The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is continuing to deliver on our long term plan for Tasmania.

Part of this plan is security for Tasmanian farmers and rural communities. This Government is committed to continuing to work closely with farmers and rural communities in drought affected areas.

We are mindful that Tasmania is a state of two halves, while some areas have a promising season ahead, others are continuing to manage drought conditions.

Having consulted and listened, the Government is delivering $400,000 in targeted drought support to complement the existing assistance programs.

This package is a sensible and balanced approach to ensure the security and longevity of Tasmania's agricultural future.

Our primary industries are a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy with the latest Agri-Food scorecard demonstrating an exceptional year, growing 10.6 per cent to an annual value of $2.67 billion.  More details here and here.

I am proud to be part of a Government that recognises and supports this valuable sector. For more information, see here

Guy Barnett

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