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Queensland Government Assists Cotton Growers to Improve Efficiency
March 10, 2016

A great example of government support and encouragement for the sustainability of the Australian cotton industry is a recent offer of low interest loans to growers to improve water and energy efficiency.

The Queensland Government is offering Sustainability Loans to Queensland cotton growers to make changes on-farm, such as improving farm irrigation layout, build water storages, add solar power plants or improve pumping systems. The purpose is for primary producers to increase productivity and long term viability.

“Cotton growers can use QRAA loans to improve the long-term viability of their farms by increasing efficiency and reducing the cost of pumping and irrigation,” says Cotton Australia General Manager, Michael Murray.

“Low interest loans such as these are a great way to upgrade infrastructure efficiency on-farm, and we recommend all cotton growers in Queensland consider them.”

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