TheAustralian – Loan Relief For Hard-Hit Farms – 16 February 2014


STRUGGLING farmers will be able to access bigger and cheaper government-backed loans and become eligible for disaster relief under a drought package Tony Abbott will take to cabinet early next week. Agriculture Minister and Nationals deputy leader Barnaby Joyce is pushing for an additional $280 million of loans to be made available, taking the $420m Farm Finance package approved last year to $700m.

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