Flood takes toll on growersBy Rhianwen Whitney, Wednesday January 30, 2013 - 15:53 EDT
Horticulture body Growcom says many fruit and vegetable growers are once again faced with the tough task of rebuilding.
CEO Alex Livingstone says while the damage is not as bad as it was after the 2011 floods, crop losses are still extensive.
He says producers need help.
"We'd see that getting product out and keeping cash flow to producers is going to be really important," he said.
"We've got to remember that it's only been two years since the last major event.
"The Lockyer got hit very hard two years ago.
"A lot of these producers are still in a recovery phase after that - both financially and in their farm."
© ABC 2013
More breaking news
Water is flowing into outback Lake Eyre, but somewhat differently from past flooding of the remote saltpan, travel guide Rex Ellis says.
A strong and complex low is moving over New Zealand and has been generating heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms and gale force winds.
The sunrise this morning likely made the ancient sandstone formation of Uluru glow a glorious red at dawn, although cloud and rain from today should lead to more demure morning displays for the next couple of days.