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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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$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

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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Bushfire agricultural impacts continue to rise

3 January 2020

The impact of agricultural losses as a result of the recent and ongoing bushfire activity across the state continues to rise.

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Bushfire agricultural impact assessment continues

21 December 2019

The assessment on the impact of agricultural losses as a result of the devastating bushfires across the state is still being conducted by officers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA).

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State Government to work with Riverland growers after devastating hailstorm

5 November 2019

The South Australian Government will immediately work with Riverland growers impacted by yesterday's hailstorm event to assess the damage to crops.

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Be a hailstorm hero - buy fruit

20 March 2019

The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced $60,000 in funding to reinvigorate the ‘Hailstorm Heroes’ campaign to support local growers by encouraging consumers to buy imperfect apples.

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State Government urges animal owners to plan ahead this bushfire season

1 November 2018

With the bushfire season rapidly approaching and dry weather conditions providing increased risk, animal owners are urged to plan and prepare for management of animals during and after emergencies.

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