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Coles donates $1m to kick off national drought appeal

Coles has donated $1 million to drought-affected farmers as a national fundraising campaign launches at more than 1,500 supermarkets and Liquorland stores. The $1 million donation from the Coles Nurture Fund – together with all funds donated by customers at the checkout – will be provided to the Country Women’s …

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Farmers to get special weather guides

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud says a new series of weather guides will soon give Aussie farmers “easy access to crucial climate and weather information”. The climate-outlook guides are the fruit of a joint project between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. They’re developing them for 56 …

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Ombudsman welcomes $5bn drought fund for farmers

Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has welcomed the new $5 billion Future Drought Fund. The fund will help farmers prepare for future droughts in Australia. It was announced at the national drought summit in Canberra last month. The summit brought together state and federal governments, weather experts, …

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Woolies’ Drought Relief Milk hit shelves this week

Woolworths started selling its Drought Relief Milk range in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT this week. The limited-edition range offers customers the option to buy Woolworths Full Cream and Woolworths Lite Milk varieties at $2.20 for 2L and $3.30 for 3L. The extra 10 cents per litre will go …

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Woolies and Coles introduce milk levy to help farmers

Woolworths has announced a limited-edition milk range to help provide short-term relief to drought-stricken dairy farmers. Available in Queensland, NSW, ACT and Victoria from mid-October, the new drought relief range will offer customers additional Woolworths Full Cream and Woolworths Lite Milk varieties at $2.20 for two litres and $3.30 for …

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IGA retailers to support drought-affected farmers

IGA’s 1,400 independently owned stores and their customers are coming together to support Australian farmers affected by drought. Customers are able to buy a $2 Raindrop Token, with all funds raised going towards the Drought Angels Appeal. Well known in rural Australia, Drought Angels is a small charity that gives …

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Woolworths Group and customers raise over $7m for farmers

The Woolworths Group, together with its customers, has raised more than $7 million so far for drought-hit Aussie farmers. They have done so through Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale appeal. Rural Aid is already using the money to deliver more livestock feed and cover essential household expenses. It will also …

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Coles to match customer donations to Australian farmers

Coles has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar every donation by Coles’ customers to help support drought-hit Australian farmers. The supermarket says it will carry out this pledge for the entire month of August. This follows $5 million in grants and interest-free loans from the supermarket’s Nurture Fund. A number of other …

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Woolworths and Coles support drought-hit Aussie farmers

Woolworths this week announced its support of Rural Aid, in a partnership that will help double the charity’s existing capacity in the next 12 months. The retailer says it has done this to support Australian farmers and rural communities affected by the drought. Hundreds more farmers are set to benefit …

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