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In-Drought Support for Farmers in NW NSW

In-Drought Support for Farmers in NW NSW

9 December 2013

Farmers in North West NSW battling extreme dry conditions for 18 months will receive additional assistance from the NSW Government via a package of emergency in-drought support measures.

The Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner and Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson announced the NSW Government has allocated $7.6 million to fund emergency support measures for the Bourke, Brewarrina and Walgett local government areas, including:

  • Up to $20,000 for transport assistance reimbursement, backdated to 1 July 2013;
  • Up to $30,000 for emergency water infrastructure grants, which the Commonwealth Government has indicated it will match;
  • Additional funding for the Rural Support Worker program and a drought incident co-ordinator;

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WorkCover Sheep | Beef Cattle Farm Rebate

WorkCover Sheep | Beef Cattle Farm Rebate

9 December 2013

If you are a sheep or beef cattle farmer in NSW you may be eligible to claim up to $2,000 to help your business become smarter and safer.

WorkCover NSW is offering the rebate as part of a special promotion for eligible farmers on items purchased between 1 October 2013 and 31 May 2014 to implement safety solutions.

To be eligible for the program you must meet operate a sheep and/or beef cattle enterprise as a sole trader or employ 50 or fewer employees. 

WorkCover will rebate from an approved list of safety solutions aimed at increasing safety when working with livestock or tractors and in reducing exposure to sun and noise. 

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Concessional Loans for NSW Farmers

Concessional Loans for NSW Farmers

4 September 2013

Three months after the announcement by the federal government, NSW farmers are now able to access concessional loans of up to $650,000 as part of the Farm Finance Package. 

The Concessional Loans Scheme is designed to assist farm businesses experiencing debt-servicing difficulties but that are considered financially viable in the longer term, by providing immediate, short-term assistance. 

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Boyce client named cotton grower of the year

Boyce client named cotton grower of the year

11 August 2011

Congratulations to Boyce clients— Bill & Sue Willis, Ed & Maria Willis and Von Warner of “Bullamon Plains” Thallon, Queensland—who were awarded “Monsanto Cotton Grower of the Year” for 2011 at the recent Australian Cotton Industry Awards held in Narrabri.

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Boyce director to speak at UK Agricultural summit

30 May 2011

Boyce Moree Director, Phil Alchin, will be a guest speaker at the 2011 Agricultural Investment Summit to be held in London in June. 

The event, now in its fourth year, brings together CEOs, investment managers and trustees from major pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and insurance companies (amongst others) to discuss the unique investment opportunities presented by agriculture.

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