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RIC info sessions in drought affected NSW Orange, Dubbo and Moree

The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) – which provides government-funded low interest loans to farmers in need – will be on the ground in Orange, Dubbo and Moree in the next month holding information sessions.

The RIC opened 1 July this year and our farm business loans replace the federal concessional loans scheme delivered by the NSW Rural Assistance Authority (RAA) which closed to new applications on 30 June.

The RIC will be holding information sessions for farmers’ trusted financial advisors in October and November in Orange, Dubbo and Moree. The sessions will be delivered by interim CEO Matt Ryan.

“Our farm business loans are for regular farmers who, because of things outside their control like drought, are doing it tough,” Matt Ryan said.

“I want to personally invite all local accountants, financial advisors, banks and other service providers who farmers go to for financial advice to RSVP and come along to these sessions. Our priority is bringing them up to speed on our loans, their uses and the application process so when farmers go to them for advice, they’ll know how our loans might be able to help.”

Orange RIC info session
9.30–11am Wednesday 31 October
Orange Ex- Services Club, Orange

Dubbo RIC info session        
9.30–11am Thursday 1 November
Dubbo RSL Club, Dubbo

Moree RIC info session
9.30– 11am Friday 2nd November
Moree Town and Country Club, Moree

To RSVP please call 1800 875 675 or email ric@agriculture.gov.au.

Media Contact: Julia Brown mobile: 0439 699 791 email: julia.brown@agriculture.gov.au