New assistance scheme helps farmers prepare before the drought

Assistance is reaching beyond livestock farmers for the first time to all sectors, including horticulture growers and broadacre croppers. The Farm Business Resilience Program provides free information and training sessions to improve drought preparedness.

Farm Management Grants provide a rebate of 50 per cent up to a maximum of $2500 for professional assistance to develop a plan. These are jointly funded by the Queensland and Australian Government.

Once a plan is in place, Drought Preparedness Grants of up to $50,000 and Drought Ready and Recovery concessional loans up to $250,000 are available in any year, for sustainability projects like water infrastructure.

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Including eligibility criteria and how to apply.