[13 February/ Rural News Group] ANZ will extend its assistance package to farmers if demand for assistance from farmers is high. The bank will commit an initial $50 million after an official announcement of a drought was declared by Parliament. ANZ Commercial & Agri Managing Director, Graham Turley explained that the package is designed to offer targeted assistance, whilst recognising there may be more complex situations. Mr Turley also illustrated how the bank encourages farmers to meet with advisors early to develop a plan, various forecasts and talk about funding requirements.