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Farmers may be eligible for grants of up to $100,000 in recovery support through the Critical Producer Grant.

Flood-affected primary producers are being urged to apply for the funds from a $100 million pot co-funded by the Federal and State governments.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the funding available will help primary producers recover by restocking, replanting and rebuilding essential infrastructure. ‘These grants will help play an important role in supporting those in the sector who are trying to rebuild and continue producing after overwhelming losses,’ said Mr Hogan.

Applications now open

‘Applications for funding are now open, and I urge eligible local primary producers to make the most of this opportunity and apply for support so they can continue rebuilding their businesses.’

State Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the grants will help primary producers in the key agriculture, horticulture, forestry and aquaculture industries get their businesses back on track.

‘Our state’s agriculture, horticulture, forestry and aquaculture industries have played an essential role in building a strong and thriving economy, and we are committed to keeping our farmers and key regional industries in business,’ said Mr Gulaptis.

‘The funding in this package will complement the $75,000 Special Disaster Grant already available for impacted primary producers.’

Funding is available to primary producers for:

•Dairy – up to $100,000

•Extensive livestock, broadacre cropping, turf production and perennial tree crops – up to $75,000

•Apiary, poultry and pork – up to $50,000

•Aquaculture, commercial fishers and other horticulture such as berries, vegetables, vine crops, cut flowers and nurseries – up to $30,000

•Private native forests and timber plantations – up to $10,000

Applications for the Critical Producer Grant program are now open. For more information and to apply, visit: www.nsw.gov.au/criticalproducergrant.

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