some parts of the Mid North Coast managed to get their livestock to higher ground, others had no choice as floodwater rapidly rose.
The NSW Government has announced a $16 million investment for a new five-year program addressing industry research and development to accelerate recovery and build business resilience and growth in the sector.
The NSW Government's spring aerial baiting program saw nearly 200,000 baits deployed across the state.
Around 800 applications for the emergency water infrastructure rebate scheme (EWIRS) are sitting in "an inbox" gathering dust while the political cat-and-mouse game plays out.
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