Farmers in hardship will need another year of support to get through the tough times, but Labor's agriculture spokesman wants to know what happens after that.
Joel Fitzgibbon says the federal government needs to focus on resilience and adaptation to help farmers respond to drought and other hardships.
"We've got to help people find new business models, to retrain and for some to acknowledge, sadly, that maybe they don't have an ongoing concern because of a severely changing climate," he told parliament on Tuesday.
Labor is supporting the government's plan to extend the farm household support allowance from three years to four to ensure farmers can get income support, planning advice and retraining for longer periods.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud introduced the proposal after a tour of drought-stricken properties by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last month.
It will apply to those currently receiving the allowance, those who apply in future and give an extra year of support to those who have already used their three years.