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Drought funding welcomed

Drought relief funding from the New South Wales Government to the state’s farmers now exceeds more than $1 billion.

An additional $500 million has been announced that’s being divided between Drought Transport Subsidies, the farm innovation fund, while the cost of farming fees are being slashed.

It’ll also fund counselling and mental health services, animal welfare, and critical community services.

To find out what it means for our primary producers, rural reporter Eddie Summerfield caught up with Sonia O’Keefe, who’s on New South Wales Farmers’ Rural Affairs Committee.

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