Unseasonable autumn weather is causing concern for some farmers on the New South Wales southern tablelands who are still battling to recover from a decade of drought.

The climatic drought maybe over, but Bungendore farmer John Reardon says dry times continue.

“It is starting to get fairly critical because we need rain to give us some winter growth,” he said.

There is little nutritional value in pastures leftover from spring and germination of new growth has stalled.

Mr Reardon says the poor seasonal outlook is being compounded by the expiry of the Federal Government’s Exceptional Circumstances drought assistance, which was delivered as either household support or interest rate subsidies…  (Full Article)

 

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