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.
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