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Cotton growers approach govt seeking flood assistance
16
Dec '10
The cotton cultivators from central Queensland have directly approached the State and Federal Governments with their appeal for extending assistance to help them recover from the effects of flood.

Around 30 cultivators assembled at a property ravaged by the recent floods, and walked up to the State and Federal Agriculture Ministers to update them regarding the extent of damage that the recent floods have caused.

Some of these cultivators incurred a loss of about $1.5 million dollars by losing their produce and infrastructure and are now urging that it would be difficult for them to recover and get ready for taking the crop next year unless the government extends any help.

Tim Mulherin, Queensland Minister, has also employed a committee to assess the extent of damage caused by the recent flood. The committee has been directed to present a report before the State Government about the extent of assistance that needs to be extended.

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