Gate open for aid

Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford. 
Picture: Louise Donges

Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford. Picture: Louise Donges

PREMIER Daniel Andrews will write to the Federal Government seeking cash grants for Sunraysia growers hit by the Remembrance Day hailstorm, while the State Government has made concessional loans of up to $200,000 available to ­farmers. 

Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford yesterday announced the government had activated Category B disaster assistance, which gives growers access to the low-interest loans.

On a visit to Mildura, Ms Pulford urged affected farmers interested in accessing the loans to contact Rural ­Finance.

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