Agriculture and Food Minister Mark Lewis said $12 million of Royalties for Regions funding had been allocated to a grower adjustment package.
"Western Australia's potato industry was deregulated on September 30, 2016, providing growers with greater choice and flexibility to pursue higher value markets and value adding opportunities," Mr Lewis said.
"This package recognises significant changes to individual businesses may occur as a result of deregulation, and will support growers moving forward."
Mr Lewis said eligible growers had until December 8, 2016 to apply for funds under the package.
The allocation of funds is based on recommendations from a working group, which included the Potato Growers Association, Potato Marketing Corporation and the Department of Agriculture and Food, as well as industry feedback.
Adjustment payments will be based on growers' average production for the domestic market over a three-year period, and compliance standing with the Potato Marketing Corporation.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the package would provide critical funds for individuals to adjust to the new market conditions.
"Growers may consider using the funds to improve existing infrastructure to increase production and productivity, develop strategies to increase market share, or transition out of the industry," Mr Redman said.
"An additional $2 million has also been made available, under a co-funding arrangement with the Potato Growers Association, for industry development in WA, including investments in research and development, marketing and retaining access to varieties."
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