• Australian Government support continues for agricultural shows and field days forced to cancel because of COVID-19
• 110 events will share in $710,817.54 Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program supplementary payments
• The program provides funding to help meet the costs of fixed overheads
More Australian Government support for COVID-hit agricultural shows and field days is on its way for 110 events around the country to help them recover.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said $710,818 in supplementary expense claims has been approved under the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program.
“Almost $34 million has already gone out to the 378 shows and field days approved for funding for costs paid from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020,” Minister Littleproud said.
“With the help of the Australian Government, our agricultural shows and field days are bouncing back from the pandemic.This is a tribute to the hard work of their volunteers and support from local communities.
“These events are at the heart of our rural and regional communities and help farmers stay competitive by sharing innovation and new ways of doing business.
“The Australian Government is committed to ensuring agricultural shows and field days are in the best position possible to continue in 2021 and beyond.”