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Rural Aid Australia volunteers lend a hand at Polson family farm on Oxley Island | Manning River Times




Getting farmers back on their feet after the flood disaster in March is all the motivation Rural Aid Australia volunteers need to lend a hand. The charity spent a week on Oxley Island as 20 volunteers cleaned up debris and equipment, removed plastics from paddocks and repaired fence lines on four farms. Rural Aid project coordinator Grant Miskimmin said volunteers were more than happy to assist with the clean-up. “Farmers are amazing people and I think it’s nice we can be here and give them a helping hand,” Grant said. “They’re the lifeblood of the food bowl of Australia.” One of the farms belongs to local dairy stalwarts the Polson family. Debbie Polson detailed the damage to the 550 acre property and how relieved the family…

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