An Innisfail banana producer says growers are not receiving enough support six weeks after freak winds devastated the region’s farms.
- The Banana Growers Council says it’s getting an “unofficial” line that wind damage to crops is not being regarded as “nationally significant”
- The council and farmers say they’re yet to receive a response either way about recovery assistance
- One grower says it’s devastating to have to sack workers amid the employment crisis
Dianne Sciacca and her husband, Frank, had 40 hectares of bananas wiped out by winds associated with Tropical Cyclone Niran, which also affected a further 1,200 hectares between Cairns and Silkwood.
The Sciaccas were disappointed to say the least when they received word that…