Graziers concerned over drought plan
Saturday, 9th November, 2019
By Callum Marshall
The President of the Pastoralists’ Association of West Darling (PAWD) has expressed concern about the federal government’s interest-free loans for graziers, as well as the state government’s sacking of the NSW Drought Coordinator.
A program allowing small agricultural businesses to apply for loans of up to $500,000 to pay staff, buy equipment and refinance was announced on Wednesday.
But speaking to the BDT yesterday, Mr Jackson said there were a lot of questions about the way the loans were structured and what the overall impact would be for graziers.
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