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

Cyclone Debbie: BOM shows wind speeds top 260kph as Queensland battered

14:34 EDT

As Cyclone Debbie crossed the north Queensland coast, it created wind gusts of up to 263kph.

BOM warns of flooding in Cyclone Debbie's wake; Brisbane set for pounding

14:30 EDT

Ex-Cyclone Debbie is causing monsoonal rain and major flooding across central Queensland, with the deluge set to hit Brisbane on Thursday.

Cyclone Debbie: Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine cut off; BOM says winds still strong

14:21 EDT

Damage from Cyclone Debbie has cut all roads to the north Queensland towns of Bowen, Airlie Beach and Proserpine, but there have been no reports of injury from the Whitsunday Islands, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has said.