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Advice for recovering from floods

While the spring floodwaters in the Riverina-Murray region are now receding, their effects are still being felt among agricultural businesses.

In response, the NSW Government has produced a handy guide to assist producers in the recovery process.

Led by the Riverina-Murray Region Recovery Committee, and assembled by Local Land Services and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, the publication provides information on pasture management, weed control, animal welfare, financial planning, and health and wellbeing.

Recovery coordinator at Local Land Services, Tom McIntosh, said the floods were among the most protracted and widespread flood events on record.

“These floods have significantly affected many producers and other agricultural businesses,” he said.

“Farmers have been dealing with a range of issues, including stock diseases, ruined crops and pastures, and loss of farm infrastructure.

“This has brought considerable financial and emotional stress to many in the sector, and this publication is a useful addition to the help that is on offer for these people.”

The Landholder Flood Recovery Advice document contains advisory articles from Local Land Services agronomists and veterinarians, as well as material from NSW Health, the NSW DPI Rural Resilience Program and the NSW Rural Financial Counselling Service.

It is available to download from the websites of Murray Local Land Services and Riverina Local Land Services – please click here.

For more information, contact Matt Lane, Communications on 02 6051 2252.