Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flood takes toll on growers

By 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

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Was Sydney's smoky morning necessary?

13:24 EST

Smoke from hazard reduction burns caused 'very poor' air quality in Australia's largest capital city during this morning's peak hour commute.

Sydney lost as fog, smoke from hazard reduction burns settles over city

09:34 EST

Sydneysiders could have been forgiven for not knowing where they were this morning after the iconic skyline was shrouded in thick smoke and fog.

Myer Hobart store beats flood and fire, but market conditions may be toughest foe

17:03 EST

It has risen again from the ashes and has emerged from a devastating flood — but the challenge for the latest incarnation of Myer's Hobart store is simply to get people to shop there.