Cotton Australia welcomes NSW drought package


Bourke Cotton Growers Association President Tony Thompson said that without rain there will be no crop this year Photo: TWH

otton Australia has welcomed the New South Wales Government’s $500 million Drought Assistance Package.

The package includes $190 million for drought transport subsidies, $150 million to boost the Farm Innovation Fund infrastructure program, and $110 million to reduce farming costs by waiving fees and charges.

Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay says the assistance package is a boost for drought-affected cotton growers in NSW. Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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