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Cairns Region Farmers Invest for Great Barrier Reef Protection


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Author: Tarina White

Source: Cairns.com.au

October 8, 2012

"GORDONVALE cane grower John Ferrando is among a record number of farmers in the Far North who are investing in environmentally friendly practices to improve soil quality and reduce chemical runoff to the Great Barrier Reef.

The Commonwealth has doled out almost $5 million this year to farmers in the Wet Tropics through its Reef Rescue Water Quality Incentive Grants scheme.

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