FarmHub has been launched to support drought-affected farmers. It contains details on assistance with fodder, water, transport, everyday living expenses and health in the one spot. It has been developed in partnership with the National Farmers’ Federation.
Now Farmers have a single and straightforward place to find out what drought assistance is available to them. The new online resource was launched recently bringing together information on drought support available for individual farmers.
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud said FarmHub brings together the services of the Commonwealth, states, councils and charities. “This will tell farmers what assistance is available for them without any mucking around,” said David.
“Farmers just need to go to farmhub.org.au and type in their location to find help available. It will show what fodder, water, transport and living expense assistance is available at an individual farm, as well as mental and physical health services. This has all been pulled together and verified by the National Farmers’ Federation,” said David.
David also launched a National Drought Map to help coordinate the drought response and so governments, business and communities can make informed decisions. “The National Drought Map is a clear and precise picture of conditions and the drought response across Australia,” he said. “This will help us to be flexible and responsive to the drought when conditions change. It has information such as rainfall, soil moisture, available government assistance, numbers of farm businesses, agricultural regions and employment by industries.” FarmHub and the Drought Map are dynamic sites that will continue to improve over time. The National Drought Map is available at map.drought.gov.au.