The rural wrap: Politicians urged to get on with their job

Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.

From Australia’s newest Prime Minister making drought his top priority, to a Victorian community coming together to help Yeoval farmers and a former Narromine local undertaking the trip of a lifetime.

We’ve got you covered!

Government urged to get on with their jobs and represent Australia:

HEADWEAR: Cap-wearing Prime Minister Scott Morrison with the bare-headed Minister for Rural Health and Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie at Quilpie, Qld, on Monday.

HEADWEAR: Cap-wearing Prime Minister Scott Morrison with the bare-headed Minister for Rural Health and Regional Communications, Bridget McKenzie at Quilpie, Qld, on Monday.

A peak body serving farmers in New South Wales has urged the government to “get on with their jobs” of representing Australian’s.

Rhett gains knowledge, experience from overseas trip:

Viewing Limousin heifers at B Bar Cattle in Saskatchewan. Photo: Supplied.

Viewing Limousin heifers at B Bar Cattle in Saskatchewan. Photo: Supplied.

Former Narromine local Rhett O’Connor has recently come back to Australia after a whirlwind trip to America and Canada, where he visited Limousin breeders and studs.

Volunteers pitch in to help drought stricken farmers in the central west:

Organised by Crazy for Ewe, 12 Victorian volunteers travelled to Yeoval to distribute drought relief aid to 52 farmers within the district.

Biker babes will host a world record attempt in 2018:

In 2016, 1002 women and their bikes took over the Dubbo Showground – setting a new record.

In 2016, 1002 women and their bikes took over the Dubbo Showground – setting a new record.

The 2WheelBabes said they’d be back in 2018 and they’re keeping their promise.

They are gearing up to bring the 2018 Babe Raid to Dubbo, with their sights set firmly on reclaiming the most women on bikes and most women at a motorcycle meet,

Rainfall brings cheeky celebrations across the region | Video:

CELEBRATION: Dubbo farmer Glen Bloink stripped off for a 'nudie run' to celebrate rain fall across his drought-stricken property on the weekend. Photo: MIN COLEMAN

CELEBRATION: Dubbo farmer Glen Bloink stripped off for a 'nudie run' to celebrate rain fall across his drought-stricken property on the weekend. Photo: MIN COLEMAN

When the rain started falling across the weekend, the region’s drought-affected farmers celebrated in many ways, but none were as cheeky as Dubbo farmer Glen Bloink.

The video of Mr Bloink celebrating in the rain went viral and within 48 hours it had received 1.7 million views and shared 35,000 times.

Charity is helping farmers put food on the table:

Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Gerry Andersen OAM CEO of Foodbank NSW & ACT, Ian Cox Food Supply Development, meet with members of the public at Dubbo. Photo: Supplied.

Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Gerry Andersen OAM CEO of Foodbank NSW & ACT, Ian Cox Food Supply Development, meet with members of the public at Dubbo. Photo: Supplied.

Hunger relief charity,  Foodbank NSW and ACT (FBNA) are helping in the aid of drought stricken farmers who are struggling to put food on the table. 

FBNA chief executive Gerry Andersen said 40 per cent of their meals goes to rural and regional NSW.

This story The rural wrap: Pollies urged to get on with the job, Victorian community helps central west farmers first appeared on Western Magazine.