Foreign pest damage compensation for farmers
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 4:47p.m.
Farmers whose crops are ruined by foreign pests will in future be able to claim recovery assistance from the Government.
Primary Industries Minister David Carter says the new Biosecurity Recovery Framework will run alongside existing support for farmers who suffer from droughts and floods.
"The Government recognises that biosecurity incursions can have economic, environmental and social impacts that can hit production businesses hard and take time to recover from," he said today.
"The new framework will make recovery measures available to people seriously impacted by a disease or pest incursion."
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27/06/2012 6:47:59 p.m.
well the way or boarders are protected with incursions five in total this year including PSA through vines from China.Why don't they fix the problems at the front line have MAF given an open cheque book.And stop stupid things like Virroa through importing queens sercurity these days the trouble is free trade ok the next thing will be the pig virus.
They better get ready for a massive handout for foot and mouth diease.
Because thats were our countrys going.
John keys got to stop runing our boarders on a balance sheet.Isn't what the government really saying truely we will give you a subsidy.They ended decades ago.Stop the problems coming into the country which makes economic sence first.And don't assume the way we are going will be fine.Aussumptions are the mother of all stuff ups.
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