Farmers have applauded the federal government’s decision to extend its $150,000 instant asset investment write-off offer until December after many businesses highlighted the previous deadline was too short to make practical use of the incentive.
Rebates for on-farm water infrastructure expenses to help primary producers in drought-affected areas available for $50 million over 3 years, starting in 2018-19 financial year.
Agriculture joins forces to forge a new pathway for women in ag leadership On International Womens’ Day, National Farmers’ Federation announces new pathway to leadership for women in agriculture. Applications are now open for the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program mentoring opportunity. Women have been… Read More >>
National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) said the grants were a part of the Federal Government’s smart farm program. Farmers and regional communities are urged, through farming systems and natural resource management groups to put their heads together and develop project ideas covered under the program. Eligible works include those… Read More >>
The Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme provides relief from supply charges on electricity accounts that are used to pump water for farm or irrigation purposes. Financial assistance is available in drought declared areas or if your property has been drought declared. You can apply… Read More >>
Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) The Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) provides five assistance measures. Drought-declared properties may be eligible for: freight subsidies for transporting fodder freight subsidies for transporting water the EWIR (Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate), which provides a rebate on the purchase and… Read More >>
Planning now and for the next generation When it comes to the succession planning process, most farms are family-owned so harder to divide fairly as land values can fluctuate wildly over the years. Succession planning ensures that there is clarity and a written agreement within… Read More >>
Drought is one of the biggest challenges farmers face and has a significant impact on agricultural output, productivity and on-farm income. The Australian Government is committed to supporting farming families and businesses prepare for, manage through and recover from drought. As part of this support,… Read More >>
The Drought Relief from Electricity Charges Scheme provides relief from fixed electricity charges on accounts that are used to pump water for farm or irrigation purposes. Financial assistance is available in drought declared areas or if your property has been drought declared. You can apply… Read More >>
For farmers, retiring can mean more than just losing their home according to research conducted by La Trobe University’s Rural Health School. PhD student Heather Downey has been researching the concept of retirement for farmers, working with six Australian farming couples. “Prior to becoming a… Read More >>