Rabobank has announced a range of support measures that will be offered to its farming clients adversely impacted by floods and extreme rainfall in Queensland’s south east and New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region.
Rabobank regional manager for southern Queensland and northern New South Wales Brad James said while events were still unfolding and the full affects of the floods and prolonged heavy rainfall on agriculture would not be known for some time, impacted producers will be dealing with damage to pasture, crops, livestock and infrastructure, including sheds and fencing.
Mr James said “it is very early days”, with flood water in some of those impacted districts still peaking.
“The current focus is on the safety and wellbeing of people in affected regions and concerns about loss of homes and businesses. As people begin to embark on the enormous task of recovering and rebuilding from the devastating floods in coming weeks, the full extent of damage will become more apparent,” he said.