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Region's Mud Army rallying to help farmers

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FLOOD waters have receded and what is left behind is devastation across the region.

But the South Burnett has its very own Boots 'n' Bulldust Mud Army.

And they are looking for recruits.

Volunteers are needed to help farmers across the region clear debris from their farms and help clean up their properties.

One of the many farmers who suffered at the hands of the Australia Day weekend floods was Nanango's Keith Black.

His family farm's crops, which were planted just a week ago, were washed away resulting in tens of thousands of dollars lost.

Kilometres of fencing on his farm replaced after the 2011 floods have either been washed away or covered in debris.

"The farmers will benefit from volunteers helping out," he said.

"A lot of farmers are older and some live by themselves so any help from anyone is appreciated."

Mud Army organiser Sandy Towell said farmers in the South Burnett were in desperate need of assistance.

"We are looking for volunteers across the South Burnett who don't mind doing dirty, hard work and want to help," she said.

Jobs will include clearing vegetation debris from barbed wire fences, picking up debris from crops, cleaning farming infrastructure and providing general assistance.

If you would like to volunteer or if you are a South Burnett farmer and need help, contact Nazrine on 41632116 or Sandy on 04230830224.



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