CRITICAL financial support has been given to the National Centre for Farmer Health to enable the continuation of its renowned farmer reach-out program for another year.
The Federal Government has provided $375,000 together with the State Government $250,000 to help continue agriculture healthcare programs such as its flagship service Sustainable Farm Families.
While the one-off grants fall short of the $1million annual funding the centre had applied for, NCFH director Susan Brumby said it was a secure platform to continue the agriculture healthcare services.
“This is recognition that farmer health, wellbeing and safety is important in the productivity and resilience and this funding is a clear and unequivocal statement that both sides and all levels of government and the community thinks this important for the agriculture industry,” Ms Brumby said.
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