How you can help our melon farmers in crisis
A SOUTH Burnett farming family is appealing for support after losing a crop of watermelons following Tuesday's hail storm.
Tieran and Amy Goodhind were two days out from harvesting when a localised hail storm ripped through their Wattle Grove paddocks destroying close to 400 tone of produce
Mrs Goodhind said it's couldn't have come at a worst time with the melon price peaking at $1/kg.
"We were going to hit the market at the right time so it' a massive loss," Mrs Goodhind said.
"We've had lots of support from friends and family offering words of comfort."
Their Go-Fund-Me page is an attempt to cover the loss so they can hold on until next season.
"People tend to forget about farmers because they make so much off a harvest, but they forget about the costs involved," Mrs Goodhind said.
"Lots of people in South Burnett and Kingaroy have been helping us because Tieran is 25 and I'm only 26 and it's so hard for young people to get started in farming.
"The phone has been ringing off the hook."
You can contribute to the Go Fund Me campaign here.