Farmers need help now, not later

By Mal Peters
Updated December 17 2015 - 1:50pm, first published January 30 2014 - 4:00am
Then Prime Minister John Howard during a flying trip to Cobar in 2002 to inspect the drought.
Then Prime Minister John Howard during a flying trip to Cobar in 2002 to inspect the drought.

GOOD on Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce for arguing the importance of interest rate subsidies for farmers struggling in bad drought conditions, but they are needed now, not when "budgetary circumstances allow it".

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