Drought Transport Fund
IF you haven’t actually been driving out of town lately, make no mistake, it’s dry out there and explains why the state government is introducing the NSW Drought Transport Fund.
The fund will provide up to $20,000 in low interest loans, with a two-year interestand repayment-free period, to help farmers pay freight costs for fodder, water, or to move stock to agistment.
Member for Dubbo Troy Grant was quoted as saying this week, “The costs of transporting fodder, water, or to move stock is crippling our farmers, as more than a quarter of the state is struggling with drought or conditions approaching it, including the Central Tablelands, Central West and in the far west of the state.
“Our farmers are the lifeblood of the region, and when they are struggling, the whole community is impacted,” Mr Grant said.