More than 90 farmers have been involved in debt mediation talks with their financiers under a new scheme to get better outcomes for defaults.December 11, 2012 4:05am
More than 150 Victorian farmers have received extra financial support in the first year of the Victorian Government’s Farm Debt Mediation Scheme.
Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said the government had made it compulsory for banks and other creditors to offer mediation to farmers before beginning debt recovery proceedings on farm mortgages.
‘‘The scheme has proved its value in the first 12 months, and it will continue to be needed as farmers recover from the decade of drought and subsequent flood events,’’ Mr Walsh said.
‘‘Primary producers make a significant contribution to Victoria’s economy. The Coalition is committed to ensuring the necessary support is available to help our farmers through tough times.’’
UPDATE: The CFA has downgraded its advice message.
The Yarrawonga Mulwala Cricket Club has hosted the first ever ACA Masters contest at the Stan Hargreaves Oval in Yarrawonga.
There was a good turnout for Wednesday’s Remembrance Day service in Tatura, which saw a number of wreaths laid at the War Memorial, and the presentation to Brad Corken, of the Tatura RSL Spirit Award 2015, by president Robert Mathieson.
THE annual One and All Inclusion Day is heading back to the revamped Echuca Racecourse on Sunday.
A GROUP of Rochester Secondary College students visited Bendigo last week to donate blood for the first time.
Bowls Club hosts 49th Victorian Country Masters Pairs
The Oriential Weatherloach has infested the Goulburn River.
The largest ever Strawberry Fields crowd turned out to enjoy the event on the Murray River at Tocumwal at the weekend.
AFTER the hottest October in Victoria since records began in the 1850s, it will come as little surprise that rainfall across the district was unusually low.
The lead up to the Christmas period has seen a group Moira Foodshare volunteers providing necessary food for those in need, one box at a time.
‘Peppinella’ development bigger than first planned
Watch and Act issued for Corowa and Wahgunyah near Rutherglen, urging people to leave now as conditions may worsen.
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