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A local MP has welcomed new measures to assist in drought relief.

Federal Member for Barker, Tony Pasin MP said the over 700 million dollar package was designed to support both farmers and regional communities.

Mr Pasin also said “Since the budget the federal government has committed an additional $355 million to step up drought response.

“This will protect jobs and make sure our agricultural industry can bounce back once the drought breaks,” Mr Pasin said.

The Federal and South Australian Governments have struck a deal to secure up to 100 gigalitres of water for farmers to grow fodder, silage and pasture at a discounted rate.

For the first time businesses that are dependent on agriculture will also be able to access interest-free loans of up to $500 thousand.

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