• Call to government, as dry conditions worsen

    WEB P12 VFF Drought Conditions 17Oct18 pe c6 20181015
    DRY SEASON: With low rainfall predicted for the Strathbogie region over the coming weeks, Landmark’s Russel Mawson said now is the time to prepare.

    THE Victorian Farmers Federation is putting a call out to the Victorian Government to expand drought relief arrangements, in an effort to help farmers across the state facing drought conditions.

    With the continued onset of dry spring conditions, the call has come as things become more sever in in Gippsland, the Mallee, Wimmera and northern parts of the state.Late season frost events and high fodder and water prices have continued to create challenges.

    Many farmers are now taking the tough decision whether to cut their crops for hay or simply not harvest at all.

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