Farmers and growers are getting a helping hand to prepare for Omicron with $400,000 to support primary producers with contingency planning and response if a farmer or grower contracts COVID-19. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the funding is to support the farmers who have played a huge role in keeping NZ’s economy rolling. The PM says it’s vital all food and fibre producers have a plan so it is easier for other people to step in and help run your farm, or feed your livestock, at short notice. Wage support is also available through the Leave Support Scheme for people affected during this stage of the Omicron outbreak.