Flood money

26 July 2016

Tasmania’s peak farming organisation has welcomed the announcement that up to $10,000 is now available to help primary producers who suffered direct damage as a result of the flooding that devastated areas of the State recently.

“We are pleased to hear that the State Government has acknowledged our concerns about the social, economic and environmental impacts that the floods have had on our farming communities,’’ TFGA CEO Peter Skillern said.

The grants are being provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

“The TFGA will continue to advocate for our agricultural community at both a state and federal level to achieve important outcomes like this for our farmers in their time of need,” Mr Skillern said.