New NSW Farmers branch to be established at Kikoira

RURAL LEADER: Mark Hoskinson of Kikoira.

RURAL LEADER: Mark Hoskinson of Kikoira.

THE big ticket agriculture items will be on the table when a new NSW Farmers entity meets at Kikoira next month.

It’s a chance for five NSW Farmers representative groups from within a 100 kilometre radius to meet and bring rural issues to the fore.

Road infrastructure, rail lines, agricultural marketing, and issues associated with the Ardlethan Tin Mine top the agenda for the heavy-weight farming region. 

Kikoira farmer Mark Hoskinson, “Boreamble”, said the drawing together of five branches is better than “having no branch at all” in the region. 

“The Ardlethan Tin Mine is only 100 kilometres (and less as the crow flies)  from here and we have experience with the tin mine at Kikoira that we can use … obviously we will address issues that affect members from further afield too,” he said. 

The new branch will draw together members of the former NSW groups including Ungarie, Weja, Kikoira, Tullibigeal and LakeCargelligo. 

Mr Hoskinson said new branch would allow farmers in the area to put forward issues to help determine state wide policy. The first meeting is on March 10. 

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