Cotton growers in the central Queensland town of Theodore are surveying their losses as floodwaters recede.
Up to half of the region’s cotton crops have been wiped out by flooding from the Dawson River.
Grower Fleur Anderson says rural lobby groups and farm financial councillors are expected to visit the town this week.
“It’s a pretty sobering thought, I mean we’ve all gotten over the initial shock,” she said.
“We’ve all done everything that we could at that point and now we need to get on and make sure that we are getting accurate information into those lobby groups so that they are representing the real situation here.”
Queensland Primary Industries Minister Tim Mulherin says he hopes to receive a report today on the flood-affected cotton crop in the Theodore area.
Mr Mulherin says officers from the Department of Employment and Economic Development have been in the area assessing flood damage.
He says once he has the report, he will advise Premier Anna Bligh and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on what further assistance measures might be needed under the National Disaster Relief Arrangements (NDRA).
“We’ll be looking at whether these areas can or meet the requirements under the special assistance grants, which is a $25,000 grant which is another category under NDRA,” he said.