Shoalhaven News

Additional support on the way for drought stricken farmers

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Additional support is on its way for South Coast farmers facing significant challenges with worsening drought conditions.

Nearly all the southern part of the Bega Valley Shire and the southern part of the Shoalhaven is now drought declared, other areas of the South Coast are either on drought watch or in the drought onset category.

The NSW government yesterday committed to increasing financial and mental health support for farmers.

The NSW Farmers Association says the Farm Innovation Fund will now be able to provide increased loans with significantly extended interest-free terms.

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