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$20 million support delivered to bushfire-affected farmers

22 August 2020

Bushfire-affected primary producers across South Australia have received more than $20 million in grant funding since last summer's devastating fires.

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More support for bushfire-affected SA communities

31 July 2020

Primary producers impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires will benefit from expanded eligibility for the $75,000 disaster recovery grant and timeframe changes announced today, with small businesses also given more time to request support.

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Bushfire recovery grants reach $10 million for KI farmers

18 June 2020

Kangaroo Island farmers impacted by last summer’s devastating bushfires have now received more than $10 million under an emergency bushfire response grant program for primary producers.

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More support for bushfire-affected Kangaroo Island

20 March 2020

Kangaroo Island is one step closer to recovery after the Federal and South Australian Governments today announced $3.7 million in joint funding to support bushfire-affected farmers over the next six months with associated freight costs of ferrying fo…

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Drought package expanded to help more people

5 March 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government's $21 million drought package will be expanded to allow more primary producers dealing with extended dry conditions to access support as an outcome of the Premier's recent drought tour.

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Over 2,000 tonnes of donated hay reaches bushfire affected producers

28 January 2020

Fodder support to bushfire affected livestock producers continues to grow with more than 2,000 tonnes of hay distributed across Kangaroo Island and Cudlee Creek.

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Smoke taint tests offered to bush fire affected wine grape growers

28 January 2020

Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island wine grape growers will have access to subsidised smoke taint test samples to assist them in better understanding the impact on their crop from the bush fires.

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$75,000 bushfire grants now open for farmers

24 January 2020

South Australian primary producers in bushfire-affected regions can now apply for grants of up to $75,000 to help rebuilding and recovery efforts.

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Livestock losses on Kangaroo Island continue to rise

17 January 2020

As Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) start to complete their initial assessments on Kangaroo Island more than 43,000 livestock registered with the department have been lost in the bushfires on Kangaroo Island.

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Livestock losses on Kangaroo Island

12 January 2020

As of Sunday 12 January, more than 32,000 stock have been lost in the bushfires on Kangaroo Island, however this may rise as reports of livestock losses are provided to Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).

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