Govt allocates $520m climate boost for farmers into revamped drought fund

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Updated May 9 2024 - 4:51pm, first published May 7 2024 - 6:00am
Government to invest $500m into a revamped Future Drought Fund to help farmers build climate change resilience. Picture by Penelope Arthur.
Government to invest $500m into a revamped Future Drought Fund to help farmers build climate change resilience. Picture by Penelope Arthur.

The federal government will rewrite the Future Drought Fund to better prepare farmers and regional economies for the increasing impacts of climate change and invest almost $500 million over the next eight years to deliver the next phase of the program.

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Jason Gregory

National Rural Affairs Writer

National rural affairs writer for ACM's agricultural print and digital publications, covering federal politics, agri-politics and life in the regions. 2023 National Rural Press Club award winner. Send story tips to jason.gregory@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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