WA Farmers welcomes new funding

STATE farming body WA Farmers has applauded the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) for securing funding and putting an end to the annual budget cuts, which have seen staff numbers effectively halved over the past decade.

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WAFarmers is pleased the Royalties for Regions program will be replaced with long term projects.

Over $130 million of new funding over the next four years will lock in current staffing at 1580 Full Time Equivalents (FTEs), with around 1000 staffers working on Agriculture related issues.