Government call for Federal farm partners
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.