Farm support widens

VICTORIAN farmers affected by drought and dry seasonal conditions will have access to more support, with two support funds from the State Government now open.

Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes last week announced the government’s $2 mi­l­lion Pasture Recovery and Management Grant Program to back drought-affected farm businesses in East Gippsland and Wellington shires.

The Pasture Recovery Grants provide support of up to $5000 on a dollar-for-dollar matching contribution basis, for activities associated with pasture recovery and restoration due to the extended dry conditions.

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