CASH IS BEST AID: FARMERS
FINANCIAL assistance is the best way to help farmers during drought, according to a GrainGrowers’ survey that asked producers to rank the best measures for help.
A record number of producers responded to the survey about drought assistance measures, with 80% indicating they think drought assistance should be available to growers in times of drought. Almost 41% of respondents ranked financial support and help with day-to-day living expenses as the most useful form of drought assistance.
Low interest rate loans came a close second (38%).
“We’ve had more than 800 people complete the survey. That’s the highest number of responses we’ve ever had,” manager of general interests Michael Southan said.
“We’ll be using these survey results to voice our members’ needs and concerns.”