Program to help farmers through tough times

Farm businesses can better prepare for the perils of drought, frost, hail and fire, with the Federal Government announcing the Managing Farm Risk Program.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the program would provide one-off rebates up to $2500 in dollar-for-dollar funding to cover the costs incurred by an eligible farm business in securing, or attempting to secure, agricultural insurance.

Rebates will be available nationally to eligible farm businesses; more details at