Canberra gives $100m to grow drought fodder, but will it work?

Mike Foley
Updated November 8 2019 - 6:03pm, first published November 7 2019 - 4:45pm
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing more drought funding, flanked by Deputy PM Michael McCormack, Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie, Drought Minister David Littleproud, and Education Minister Dan Tehan.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing more drought funding, flanked by Deputy PM Michael McCormack, Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie, Drought Minister David Littleproud, and Education Minister Dan Tehan.

The federal government has announced new drought support measure after it signed a $98 million deal with the South Australian government to supply 100 gigalitres of cheap water for southern Murray Darling Basin irrigators to grow pastures and fodder for livestock.

Mike Foley

Mike Foley

National rural reporter

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