Our hard hit farmers are giving back to others
NORTH Burnett has only been off the drought register for a week.
But farmers who struggled last year are already helping those who are worse off.
Councillor John Bowen has been helping organise donations of hay for drought-stricken Longreach and said farmers were more than happy to help out.
“We’ve had about 200 bales (so far),” he said.
“I think they’re great, it’s the Aussie spirit.”
He said many of the farmers who had already donated bales of hay were hit hard by drought last year and were only now just getting back on their feet.
And despite farmers dealing with debts as a result of the floods and drought, the urge to help farmers doing it hard had not diminished.
“That’s the way farmers think.
“They think there is always someone worse off than me,” he said.
Cr Bowen said he would be helping organise runs of hay bales to Longreach for the foreseeable future and hoped donations would continue to flow.
He said a few bales of hay in a tough drought could make a big difference.
“They are desperate in Longreach,” he said.
If you want to donate bales of hay for farmers in Longreach, phone John Bowen on 0458 625 961.