Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today joined with primary producers and farming families of the Stewarts Brook community to thank Glencore for their donation of $200,000 to Buy A Bale.
Mr Johnsen said that following a discussion he had in early April with Ian Cribb, Chief Operating Officer for Glencore, the company agreed to donate to Buy A Bale.
“Our local community has been really touched and amazed by this significant donation by Glencore, and the many attendees at today’s announcement testify to that.
“As a Member of the Nationals in Government who works for his local community, I am delighted to see many farming families set to benefit from this donation, and I have noted the appreciative feedback I have received today.
“It is my sincere hope that other large businesses will follow this excellent example of corporate citizenry from Glencore.
“As a former farmer myself, I know there are good and bad periods in farming, and that currently we are going through a bad period, so I would strongly encourage those affected farmers to contact me so I can highlight the assistance that is available to our local community.
“The NSW Government has also created a ‘Drought Hub’ which farmers can visit online https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/climate-and-emergencies/droughthub to learn about the assistance that is available, both state and federal,” Mr Johnsen concluded.
*A photo from today’s event can be seen on Michael’s Facebook.