A number of services and avenues for assistance are available to support farm families, farm businesses and rural communities prepare for and manage the drought conditions.
Page Last Reviewed: 30 Aug 2018
Family and Business Support Program rolls out in drought-affected regionsEight Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors have been appointed across drought-affected areas of upper Eyre Peninsula, Murray-Mallee, mid and Upper North, and the pastoral areas.Read more about Family and Business Support Program rolls out in drought-affected regions
National Drought Coordinator visits as grain crop forecast dropsThe National Drought Coordinator will make an initial visit to South Australia tomorrow as the latest grain season update released today shows a revised estimate of 5.8 million tonnes with an estimated farmgate value of $1.7 billion.Read more about National Drought Coordinator visits as grain crop forecast drops
State Government rolls out support program to drought affected regionsSouth Australian farmers and their families impacted by the dry conditions will be provided assistance through the State Government’s appointment of up to eight Family and Business Support scouts.Read more about State Government rolls out support program to drought affected regions
Sheep Technology & Innovation Day 2018Sheep and wool producers are invited to attend the Sheep Technology & Innovation Day in Hawker this September where the latest innovations and advice helping shape South Australia’s sheep and wool industry will be on show.Read more about Sheep Technology & Innovation Day 2018
Trial manuka plantation site begins in Mid NorthPlanting has taken place today at a trial manuka plantation site in the State's Mid North, as part of a project exploring the viability of growing the premium product in the region.Read more about Trial manuka plantation site begins in Mid North
Stronger farm biosecurity with new State Government programA new program to strengthen South Australia's farm biosecurity and animal health management was officially launched today at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days.Read more about Stronger farm biosecurity with new State Government program
Government establishes dry season working groupThe State Government has today convened a working group with key industry stakeholders and support agencies to discuss the challenging seasonal conditions farmers and communities are experiencing in parts of South Australia.Read more about Government establishes dry season working group
NRM is changing - join the conversationThe State Government wants to see communities and people central to managing the natural resources of their region. This involves significant reforms to the NRM system, and your input is critical.Read more about NRM is changing - join the conversation
South Australia's 2018-19 grain harvest estimated at 6.9 million tonnesDry conditions to the start of the sowing season, as well as frost and wind, have played a significant role in South Australia’s 2018–19 grain harvest forecast being below the long-term average at 6.9 million tonnes.Read more about South Australia's 2018-19 grain harvest estimated at 6.9 million tonnes
New management approach for endemic sheep diseasesThe management of endemic sheep diseases, Ovine Johne’s disease and footrot, is set to change under new programs introduced today and being rolled out over the coming months.Read more about New management approach for endemic sheep diseases
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