AUSTRALIA - The government of Victoria state has announced further support for dairy farmers with $6.7 million of new programmes to help them get through the dairy crisis and improve the long term resilience of dairy farm businesses.
The total support package has been boosted from the original $4.5 million package in line with community feedback, with the focus firmly on improving support for young families in the dairy industry and retraining for those who want to leave the industry.
Other support includes mental health and well-being support, and on-farm business assistance. The dairy industry has also contributed $5.2 million to support farmers.
Victorian Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said: “Dairy farming is at the heart and soul of Victorian agriculture – and we want it to stay that way.We said that we would listen and consult with dairy farmers and their communities and we have.”
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