Drought Still Stalks Australian Farmers

Jun

20
2008

The most severe drought for 100 years in Australia is getting worse. Farmers warn that this winter’s wheat crop could be even smaller than last year’s if rain does not come soon. Most Australian grain is exported and empty (6.18.08) Outback grain silos have contributed to shortages and rising global prices. Australia is the third-biggest wheat exporter behind the U.S. and Canada. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports. Read more


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