Gov­ern­ment call for Fed­eral farm part­ners

Midwest Times - - NEWS -

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment is call­ing on groups of or­gan­i­sa­tions in the elec­torate of Du­rack to ap­ply for $60 mil­lion worth of grants aimed at en­cour­ag­ing new and in­no­va­tive sus­tain­able farm­ing prac­tices.

The multi-year grants, called Smart Farm­ing Part­ner­ships, range from $250,000 to $4 mil­lion, and are in­tended to im­prove the con­di­tion of soils, veg­e­ta­tion and bio­di­ver­sity.

Groups of skilled or­gan­i­sa­tions and in­di­vid­u­als in the agri­cul­ture, fish­ing, aqua­cul­ture and farm forestry in­dus­tries are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply for a grant from the Fed­eral fund­ing pool.

Ap­pli­ca­tions opened last month and close on De­cem­ber 21.

The part­ner­ship grants make up part of $134 mil­lion al­lo­cated for Smart Farm grants across the next six years, and $1 bil­lion set aside for the fed­er­ally funded Na­tional Land­care Pro­gram.

In­for­ma­tion about the Smart Farm­ing Part­ner­ships grants and how to ap­ply is avail­able at nrm. gov.au.

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