-09.21.09- �It is estimated that the dry weather has already cut the state�s wheat crop by 20 percent and every day without rain means more of the crop is lost,� New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries Ian Macdonald said in an e-mailed statement today. That equals about 1 million tons of wheat lost, he said…About 66 percent of New South Wales has been declared drought-affected compared with 64 percent a month ago, as the state experiences below-average rainfall, Macdonald said. Read more

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