Support for farmers affected by storms
Farmers impacted by hail and storm damage can apply for state government assistance
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural communities Mark Furner said recent severe storms across Queensland were a timely reminder the Queensland environment can prove quite a challenge for the state’s farmers.
“Any producer that has been impacted by these events can apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) declaration.”
“This declaration gives producers access to freight subsidies of up to $5,000, as well as Disaster Assistance loans of up to $250,000 at a concessional interest rate to help fix damaged infrastructure such as fences, sheds and hail netting.
“You don’t have to wait for a disaster to be declared by state or federal authorities—if your agribusiness has been affected by storms and if you need assistance, you could consider applying for an IDSP.”
Mr Furner said applying for IDSP declarations was as simple as contacting the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).
“You can apply online or via the phone and a Departmental officer will visit your property for assessment,” he said.
“Our officers are experienced in providing rapid assistance to our farmers and in conducting these assessments.
For more information on Individual Disaster Stricken Property Declarations contact DAF on 13 25 23 or visit daf.qld.gov.au.
Source: Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities