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Agricultural shows tipped to return, federal government grants $25m

A $25-million support package has been announced for COVID-hit agricultural shows and field days to help them return in 2022.

The federal government announced it would extend the Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Day Program by $21 million this year and has committed to a $4 million program to support showmen and women.

The head of Australia's peak show society said the funding was fantastic news for local and Royal shows.

"They have been doing it very tough with no ability to generate income over this last year, and it's wonderful to see the support of the federal government for our ag shows," Agricultural Shows Australia executive officer Katie Stanley said.

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Article written by: Kim Honan, Amelia Bernasconi, and Lara Webster

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