Devastating flooding across NSW has had a major impact on landholders and livestock. Floodwaters offer more danger to livestock than just drowning as animals access to food can be restricted while waters can also bring disease.
Developing a new agricultural operation in the midst of a severe drought is already a difficult and daunting task. Throw in the sustained Bega Valley bushfires last year and you have a recipe for disaster. That was what faced Ryefield Hops' Morgan and Karen Taylor, and Jade McManus.
Building on a productive first year, Greater Sydney Local Land Services has launched its second year of the Healthy Soils, Productive Pastures project with a series of new workshops showcasing progress to date.
Each autumn Sassafras Nuts, in the Shoalhaven, open its farm gates each autumn so guests can come and pick their own chestnuts.
For Wilgro Orchard and Hillbilly Cider, the fires of last summer were terrifying, but now they are bouncing back.
Unexpected regeneration from burned trees has Happy Wombat Hazelnuts looking positively towards the future.
Despite growing up in the southern Sydney suburb of Kirrawee, Rebecca Thistlethwaite has always harbored a love of agriculture. In particular, Rebecca has had an affinity with sustainable food production since an early age.
When Bega Valley Eggs lost more than two-thirds of their 3000 chickens to last year's fires, only four months into the McMillan family's tenure, they did not despair.