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Sustainable agriculture grants now open to ACT rural landholders

Staff Writer |
Rural landholders across the Australian Capital Territory are invited to apply for a share of $150,000 in grants to boost sustainable agriculture practices and build resilient, healthy farms.

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Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker and ACT Deputy Chief Minister, Simon Corbell, said the grants were central to the National Landcare Programme’s delivery of practical outcomes that make a real difference on the ground.

“The Australian Government’s $1 billion National Landcare Programme includes a powerful commitment to regional funding for natural resource management across every jurisdiction in the nation,” Minister Hartsuyker said.

“In the four years to 2017–18, that includes over $4.6 million in funding for the ACT— or around $1.1 million in 2016–17 alone.

“It is an investment that provides ACT farmers with the opportunity to build the unique local knowledge and skills required to improve productivity and drive better environmental outcomes across the territory’s $7.8 million agriculture sector.”

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