Current Drought Impact for NSW farmers

The Association knows that all farmers across the State are  affected by the ongoing drought. Many of you have been in drought for a number of years. Regardless of how long, I know that you are making critical decisions every day about the future of your business. 

To aid the Association's advocacy to Government - Local, Sate and Federal we invite you to complete this short survey on current conditions. It should take 5-7 minutes to complete and your responses will help us to present a strong case for action.

The information and data collected will not be attributable to any single respondent. 

If you have any questions or additional comment you are invited to contact Kathy Rankin, Policy Director on 02 9478 1008.

Thank you for choosing to complete this survey.

Chris Groves
Chair, NSW Farmers Drought Taskforce

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* 1. What is your postcode?

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* 2. What do you estimate is the percentage of annual average rainfall received on your property in 2018?

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* 3. What do you estimate is the percentage of annual average rainfall received on your property in 2017?

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* 4. What do you estimate is the percentage of annual average rainfall received on your property in 2016?

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* 5. What do you estimate is the percentage of annual average rainfall received on your property in 2015?

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* 6. If you have livestock, what percentage of core breeding stock do you currently have on your property compared to a normal season?

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* 7. Do you think you have sufficient feed to carry your current levels of stock through the forecast dry autumn and winter?

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* 8. If you answered no to the above question, when do you anticipate your feed reserves will run out?

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* 9. If you are a grain grower or horticulturalist how would you describe your average yields (as a percentage of normal) in 2018?

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* 10. If you are a grain grower or horticulturalist how would you describe your average yields (as a percentage of normal) in 2017?

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* 11. If you are a grain grower or horticulturalist how would you describe your average yields (as a percentage of normal) in 2016?

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* 12. If you are a grain grower or horticulturalist how would you describe your average yields (as a percentage of normal) in 2015?

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* 13. Do you have sufficient soil moisture to plant a winter crop?

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* 14. Do you consider that you have sufficient funds to plant a winter crop?

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* 15. If you answered no to to the above question, do you think you will be able to borrow the funds?

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* 16. Do you think that you have sufficient water to maintain permanent plantings through the autumn and winter

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* 17. Do you think that the Farm Innovation Fund (NSW Government) is of benefit to your business today?

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* 18. Please let us know the reasons for your response

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* 19. Do you think that the Regional Investment Corporation Loans are of benefit to your business today?

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* 20. Please let us know the reason/s for your response.

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* 21. Would you like to share any ideas on what additional State or Federal Government help might be of benefit to your business during the current drought?

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* 22. Would you like to share any ideas on what additional State or Federal Government support might be of benefit for your local community (social and business) during the current drought?

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