23rd October 04:12 PM
Australia's most populous state, New South Wales now entirely in drought
By Semi Turaga
Thursday 09/08/2018
A NSW farmer stands on his dried up land [Photo: News.com.au]

Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought.

A dry winter has intensified what has been called the worst drought in living memory in parts of eastern Australia.

NSW produces about a quarter of Australia's agricultural output.

It has been officially listed as "100% in drought".

The state and federal governments have provided A$576m in emergency relief funding.

Farmers there say they are unable to feed livestock.

Some have spent up to A$10,000 per truckload of hay just to feed their animals, according to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

[Source: BBC]

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