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Australia: Rallying together to support growers impacted by recent floods in Adelaide

Late last year, close to 300 growers with an estimated 1,500 hectares of land in the Northern Adelaide Plains were significantly impacted by severe weather conditions and flooding. These conditions caused around $50 million in damages and losses. Consequently, farmers in the region have experienced many challenges relating to low seed volumes to resew crops, decreased availability of fungicide to treat surviving crops, damage caused by weeds and insects, as well as widespread damage to infrastructure. To provide support for those impacted, AUSVEG, a national industry body representing Australian vegetable and potato growers, teamed up with the South Australian Produce Market to establish the South Australia (SA) Growers Flood Appeal. Established in October, this Appeal has effectively rallied support from the community, industry partners and businesses to provide much needed help to local horticulture growers affected. Speaking about the SA Growers Flood Appeal, Chief Executive Officer, South Australian Produce Market, Angelo Demasi said, “The SA Growers Flood Appeal is raising much needed funds to help with the purchase of seedlings and assist with the re-establishment of viable crops for the future.” More

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