Farm Business Resilience Planning for Production Horticulture
Drought is a fact of life in Australia and to boost the longevity and strength of Queensland horticulture, Growcom is working with government bodies, industry service providers and natural resource management groups to enhance farm business outcomes by supporting farmers to prepare for, manage and recover from drought.
The Queensland Government has introduced new drought assistance packages to help Queensland primary producers better manage future droughts through proactive measures, including tailored training, grants and loans. The new drought preparedness measures will be open to all primary producers without needing a drought declaration.
Farmers will need a Farm Business Resilience Plan or similar to apply for the Queensland Government’s drought assistance grants and loans. A rebate of 50 per cent to a maximum of $2,500 will be available to primary producers for the professional cost of developing a Farm Business Resilience Plan for their property.