Smart Farming Partnerships to receive $27 million
SOIL health, innovation, digital farming and nextgeneration weather forecasting will be improved thanks to $27 million in funding through round one of the Smart Farming Partnership grants.
Fifteen projects will be funded through grants of up to $4 million to adopt the next generation of sustainable farming practices to benefit the future of Australian agriculture.
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said the multi-year grants would bring together farmers, researchers, community groups and others.
“We are funding ambitious projects to benefit sugar cane farmers in Queensland, graziers in Western Australia and on farm weather forecasting in NSW,” Minister Littleproud said.
“Farming can be rough and unpredictable. Dynamic real-time weather forecasting helps farmers make better decisions instead of relying on seasonal weather forecasts.
“One project will show farmers how to use manures and composts with other fertilisers to avoid doubling up and wasting money as they improve soil health and on-farm productivity.”
Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud.