Help now available for dairy farmers
DROUGHT-affected dairy farmers can now apply for a grant from the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund.
Coles and its customers have already committed over $12 million to drought relief, including $5 million from the Coles Nurture Fund.
To further support farmers, Coles announced it would increase the price of its 3L Own Brand milk by 30 cents until the end of the year.
Funds can be used for financial support to assist with feed, water and other farm improvements or relevant support services, including household expenses.
Coles Chief Operating Officer Greg Davis encouraged farmers to apply.
“After consulting with the National Farmers Federation and other industry stakeholders, it was decided that a fair, efficient and direct way for us to distribute money to dairy farmers affected by drought was to set up the Coles Dairy Drought Relief Fund,” he said.
“We encourage dairy farmers to apply before November 30.”
An application form is available on the Coles website.