Grants could aid shire farmers

FARMERS have another until the end of next week to apply for a share of $2.2 million in small grants to increase industry capacity and support the adoption of productive management practises. 

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce and Member for Riverina Michael McCormack said these small grants would contribute to the overall resilience, competitiveness and productivity of the region’s agricultural industries.

Mr McCormack encouraged farmers and community groups throughout the Riverina to apply for a small grant under the initiative.

"These grants will support the adoption of industry-wide best practice from the introduction of new management practises in cropping and livestock industries to the use of new technologies in dairy, aquaculture and fisheries,” he said. 

"Adopting appropriate management practise that increase production, improve product quality and help drive returns back through the farmgate.”

Applications for the grants close at 2pm on December 7. For more information and to read the grant guidelines visit www.nrm.gov.au/agsmallgrants.

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