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Government may prosecute farmer if he takes 300 cattle through national park for greener pastures

GRAZIER Matt French has a mountain to climb to keep his cattle alive but he’s been blocked at the pass. East of the Snowy Mountains, at Adaminaby, Mr French’s herd of 300 cattle only has one week’s worth of grass left to eat. For the last five months his herd has been living on the […]

September 16th, 2018
Topic: AGISTMENT, Cattle, DROUGHTS FLOODS, LAW POLICE CRIME, POVERTY, STOCK FEED Tags: , , , ,

‘This is the toughest yet’: NSW declared 100 per cent drought stricken

The NSW government says the state is now 100 per cent in drought as farmers battle through one of the driest winters on record. The entire state of NSW is now impacted by drought, official figures show. A drier-than-expected June and July has left many farmers with failing crops, a short supply of water and […]

August 8th, 2018
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, WATER & IRRIGATION, WEATHER Tags: , , ,

Silence of the lambs: NSW farmer to shoot starving flock because he can’t afford to feed them

FARMER Les Jones will this month shoot all 1200 of his starving sheep and bury them in a mass grave on his barren farm in northwestern NSW. The sheep are living skeletons, so emaciated the Jones family can’t even use them to feed themselves “unless we ate soup every day”. Cattle & Sheep are so […]

July 22nd, 2018
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, FIRES FLOOD FAMINE, GRASSES LEGUMES, HELP ASSISTANCE, MORTGAGES, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, Nsw, PASTURES, PEOPLE, POVERTY, PROPERTIES, REPOSSESSIONS, SHARE STORIES, Sheep, STOCK FEED, WANTED TO SELL, WOOL Tags: , , , ,

FLOODING in QLD : Disaster declaration for state’s north

NORTH Queensland has been disaster declared with towns isolated, many dozens of homes inundated, schools and businesses shut, residents evacuated and highways cut in a record-busting deluge over one-third of the state of Queensland. Disaster officials fear a “dangerous situation” unfolding as forecasters predict two tropical cyclones may form up in the Gulf and the […]

March 10th, 2018
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, FIRES FLOOD FAMINE, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, Queensland, TOWNS & CITIES, WATER & IRRIGATION Tags: , , ,

Australia’s poorest town: Mungallala, Queensland — On show pics & info

Welcome to Australia’s poorest town: Mungallala, Queensland — average annual income $3,148 Updated 13 Jun 2016, 2:55pm External Link: Story Hunters on ABC iview: Australia’s poorest town Map: Mungallala 4467 The residents of Mungallala, in Queensland’s mid south, take home an average salary of a little over $3,000 a year according to the Australian Taxation […]

August 8th, 2016
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, Nsw, POVERTY, TOWNS & CITIES Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Darling Downs schoolgirl’s post on drought goes viral

A DARLING Downs schoolgirl has used a heart-breaking story of a drought-affected farmer pushed to the point of suicide to argue why the government needs to support rural people. Luci Bain’s post about an Australian farmer went viral and has been shared more than 25,000 times. She started by writing about a farmer with no […]

July 16th, 2016
Topic: CHARITIES CAUSES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, PEOPLE, SUICIDES Tags: , ,

Dairy woes hit Australian farmer confidence with a Dry autumn

In its monthly outlook report, Rabobank said dairy farmers would respond to the price cuts by reducing herd sizes, which would reduce milk production. Farmer confidence has eased due to the dry start to autumn, coupled with the significant challenge to dairy farmers in parts of the country’s south east after steep price cuts. A regular survey by Rabobank […]

June 1st, 2016
Topic: DAIRY MILK, DROUGHTS FLOODS Tags: , ,

India’s Deadliest Epidemic for Farmers

More than 300,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves since agriculture was liberalized. On May 14, Ramnariam Barma woke up determined to end his life. He had long been pondering this decision, and the government’s refusal to compensate him for the loss of his harvest was the straw that broke the camel’s back. “We had been […]

October 22nd, 2015
Topic: DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, DROUGHTS FLOODS, SUICIDES Tags: , ,

Farmers ask Government to tackle drought as natural disaster

Photo: John Lethbridge tries to sell his Hughenden farm land due to lack of income. Farmers are warning the Queensland beef industry is on the brink of collapse and the dire and enduring drought needs to be declared a natural disaster. Around 75 per cent of Queensland is drought-declared and graziers are coping with their […]

May 3rd, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, GOVERNMENT, GRANTS SUBSIDIES, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, PEOPLE Tags: , , , ,

Life and death in WA’s Wheatbelt: a farmer’s struggle

The challenges facing John Shadbolt and son Gerard in Mukinbudin are typical of those confronting many Wheatbelt farmers. Photo: Simon White Suicide fears in regional WA as farmers struggle to make ends meet If the heat isn’t the first thing that gets you, it will probably be the silence. The Wheatbelt region of Western Australia […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, LIFESTYLES GENERAL, PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Western Australia Tags: None