Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Australia's most populous state entirely in drought

Drought declared in entire state of New South Wales Farmers in New South Wales told they can shoot kangaroos to cope with historic drought
Pablo Mccormick | 10 August, 2018, 14:26

Queensland is also partially in drought, while Victoria and South Australia have parts experiencing dry conditions.

The new rules will increase culling quotas and more shooters to operate under a single license, a government press release states.

According to the Department of Primary Industries, 61 per cent of NSW is either in drought or intense drought, while almost 39 per cent is drought affected. Young farmers under 35 are especially vulnerable to stress and negative effects of droughts, researchers at the University of Newcastle said in a recent study.

Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair said farmers were enduring one of the driest Southern Hemisphere winters on record.

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The state and federal governments have provided A$576m (£330m; $430m) in emergency relief funding.

The Bureau of Meteorology's outlook for the next few months shows below-average rainfall and hotter temperatures than normal, which will likely exacerbate the drought.

The problem isn't confined to NSW. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull toured some drought-stricken communities on Sunday, announcing $12,000 grants for each affected farming family.

Farmers have told harrowing stories of failing crops, severe water shortages and being unable to feed livestock. The lack of food for animals has resulted in farmers being forced to ship in grain or hay from other parts of the country to keep sheep and cattle alive, spending thousands of extra dollars each week just to get by, while others have had to shoot starving animals.

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"Some areas of the state did receive some welcome rainfall this month that has provided a little relief for stock and domestic water; unfortunately though it will not even come close to the recovery needed for most farmers".

Frank McRae, chair of the Australian Fodder Industry Association, said the drought has left dire feeding conditions for the animals.

No, the so-called millennium drought of 1997-2005 is often cited as the most devastating - it ravaged nearly 50 per cent of Australia's agricultural land.

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