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Farm power bills set to double, triple......

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Jul 26, 2017

Intensive Farmers, Irrigators and any large power consumers will be reevaluating budgets as power costs are set to double and in some cases triple. One intensive farmer expects to pay $90k this year, up from just over $40k last year.

An Irrigator was flabergasted when Origin Energy offered to renew his contract at three time what he currently pays.

Farmers say that the cost of power and the increase in council rates are getting out of control